The Mountain Valley Arts Council is pleased to present Mr. Conor O’Brien as our Artist in Residence at the Gallery this October 2019.

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Concert Series this Fall

6:30-8:30 PM

September 26 Two Tone Willie

October 03 Shane Adkins

October 10 Section 8

October 17 Monkey Business

October 24 Mack Rice and the River Bottom Band

October 31 (Halloween) Soul Survivor


Upcoming 2019 Exhibits

November- Heather Baumbach

December: Children’s Christmas Card Contest

Holiday Art Mart

Child advocacy center Art auctioned at corks & Chefs

Innerweave, 24” wide x 20” tall

The children of the Child Advocacy Center met for Art Camp, sponsored by Mountain Valley Arts Council, in early June. They painted two abstract, acrylic paintings on watercolor paper, which they cut into strips. They wove personal pieces for themselves and shared the rest of their creation to make the art work, “Innerweave.” Bright primary colors mixed with drawings and dark tones entwine into a rich symbol of life and how we are all united. As we spend time with each other, our lives merge together to surround each other with love and support.

The primary colors in this work speak to emotions and feelings. Dark values of blue, blacks, reds and purples merge and then emerge as the sun on the right side of the art. 

The solid base provides support as children reach into the world to make a difference in their lives.

The artwork was auctioned off at Corks & Chefs July 22nd, the annual fund raiser for CASA of Marshall County and Child Advocacy Center of Marshall County. Micky Gaines was the winning bidder at $500. Thank you for your generous bid, Micky!

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New or Gently Used Art Supplies Needed

MVAC is always collecting new and gently used art supplies. These supplies are distributed to agencies such as the Crain Court Youth Center, the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates (CAJA), Guntersville Child Development Centers of Marshall County, Kelley’s Rainbow Shelter,and the Child Advocacy Center (CAC).

Art supplies such as these are needed: pencils, crayons, coloring paper (not coloring books), and unprinted cardboard for free-form art activities.

Bring the supplies to the concerts or to the MVAC Gallery (and see the exhibits while you’re there!).

Past Events

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Marshall County Displays their personal art at the MVAC Gallery

“A Few of Our Favorite Things” Art Exhibit

For September 3 - 27, the Mountain Valley Arts Council (MVAC) exhibit will feature the favorite art of MVAC members whether they created it, received it as a gift, or bought it. Think of the exhibit as a grown-up “show and tell” with many of the MVAC members sharing some interesting back stories about the artwork. 

The exhibit is called “A Few of Our Favorite Things” and MVAC will host an artists and members reception that is free and open to the public Thursday, September 5th from 5 – 7 PM at the MVAC Gallery located at 300 Gunter Avenue in Guntersville.  The reception will be a “show and tell” with the art owners sharing the back stories about their favorite art in a wide variety of mediums.

Some of the MVAC members from all over the county who are participating are Deborah Belcher, Marty Bibee, Anne Blue, David Burks, Kala Clontz, Tracy Conner, Vicki Dodd, Ramona Edwards, Lynda Geddes, John Hackney, Mason Holcomb, Justin King, Sue Kirkpatrick, Kim Klueger, Jim Nix, Claire Richards, Milla Sachs, Becky Scheinert, Cyndy Simmons, Butch and Elizabeth Starnes, Shirley Troilo, Freeda Vest, Jane Waldrop, Donnie Wier, and Larry Wilson. And that’s not counting the art of local artists in MVAC’s permanent collection.

The July 6th Watermelon in Watercolor by the Water art workshop at Riverview Campground

Thanks to our hosts, MVAC Members, Denise and Craig Cornwell, owners of Riverview Campground!


Note that an acrylics weave art piece by all the children who participated was part of the silent auction at the Corks & Chefs event July 22nd at Guntersville Town Hall. This year’s piece was auctioned off for $500 for this important agency to Marshall County children.