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McConnell Arts Center – Mission & Vision

The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (MAC) is:

  • A contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts.
  • An arts center offering a series of performances, exhibitions and classes, and cultural opportunities through both ticketed and free events.
  • A historic cultural facility transformed from the Worthington High School, built in 1915.
  • A 20,000 sq. foot building with a 213 seat theatre, an exhibition gallery, four classrooms, a digital imaging studio, a dance studio and rotating exhibitions sprinkled throughout the facility.
  • Continuing the legacy of the Worthington Arts Council to advocate, create, and nurture arts programming.


Change lives and make memories through creative arts experiences.


The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington brings people together  through experiences that spark learning and explore creative conversations.


The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington is open to everyone, regardless of where they live. There is no admission fee to view our exhibits. For more information on how you can volunteer, exhibit, perform, or teach at the MAC, click here.


  • Jazz into the MAC Next Week April 26, 2016
    When a musician is that good, it’s enough to hear them perform on their own. But what about when four of some of the area’s most talented musicians join together to recreate music by Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. Well, I don’t think I am capable of telling you just how good that … Continue reading Jazz into the MAC Next Week
  • The Chocolate Cake Chronicle April 17, 2016
    Here’s one of many things I’ve learned since I started volunteering at the McConnell Arts Center:  you can rent rooms and spaces for your special events at the MAC. My stint at the reception desk has given me the opportunity to see folks preparing for association fund-raisers, social events, and meetings. This often involves delicious … Continue reading The […]
  • Because Volunteering at the MAC is cool April 3, 2016
    The other day I was talking with a friend about my volunteering at the McConnell Arts Center.  “That’s cool,” she said. “That’s why I do it,” I replied. “So people will think I’m cool.”  Let’s face it, we volunteer for things because we get something out of it, even if it’s just that cool fuzzy … Continue reading Because Volunteering at the MAC is cool