When Don Knotts walked into 107 High Street to volunteer for World War II, the Monongalia Arts Center had not yet been conceived of. Constructed in 1913, the building served as Morgantown’s first large post office and federal office building. Today it’s on the National Register of Historic Places—and BOM voters consider it Morgantown’s best gallery.
Displaying local art is just one of the MAC’s functions. In 2017 it hosted a flood benefit, artist networking events, a CD release party, comedy nights, choral and chamber concerts, a Prince memorial art tribute, and several stage productions. The center hosts private lessons of all kinds: visual arts, digital photography, drums, guitar, and voice, to name a few. Writers share their work at monthly literary nights, and the MAC even has its own glee club.
But the community knows the MAC best for is its always-changing displays and sales of local art. Exhibitions rotate monthly, in general, and they’re free to the public. Check the MAC Facebook page to find out about upcoming events. — KP
107 High Street, 304.292.3325, @monartscenter on Facebook
written by KENDALL PERKINSON