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Archived MACAA Member Organization - Hannibal Arts Council
Featured MACAA Member - The Hannibal Arts Council
Founded in 1975, the Hannibal Arts Council continues to celebrate the joy the arts bring to life through presenting and encouraging community arts programming at all levels of the community. As a multi-discipline organization, the Hannibal Arts Council celebrates the arts - visual art,music, dance, theatre, and writing - in all its forms.
- Support and encourage the arts in all forms
- Encourage artists
- Connect the community with art, artists, and community arts programs
- Remind us all that art surrounds us daily
- Offer forums in which artists may showcase themselves and their art
- Connect the arts with audiences and audiences with the arts
- Bring a greater awareness of what art opportunities are in the region
- Nurture individuals to discover the artist within
- Offer and support community arts programming that is accessible, approachable, and affordable
Hannibal Arts Council
1221 Market Street
Hannibal, MO 63401
Executive Director - Michael Gaines
Program Coordinator - Karen Ruble
Administrative Assistant - Kerrie Green-Otten
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
|Hannibal Arts Council|
The Hannibal Arts Council is embarking upon an exciting journey. This community project will lead us from our current facility at 1221 Market Street to the establishment of a new Center for the Arts in Downtown Hannibal. The Hannibal Arts Council has dreamed of making such a move for quite some time and the right opportunity has come along. After much healthy discussion, thoughtful consideration and overall consensus we took the first step and entered into a building contract on 105-107 South Main Street, the former Other Place Bar. We did our homework on fundraising and renovation needs and completed a Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credit application. Thanks to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Hannibal Arts Council was awarded $87,500 in NAP tax credits (not a grant, but an opportunity for you to direct your tax dollars directly to HAC) to help us leverage $175,000 in fundraising dollars. After finalizing the building purchase and taking possession of the building we are now ready to take the next step.
Why a move? While the Hannibal Arts Council currently offers community arts programs and services at 1221 Market Street, and has since 1993, the new facility will enable us to serve our community in new and expanded ways. 105-107 South Main Street is handicap accessible and allows programs and services to be offered on one floor. It is also nearby to ample parking and will be another exciting development on South Main Street, joining other major projects like the Mark Twain Hotel, the new B&B Theatre's Main Street Cinema 8, Floodgate Gallery/Mark Twain Ice & Coal, and the Star Theatre. The overall general renovation plan includes changes to the 2600 sq. ft. first floor: the creation of reception, office, gallery and performance spaces in the former bar areas as well as workshop, meeting, kitchen and storage spaces in the former kitchen area. The second area targeted for renovation is the creation of additional office and storage spaces on the approximately 1800 sq. ft. unfinished second floor. The total project goal for building acquisition and renovation is $250,000.
Please join us on this endeavor. Come along for the ride and help us reach our destination! There are many ways in which you can help...financial donation, volunteer work days, fundraising, moral support, and encouragement.
|Wild & Wacky Arts Adventure|
The Wild & Wacky Art Adventure is held each August in Hannibal's Central Park from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. The event has turned out to be a great success. When 100 kids showed up the first year we were very pleased. Now we welcome 500 kids! The program is meeting its goals.
The Hannibal Arts Council saw a need to provide positive and healthy activities in which parents and children can interact, work side by side, explore creativity, and in some ways strengthen the sense of "family". The Adventure meets those goals and connects families in a whole new way. We have also been able to develop some amazing partnerships with local arts and civic organizations.
|Hannibal Arts Council Staff|
Michael Gaines, Executive Director - HAC, Kerrie Green-Otten, Administrative Assistant HAC and Margie
|Hannibal Arts Council Gallery G2|
The Hannibal Arts Council Galleries are active, viable gallery spaces hosting monthly exhibits featuring two-and three-dimensional works by regional artists of all ages. Thee are two galleries: The Helen Cruikshank Knighton Gallery is downstairs, and Gallery g2 is upstairs. Visitors to the galleries represent a cross section of the community and region, as do the artists represented. In order to serve the widest possible artistic and community cultural interests, all exhibits are oriented toward positive, life-affirming, humane values that will expand and enrich the experience of artists and audiences of all ages and varied backgrounds. Artistic pluralism and cultural diversity are important factors in the selection of a range of activities and artworks promoted, sponsored, and supported by the Council to engage, demonstrate, and elevate a variety of perspectives and viewpoints. We are proud to be able to provide the venue for these exciting aspects of visual art programming in the area.