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Support our general operations!

Help us build a community through art.

$46,492 raised

$150,000 goal


Build a strong, creative, connected community through art.

Since its formation in 1996, the Starkville Area Arts Council has worked hard to build an arts community in the Starkville area. Now, more than 20 years later, SAAC sponsors the Cotton District Arts Festival and runs various art education & outreach initiatives throughout Starkville and Oktibbeha County in its mission to build a strong, creative, connected community through the arts. SAAC appreciates the support of the City of Starkville, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Oktibbeha County, National Endowment for the Arts, Mississippi Arts Commission, Visit Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority, Del Rendon Foundation, 4-County Electric Foundation, ATMOS Energy, and various local businesses, patrons, and individuals.

Want to provide sustaining support? Donate $1,000 or more each year to become a SAAC Patron! Patrons create a foundation of impact that sustains arts programming and ensures organizational stability. For more details, please contact Executive Director John Bateman at or 662.324.3080.