Projects & Programs
Wagner Performing Arts Center
The most recent effort by the M.A.C. has been the renovation of the historic auditorium now known as the Wagner Performing Arts Center, or WPAC. Contracts between the M.A.C. and the school district were signed in September 2012. The M.A.C., along with many community volunteers and local businesses, has since undertaken repairs and renovations with the goal of returning the long-neglected facility to its former glory. While much remains to be done, today the WPAC is once again in use by the community and the school district.
Projects of this magnitude cannot come to fruition all on their own. It takes generous donations from local businesses and residents in the community in order to see a project like this come to life. Please visit our DONATIONS page to help donate to the cause.
Movies Under the Moon
In Partnership with the YMCA and Parks & Recreation
The M.A.C. has been a proud sponsor since its inception in the fun, family activities together with the YMCA and Monroe Parks & Recreation. For several Friday nights near the end of summer, Movies Under the Moon are offered at Lake Tye. Crafts for kids 12 and under are offered starting at 7pm by the YMCA, and free popcorn is provided during the movie! Monroe’s Parks & Recreation department supplies an outdoor screen and the movie selections with the MAC providing the evening’s pre-event entertainment. It is an amazing opportunity to spend the evening with family and friends, see a movie and be creative all within a few short hours!
Public Art and Murals
The M.A.C.’s first funded project was a remarkable 80-ft. long mural in historic downtown Monroe, depicting local underwater river life and painted by a local regional artist. This mural signifies the city’s establishment at the confluence of two beautiful rivers and features the area’s indigenous salmon – a Pacific Northwest icon. The mural is an educational and aesthetically pleasing point of interest for tourists, school-aged children and residents alike. It is painted on the North side of the building at 207 N. Lewis Street in downtown Monroe.