Mill Hill Community Arts Center
The Mill Hill Community Arts Center (MHCAC) is an historic 1920s gathering space that has been transformed into a contemporary version of the original Bibb Mill Auditorium. The MHCAC once again hosts performing, visual, and culinary arts exhibitions and instruction, serving as the centerpiece of the Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village. The 7,000 sq.ft. facility has undergone a $1.6 million restoration highlighting original architectural elements and features state of the art sound, lighting, and video projection capabilities. Round and long tables and banquet chairs are available with rentals with seating for up to 170. The Center can also accommodate up to 250 guests for a standing exhibition or performance. A commercial-grade teaching and catering kitchen is also available. The MHCAC is conveniently located, less than a half mile from the Macon Centreplex, Macon Marriott City Centre Hotel and Coliseum Health System on Clinton Street.
The grounds surrounding the MHCAC are currently being developed into a linear park connecting Macon’s first neighborhood with the Ocmulgee National Monument and other community assets. The park will serve as a gateway and connector; a space for artists, residents, and visitors to share; and will be a programmable space for activities of all kinds. Adjacent to the park, authentic mill houses are being renovated as live/work housing, ideally suited for artists and creative entrepreneurs, who will be encouraged to live, create, and sell work from their homes and to produce programming in the MHCAC to connect with residents and visitors.
The MHCAC Tech Toolshed is also currently under development. As part of the MHCAC, the Toolshed will offer creative resources and provide access to professional tools and equipment for artists and creatives that are not readily available elsewhere.
Macon Arts Alliance manages and programs the MHCAC. For rental information and programming schedules, please email Jeni Hansen Gard and Forrest Sincott Gard at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, call 478-743-6940 or visit maconrtsalliance.org.