ArtWeek Returns to the MAC

ArtWeek returns to the Marion Art Center with 12 unique events over 10 days. Witness a poetry knockout between Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, join an authentic New Orleans-style jam session, bring the kids to make instruments and costumes out of recycled materials, or paint your own coastal scene while tasting some great wines for the season – all during ArtWeek at the MAC, April 26 – May 5.

            The MAC community is excited to host ArtWeek for the second year in a row, with 12 events focused on music, theater, history, visual arts and crafts, and arts experiences for children, seniors, and families. With the help of generous donors from ArtWeek 2018 and community partners such as the Council on Aging and the Sippican Historical Society, the MAC is able to offer a multitude of programs in keeping with the ArtWeek mission to offer events at low cost to the public. Many ArtWeek events at the MAC are free!

            Jazz Jam at the MAC: May 4, 7:30 – 9:30pm ($12 per person) – Sit in on an authentic New-Orleans-style jam session with professional musicians. Bring your instrument, or just listen and enjoy!

            Irish Step Dancing at the MAC: April 27, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (free) – Enjoy a performance, then get a lesson in dance! Fun for the whole family!

            Process Art Party: Found Object Instruments: April 27, 10:00 – 11:30 am (free) – This kids and family workshop incorporates art-making, music, and movement!

            MAC New Play Reading: “Cedar Beach” by Mark Howland: April 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (free) – Hear a reading of an original play and join the discussion during a feedback session!

            Dickinson vs. Whitman, the Poetry Knockout: May 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ($10 per person) – Come see a poetry dual and enjoy original readings by local poets. Submit your own poem to the MAC for a chance to read.

            Feng Shui Workshop: April 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ($15 per person) – Join Cid Tamagno, Feng Shui specialist and artist, for this fun and creative workshop.

            Cecil Clark Davis Walking Tour and Tea: April 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm ($5 per person) – Join us at the Marion Music Hall for the start of this guided tour, and see the works of Marion’s own Cecil Clark Davis.

            Art for Your Mind: Why So Famous?: April 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ($5 per person) – Ever wonder why some artworks are so famous? Join us for this special program with Jill Sanford!

            Paint and Sip at the MAC: May 1, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ($30 per person) – Try out painting with water-based acrylics while sipping wine in a relaxed workshop, and take home your own painting.

            Shibori Scarves with Jodi Stevens: May 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm ($35 per person) – Learn Shibori dyeing techniques and take home two scarves of your own.

            Seniors & Children: Create & Connect: May 4, 10:00 – 12:00 pm at the Council on Aging (free) – Join us at the Council on Aging for this fun, intergenerational program. Create a colorful, decorative tray in a workshop designed for seniors and children.

            MAC Sidewalk “Sale-abration”: May 5, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (free) – Join us for a big sidewalk sale, family-friendly activities, and more! Chalk painting in the street with artist Tracy Barbosa will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

            Registration is now open for ArtWeek. Visit

            About ArtWeek: Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Massachusetts. Statewide partners include the Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, as well as Mass Center for the Book, MASSCreative, MassHumanities, MassPoetry, New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Museum Association, Young Audiences of Massachusetts, and VSA Massachusetts. To learn more about our regional and local collaborators, as well as about the festival and its growth, visit

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