The Myślenice Community Association was formed in order to defend the Contemporary Art Gallery in Myślenice, which was slated to be liquidated. For the next few years the Association ran the Gallery at Rynek 27 (Main Square) in Myślenice, and carried out its cultural, artistic and social program from there. Currently the Gallery has its own quarters in the Stara Cegielnia (Old Brickworks) Center in Myślenice. The Association works to popularize contemporary art, promote professional artists, foster democracy especially on the local level, spread the concept of multiculturalism in Polish society, and educate in the spirit of tolerance. It organizes exhibitions, openings, meetings with artists, public lectures, book promotions, workshops, and drama for young people and adults (ZER Theater). The Myślenice Community Association has its own educational project entitled "Why are others to blame?" aimed at teens, teachers and public officials, intended to counteract rising waves of antisemitism and islamophobia. The "Multicultural Tatras, Multicultural Myślenice" project, a series of exhibitions, meetings, film showings and a closing festival in June 2006, was addressed to all the people of the region.