about us

The Sedalia Center exists because of the vision of Bill and Annis McCabe.

The couple purchased the former school building from the county at an auction more than 20 years ago with the idea of turning it into an arts center in a rural setting.

They shortly got it rolling, setting it up as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a board of directors. It runs entirely on donations, the proceeds of festivals and volunteers — lots of volunteers.

Celebrating Over 30 Years Of “The Art of Living and The Living Arts”

Terrapin Mtn
The Sedalia Center Chili Cook-Off

Bill McCabe, affectionately known as Doc McCabe, was a beloved medical doctor who frequently made housecalls well after this common practice had gone out of fashion.  He was a noted area equine enthusiast as well.  Doc’s wife, Annis, was a celebrated area artist whose vision lives on here at the center through the Art of Living and The Living Arts

Doc and Annis have sadly passed on, but their family remains active in many aspects of the Center.  Their daughter, Gin McCabe,  is an avid supporter and volunteer.  Their son, Thomas McCabe,  works tirelessly to keep the building and grounds in tip-top shape.  Thom’s wife Doris, has served as director in years past, and currently serves as Chairwoman on the Board of Directors.

Our Vision & Mission

Vision: A world that embraces the creative potential of every human being.

Mission: The Sedalia Center is a place for the exploration of
The Art of Living and The Living Arts.

We want the Sedalia Center to be the one place in the region where creative endeavors, from gardening to storytelling to dance, are available under one roof.”
Bill & Annis McCabe

– The couple who started it all.