Marion Art Center

2019 Theater Productions – The Marion Art Center Theater Committee is pleased to announce its 2019 slate: Antov Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard will run March 15-17, 21-23; Be My Baby by Ken Ludwig will run May 31, June 1-2, 6-9; Rob Urbinati’s Death by Design will run August 23-25, 29-31, and Sept. 1; Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton will run December 6-7, 13-15.  Please contact the Marion Art Center (MAC) for more information.

MAC Dance Academy begins March 18. MAC Dance Academy is a classically taught dance studio that fosters individuality and fun for little dancers. We are a low-key academy providing extraordinary dance instruction in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and gymnastics in a safe learning environment.  The MAC is thrilled to announce that Teah Keogh (“Miss Teah”) has returned to the area and wants to bring her dance program back! The Spring 2019 program is an eight-week session.  For more information, visit

Register for ArtStart 2019 – Summer in Marion is on its way!  Registration for ArtStart, the MAC’s summer program for young children ages 4 ½ through 9, will be open to MAC members by phone or in person beginning Tuesday, January 29.  Registration online, and for non-members, begins February 5. This year’s summer sessions will run as follows: Session 1 – June 24-28 (5 days); Session 2 – July 1-5 (4 days only, no class on 7/4); Session 3 – July 8-12 (5 days); Session 4 – July 15-19 (5 days). Tuition for Sessions 1, 3, and 4: $195 for MAC members, $215 for non-members. Pro-rated Tuition for Session 2: $155 for MAC members, $175 for non-members. Camp runs 9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily, except for “show day” each Friday, which releases at 1:00 pm. Please note: Current MAC membership is required for discounted ArtStart tuition.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at 508-748-1266.

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce Margaret Laine as the 2019 ArtStart Director. Laine is a lifelong Marion resident. She has been involved with the MAC from a young age, more recently joining the Theater Committee and volunteering during The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  With a blended expertise in childcare, event management, and performance arts, Margaret is ready to take on this new role at the MAC.  The Marion Art Center also wishes to thank our former ArtStart Director, Jamie Wiksten, for all the years she brought joyful learning to our ArtStart campers.  We know Miss Jamie leaves big shoes to fill, but we remain committed to continuing our ArtStart tradition.  We are gearing up to provide fun, educational programming for the children in our community under the new direction of Margaret Laine.  Be sure to register early!  For more information, visit

The Marion Art Center is open for the season.  New Hours for Winter/Spring are: Tuesday – Wednesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Thursday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday – Saturday from10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Sunday and Monday: closed.

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