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Mineral Area Council on the Arts Announcement of 2020-2021 Season

Every year the Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) brings quality art and cultural programming to the region.  The plans for the 2020-2021 are no exception!  The board of directors has great hopes of being able to continue serving our community and completing the mission to “promote and strengthen the cultural environment in all segments of the area served by Mineral Area College by creating and supporting opportunities for the community to experience the arts locally and at an affordable cost.”  At this time, the feasibility of offering each event will be considered as the time grows near. Health and safety recommendations from the St. Francois County Health Department and the management of each venue will be followed as directed.

Along with the plans for a stellar year of events, the organization is now open to those interested in becoming a member.  From its beginning thirty years ago, MACOA has functioned as an advisory board with a host of volunteers.  The Board of Directors has had the desire to foster greater community involvement.  Over the course of approximately two years they have formulated a plan whereas the organization will now have a membership from which the future Board of Directors will be elected.  Community members who purchase a season ticket for the very reasonable $50 will be welcomed as the first members.  The members will be invited to elect the future Board of Directors from within the membership, will be asked to share thoughts on event programming, will receive monthly reports from the Executive Director, and will be invited to volunteer at events.

Scottye Adkins, Executive Director of MACOA stated, “Opening the organization to a wider community membership will hopefully serve to bring desired programming to the area and strengthen the organization into the future.  The board of directors is very pleased with this opportunity to connect better with those who support MACOA and want to be more involved.”

“The 2020-2021 Season has been structured to include requests made on the comment cards and suggestions of our faithful patrons. For now, it is MACOA’s intent to execute the season in its entirety.  Any changes will be handled on an event-by-event basis. While our goal will always be to support our mission to bring exceptional cultural experiences to the region, our
obligation is to allow our patrons to attend with confidence that precautions are in place to keep everyone safe.”

2020-2021 MACOA Season

(*Item included in $50 Season Ticket)

Freedom Endeavor Photo Exhibit featuring U.S. Military Veterans

Mineral Area College Fine Arts Gallery (Theater Lobby)

Free Admission (Donations Accepted)

Afternoon showings from Noon to 4:00 p.m. will be August 25 – 28, September 1 – 4, and September 9 – 11.

Evening showings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. will be August 31, September 8, and September 11


Honoring American Heroes Concert featuring brass ensemble directed by Kurt Bauche

Mineral Area College Fine Arts Theater

Free Admission (Donations Accepted)

September 11, 7:00 p.m.


*Liverpool Legends from Branson, MO in concert

Centene Center, Farmington

Reserved Seating

October 10, 7:00 p.m.


Creative Writing Workshop featuring published author Karent Sargent

Followed by a public reading of winning entries from the MACOA Creative Writing Contest

ColJac Artisan Café, Farmington

Free Admission

October 17, 3:00 p.m.


*Celebrating 30 Years! – Line Dancing Event featuring Jason Loughary as DJ and Lonnie Edwards as Line Dance Instructor

Alexander’s Grand Ballroom, Farmington

General Admission will include appetizers

Cash bar available

January 23, 7:00 p.m.


*Rachmaninoff & Shostakovich featuring pianist Robert Marler and cellist Carmine Miranda

Centene Center

Reserved Seating

February 21, 3:00 p.m.


St. Louis Irish Arts featuring live Irish music, dancing, and folklore

(Rescheduled event from April 2020 – Season Ticket holders from 2019-2020 season will be admitted at no additional fee)

Location to be announced

March 6, 6:00 p.m.


*Rosie Revere Engineer & Friends a Theaterworks USA Production

Centene Center

Reserved Seating

April 10, 2:00 p.m.


K-12 Art Show featuring 1000+ displays of local student artwork

Mineral Area College Bob Sechrest Field House

Free Admission

May 1, 10:00 a.m.


To purchase a season ticket, complete the form available here and mail with payment to Mineral Area Council on the Arts, PO Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601.  Contact Scottye Adkins at or (573) 518-2125 with questions.