Downtown Mural created by Arab High School Art Students

The City of Arab is committed to supporting the arts in every aspect of the lives of its residents and supports the Mountain Valley Arts Council (MVAC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts in and around Marshall County. The MVAC was originally founded in 1971 and strives to keep quality arts programs “alive and growing” in the communities it serves.

The MVAC's goal is to encourage all forms of art that enrich and enlarge the human experience. The Arts Council fosters the expansion of art appreciation and participation by presenting a wide variety of art and cultural activities.

The Arts Council operates under a Board of Directors which include members from all areas of the county. These hard working volunteers help make MVAC's activities possible through their ideas, talents, service and their commitment to the arts. Events include a Tuesday night summer concert series, annual songwriter’s festival, fine arts exhibits and competitions, and summer arts camp. The MVAC operates through a combination of annual grants and the continued generous support of its patrons.

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