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Studio Theatre Presents: Frankenstein


MAC’s Studio Theatre production of Mary Shelley’s famous story will be pieced together from the original novel and the classic black and white films — with a comic twist sewn in. Join the mob as we chase the hideous fiend from secret laboratories, through beautiful ballrooms and over icy mountaintops. Is it a monster or a miracle? Either way, it’s ALIVE!

Theatre Showcase for Fall

Theatre Showcase

Free & open to the public!

MAC Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Fall Lit Arts Reading

Fall Reading

Friday, December 9th, 7 pm

MAC Literary Arts Program
Instructors and Students Read
Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction

Free & Open to the Public

Winter Arts & Crafts Sale

Art Sale

It’s almost the most wonderful time of year — MAC’s arts & crafts sale time!

Multnomah Combined Chorus Concert

Fall Chorus

Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Free & open to the public!

The Multnomah Community Chorus and Women’s Chorus will offer the first performance in MAC’s newly-floored auditorium! Get cozy and bask in the beauty of maple and music as Mark Woodward and Jessica Israels direct another memorable concert for our community.

MAC Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Multnomah Arts Center’s Instructors Showcase

November 4 – 29, 2016

Reception: Friday, November 4 • 5 – 7pm

Multnomah Arts Center's Visual Art Instructors Show

Image features work of instructors Liz Walker, Debra Carus & Jerry Harris

Artwork by Multnomah Arts Center adult and youth visual arts instructors and will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning November 4. The work will include paintings, prints, drawings, metal arts, ceramics, textiles, woodturning, sculpture, photography and more. An opening artist reception will be held in the gallery Friday, November 4, 5-7pm. The show may be seen through November 29.

MAC Will Provide Reduced Service 9/26-27

Portland Parks & Recreation is having an in-service staff training on September 26th and 27th for all Recreation Leaders, Coordinators, and Supervisors. As a result, the MAC building will be open but there will be limited support staff in the office to assist with building needs. Our registration and rental booking business will be limited due to decrease in staff.

PP&R Training

Thank you to our community for your understanding while we train to serve you better!

Rebecca Marsh McCannell in Trayle Studio

Rebecca Marsh McCannell

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet MAC’s printmaking community and visit our stunning Trayle Studio!

Help Improve Our Site!

Site Improvement

MACA is designing a new website, and we’d like your input!


We want the new and improved to be more accessible, useful and inviting for all of our community members.

Please help us by taking our survey here — we appreciate your honest opinions.


Call to Writers

Announcing a Call to Writers for 2017

MAC, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page, with the writer’s permission.

MAC’s poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” and was built and designed by five local artists. The post receives a lot of love, with nearly 200 poems taken each month.

Call to Writers


  • Send up to two typed works (please use Word attachments).
  • Each piece should be no longer than one single-spaced page.
  • Content should be appropriate for people of all ages.
  • Also include a short author bio, email address and phone number in a document separate from your writing (jurors will not be privy to identifying information).
  • Send your work or queries via email to
  • Submissions must be received by October 1st, 2016, for consideration by our panel.
  • Writers will be notified of submission decisions by December 1st.