The Marion Art Center celebrates 58 years of serving the area as a unique community center for the arts.
This year, classes and lessons in music, art, dance and theater were offered throughout the year. ArtStart, a summer program for children is running its 29th year. The theater has recently produced Dixie Swim Club, Anton Chekov’s Seagull, Drinking Habits and Love, Loss and What I Wore. Rehearsals are underway for its summer comedy production A Bad Year For Tomatoes by John Patrick. MAC hosted the Halloween Parade and the Fourth of July float won fourth place in the Civic Group division! Special events included the 9th annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park with over 40 artisans exhibiting beautiful handmade jewelry, paintings and ceramics. One of eight gallery shows during the year, the gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of mono-prints and oils by Copley Society master Leslie Baker and sculpture by St. George Tucker Aufranc.
Membership is open to all and the annual membership drive is underway. For information, please call 508-748-1266, visit the website www.marionartcenter.org, and click on the Membership tab, or stop by during gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street, Marion, MA 02738. Admission to the galleries is free and open to the public.