About

The MAC is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.

In the summer of 2015, The MAC moved its programming to the historic Ben Griffin Ford building at 1601 South Ervay Street, which is part of a five-building, three-acre compound being renovated and repurposed by North Cedars Thirty LLC. As anchor tenant, The MAC will occupy just over 4,000 square feet through a long-term lease with North Cedars Thirty LLC, a Dallas-based development company. Local architect Dan Shipley leads the redesign of the five-building complex, which includes space for commercial galleries, nonprofits, restaurants, retail, and urban green space.

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Fall 2014
The MAC and North Cedars Thirty Announce
New Permanent Home for The MAC in Dallas’ Cedars Neighborhood
The MAC and North Cedars Thirty LLC announced their partnership in creating a new permanent home for The MAC as the anchor tenant of a new mixed-use commercial development in the Cedars neighborhood in Dallas.

In the summer of 2015, The MAC moved its programming to the historic Ben Griffin Ford building at 1601 South Ervay Street, which is part of a five-building, three-acre compound being renovated and repurposed by North Cedars Thirty LLC.

The MAC will occupy over 4,000 square feet through a long-term lease with North Cedars Thirty LLC, a Dallas-based development company. Local architect Dan Shipley leads the redesign, which includes space for commercial galleries, nonprofits, restaurants, retail, and an urban green space.

Since opening on McKinney Avenue in 1994 as the first venue in North Texas where contemporary art of all disciplines could be explored under one roof, The MAC has presented art on a human scale, striving to make the challenging world of contemporary art relevant and accessible to new and continuing audiences. With exhibitions from regional, national, and international contemporary artists, The MAC has set an extraordinary record of presenting over thirteen hundred artists in the galleries, including our annual membership exhibition. In 2012, The MAC welcomed more than 14,000 visitors to the gallery, making it home to some of the most inspiring, challenging and riveting art in Dallas and North Texas.

The MAC’s new home in the Cedars is easily accessible by rail, bus, or car – conveniently located 0.3 miles from DART Cedars Station.

Administrative offices are temporarily located at 1501 South Ervay Street. The MAC continues to present outdoor, offsite, and pop-up programming during the transitional phase.