Friends of MAC

A Showing of Community Support

Friends donations represent a significant part of the Manhattan Arts Center's (MAC) budget. They are important not just for their monetary value, but also because they are an indication of community support of the Arts Center.
Stop by our office at 1520 Poyntz Avenue or phone 785-537-4420 to become a member today.

Donation Levels


Annual Friends donations help sustain MAC and provide rewarding arts opportunities for all area residents. Friends donations are renewed annually and can be made in the following categories:
  • Fan ($25 to $99)
  • Aficionado ($100 to $249)
  • Director ($250 to $499)
  • Master Artist ($500 to $999)
  • Maestro ($1,000 and up)
 For more information about Friends of MAC, please read the Friends of MAC Brochure.  

New member perks:

  • Join us for a Friends of MAC reception on the first Saturday of every MAC performance run. Please plan to attend and invite your friends and family to also become Friends so they can join the fun!

  • Friends can now order intermission drinks prior to showtime! This will save you from having to spend too much of your intermission waiting in line. See the bartenders when you’re here for Our Town for more information. 

  • Friends of MAC pins are now available! To help us identify you as a Friend when you are at MAC performances — or out and about in Manhattan! — we have produced these lovely new membership pins. 

  • Be sure to wear your Friends of MAC pin around town to show your MAC pride! MAC board members will be awarding special prizes to members spotted wearing their pin at other community events this spring. Plus, your pin will be a great conversation starter to help you tell others about our organization and its role in growing our local arts community.
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2019 Friends of MAC pin featuring "Scape-6" by Miriam Climenhaga. Please pick your pin up from the MAC office any weekday afternoon or at a performance of Our Town
Join us for a Friends-only reception in our gallery at 6:30 pm on

Saturday, Feb. 23

, before the performance of Our Town.

During the reception, director Kim Riley will give a short talk to enrich your appreciation of the play and performance. There will be time reserved for some Q&A, and refreshments will be provided.
If you are attending the show on a different night, feel free to attend the reception that evening and mingle with other Friends.