To provide visual and performing arts education and cultural activities, to children and adults with special needs.
Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center offers services to children and adults with special needs that no other organization in the Southeast currently provides. Founded in 2008, Merrimack Hall started as 1 weekly dance class for 10 children with special needs. Over twelve years, our programs have grown to 23 arts related classes that serve hundreds of individuals with special needs from Huntsville, Madison County, and across North Alabama. These extracurricular activities enrich the social and creative needs of all who are involved.
Curriculums, created to meet our participants at their point of need, generate priceless amounts of self-confidence and cultivate independence on the floor of our dance studio, stage, or visual art spaces. We believe that the more opportunities we can offer for creative expression, the greater the personal benefit for our participants.
We open doors for people with special needs and facilitate their involvement in our community. Please join us in our efforts to make Huntsville & Madison County the gold-standard for diversity and inclusion in the state of Alabama.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support The Happy Headquarters at Merrimack Hall!
In the words of co-founder Alan Jenkins,
“Merrimack Hall is not just about bricks and mortar, it’s about the arts revitalizing a neighborhood.”
Merrimack Hall’s renovations have created a positive economic impact on our neighborhood — the historic Merrimack Mill Village — and on the community as a whole in a number of ways.