We reach the community through art and support.


The Mission of the Friends of Hyde County's Historic 1854 Courthouse is to develop and implement a sound economic strategy for the preservation and utilization of Hyde County's Historic courthouse in order to promote community, cultural, educational, ecological, and economic development. The MATTIE Arts Program was conceived not only to sustain the historic building but also as part of the economic development of Hyde County.  Our vision is that the art center will expand throughout and beyond the village of Swan Quarter with resident art studios and additional teaching studios as other artists relocate temporarily or permanently to teach, learn, and work.

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