The Mauldin Cultural Center was created to establish, develop and promote a cultural system that celebrates the Mauldin community, leverages the arts for the economic benefit of the City and its citizens, and strives to give all citizens and visitors the ability to experience and participate in artistic and cultural activities in an effort to continually develop a more vibrant community.
The Mauldin Cultural Center is the product of community partners all with the vision of developing a cultural center for the City of Mauldin. Originally Mauldin High School, and later Mauldin Elementary School, the building was constructed in 1937 as a WPA Project and has since seen a few minor updates as the schools grew. In 2003, the City of Mauldin began the process of purchasing the 14 acre property as the first step toward creating a City Center.
The City constructed the Mauldin Sports Center as the first phase of this initiative on the property and then turned attention to the old school building, developing it into the Mauldin Cultural Center. A city-owned property, the Cultural Center is managed under the Community Development Department, which works to bring business and opportunity together through recruitment and citizen engagement.
Currently, the Cultural Center hosts almost 30,000 people and more than 1,000 events annually, offering a wide-range of arts education classes, live concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, a public art trail, and other community events.
THE CULTURAL CENTER TEAM
The Cultural Center team is a branch of Mauldin’s Community Development Department. Our team is responsible for managing the cultural and artistic assets of Mauldin with a focus on using the arts as a tool to drive economic development within the City. Whether it’s hosting live theatre, festivals, and concerts at our Center or collaborating with a local school on an arts endeavor, we are dedicated to providing entertainment and arts to Mauldin residents and visitors.