About The Marion Art Center
The Marion Art Center, a not for profit organization, has been serving the community since 1957. Its mission is to promote the visual and performing arts. The Marion Art Center is comprised of two galleries, a small, intimate theatre, and a studio.
During Marion’s “Gilded Age” many famous writers and artists came to the area to share ideas and each others’ company. Richard Watson Gilder, Henry James, Charles Dana Gibson, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Sanford White, Ethyl, John and Lionel Barrymore, Richard Harding Davis and his wife Cecil Clark Davis were some of the talented people who enjoyed the ambiance of Marion and the waters of Sippican Harbor. The same spirit of creativity is alive and well on the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets. The permanent collection of portraits by Cecil Clark Davis (American painter 1877 – 1955) are displayed on the theatre walls.
The Center offers a full schedule of classes in art, music, dance, and theatre arts year round to both children and adults. Private lessons in piano are available by appointment.
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