The McDowell Arts Council, known locally as MACA, offers a variety of classes, hosts a unique gift shop filled with local artisans' works and gallery exhibits rotate monthly. Local craftsmen show and sell pottery, woodwork, photographs, original paintings and sculpture. During the month of December, the gallery is filled with holiday gifts.

Foothills Community Theater hosts performances in the Greenlee Theater. Art and music classes available, in addition to summer children's programming.