As a gathering place for the community and its visitors and as the home of the Maryville College fine and performing arts program, the Clayton Center for the Arts provides opportunities for the lifelong expression and appreciation of the arts.
By 2015, the Clayton Center for the Arts will be recognized as a regional leader and hub for the celebration of the arts, in various forms and expressions. The Center will play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life, bolstering cultural and economic vitality, strengthening tourism, and expanding the educational offerings for our community and region. The diversity of our community will be reflected on our stages, in our galleries and in our audiences. Through its relationship to Maryville College, the Center will provide educational opportunities designed to attract and nurture artists of all ages. The programming will be of the highest caliber and will feature the arts from around the world. The Center truly will be the gathering place for our region.