Since 2006, the Tweed & Area Arts Council (T&AAC) has enriched the cultural life of the community by promoting awareness of and appreciation for the arts. The T&AAC was founded on the belief that the arts are for everyone. Our vision is to enrich the cultural life of the community by promoting awareness of and appreciation for all of the arts. T&AAC is a volunteer organization, and membership is open to all – artists or those who support the arts. T&AAC is a registered charity; tax receipts are issued for memberships and donations. The volunteer board is elected by the members at the annual general meeting.
- Develop relationships between artists and the community
- Advance awareness and appreciation of the arts through communication, education, and partnerships
- Create and maintain the Marble Arts Centre (MAC)
- Collaborate closely with the Municipality of Tweed and other partners
- Encourage participation in the arts, especially by youth and seniors.
- Provide public performances and visual arts displays
- Provide instructional seminars
- Produce arts festivals and cultural activities
Marble Arts Centre
Built in 1864, the MAC is owned by the Tweed & Area Arts Council. It can be rented for stage productions, other performance events, movies, classes, meetings, weddings, and family gatherings. This renovated facility is air conditioned, seats up to 120, is wheelchair accessible and includes a kitchenette and serving facilities. The MAC has a stage, lighting and sound systems, projector and screen, and can be licensed under the LLBO. Located just minutes from Tweed at 13 Bridgewater Road in the hamlet of Actinolite , the MAC is just south of Hwy 7, and a ‘stones throw’ from Hwy 37.