(732) 706-4100

About MAC

The Middletown Arts Center is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to New Jersey. Although the building is owned by Middletown Township, it is operated by the Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council, Inc. (MCTAC), a 501c3 organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of local residents by supporting and promoting the arts. The needs of our community drive our arts program planning.

middletown arts center nj building exterior

Our History

The property on which Middletown Arts Center sits was purchased by Middletown Township in 1998 and included the old Banfield Moving and Storage Company. The need for arts programming in the township was identified and the Banfield site was particularly attractive because of its proximity to the train station and centralized location within Middletown's 42-square-mile community. In response to resident feedback, the decision was made to convert the dilapidated commercial space into a flexible recreation space suitable for a wide range of artistic and cultural activities. The Middletown Arts Center opened its doors to the public in March, 2007.

The needs of our community drive our arts program planning.

Our Staff

The MAC is able to run with programming scheduled 7 days a week due to our dedicated staff.

Executive Director
Maggie O'Brien

Marketing & Graphic Design
Jennifer Watson

Office Manager
Cindy Gato

Education Coordinator
Thomas Mazur

Office Assistants
Maria Gato, Dawn Kaney

Office Volunteer
Kathy Feeny

Our Board

The 2017 Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council Board of Trustees.

Executive Director
Maggie O'Brien

Joseph Lawlor

Vice President
Geraldine Scharfenberger

Linda Kish

Superintendent of Schools Designee
Dr. Patricia Cartier

Middletown Township Committee Designee
Stephanie Murray

Kathy Cody Bjelka
Domenica Donna Como
Kathleen Gifford
Jennifer Hom
Tammy Marsini
Rosemarie Peters
Terri Vilardi

Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748

(732) 706-4100

The Middletown Arts Center operates under the guidance of the Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council (MTCAC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with TAX id EIN: 01-0588839