Art & Culture

Public Charity

The Central MN Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

Benefits to You of Giving to Charity

While we believe at the CMAC that your primary motivation to donate to charity should be altruism, we also think you should know that great tax benefits exist for those who give. Here are some of the benefits you should know about.

*A contribution to a qualified charity is deductible in the year in which it is paid. Putting the check in the mail to the charity constitutes payment. A contribution made on a credit card is deductible in the year it is charged to your credit card, even if payment to the credit card company is made in a later year.

*Regardless of the amount, to deduct a contribution of cash, check, or other monetary gift, you must maintain a bank record, payroll deduction records or a written communication from the organization containing the name of the organization, the date of the contribution and amount of the contribution. For text message donations, a telephone bill will meet the record-keeping requirement if it shows the name of the receiving organization, the date of the contribution, and the amount given.

*To deduct a charitable contribution, you must file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A.

Visual arts

The Central MN Arts Council is working on the creation of an Artisan Fair, Arts and Culture Educational Classes, Food Courses and more in the coming years. 

Performing arts

The Concert in the Park Series takes place Wednesday Evening during the months of June, July and August.

Please see the Schedule page for the Concert Line Up. 

Our Mission

CMAC is an organization that fosters, nurtures and sustains artistic excellence and creates a climate in which the arts and humanities may flourish in a community. We are here to promote Arts in the community of Sauk Centre and surrounding areas through awareness, appreciation, education and support; creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all.