The MATTIE Arts Center is a non-profit program of the Friends of Hyde County’s Historic 1854 Courthouse. Enjoying our 5th year, we are a teaching facility reaching the community through art and support. M.A.T.T.I.E. is an acronym for Mattamuskeet Artisans – Teaching, Training, Instructing, and Educating and is a tribute not only to a population whose heritage and talent is rich in art and artisan crafts, but also to our world renowned Mattamuskeet Lake. It is a cultural center where you can get closer to art and heritage. Our desire is to preserve the past, depict the present and pose questions about tomorrow.