About Us

The Canyonlands Arts Council is a state and federally recognized 501c.3 organization doing business as the Moab Arts Council or MAC.  First incorporated in 1987, MAC has grown and adapted to meet the ever-growing interest in and need for the arts in our community.  It is a matter of arts pride that Utah was the first state in the nation to create a state arts organization, and Moab was not too far behind.  Pictured here are members of the Moab Valley Community Concert Association.  Composed primarily of Texas Gulf employees and spouses, it was first organized in 1961.

Moab Arts of 40 years ago

MAC currently acts as an arts advocacy, leadership and granting organization.  We can offer "umbrella" not-for-profit 501c.3 status for groups or individuals seeking grants.  Under our grants program we manage and re-distribute funds that the Moab City Council annually allocates for community arts projects.

Our mission is to promote and support the arts in Southeastern Utah.  We do this with the belief and understanding that arts activities, events and education provide for general community well-being while contributing to economic diversity.  In our "big picture" view we see the growth of the arts in all directions as simply making Moab a better place to be for residents and visitors alike.