Meadville Council on the Arts began 36 years ago with a fledgling group of individuals who loved the arts. These men and women came from Allegheny College and the surrounding Meadville Area. They had a dream to offer a ‘home’ to budding artists and established artists to come together, whether it be in the arts, theatre or dance. MCA has been growing ever since. We began on the second floor of the historic Market House, our founding members created the ‘space’ that is now MCA from a raw attic. Hundreds of exhibits, plays, Improv, dance, seminars, camps, art and music classes and so much more has come from this humble beginning. MCA has helped people try their hand in the arts and/or helped them hone their artistic ability. We have created clowns, musicians and actors. The list goes on and on as we continue to keep our mission – to keep the arts alive in our area!