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Arts In The Park

Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 10am-4pm
(rain date: Sunday, July 12)


Arts In The Park is Marion’s premier juried outdoor art festival which takes place in July. For the last twelve years, artists and artisans have exhibited their work in Bicentennial Park, opposite the Marion Art Center, at the corner of Main and Spring Streets, Marion, MA 02738. It is our pleasure to host this event featuring  many creative and talented artists of our region. The Art Center is open during this event where the Cecil Clark Davis portraits can be viewed in the auditorium as well as the current exhibitions in our galleries. The festival provides live music, and a food truck during the day, as well as a raffle of donated exhibitors’ work.  Proceeds benefit the Marion Art Center.

Arts in the Park is sponsored in part by a grant from the Marion Cultural Council, a local chapter of the Mass Cultural Council.  

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Artists interested in exhibiting in the Marion Art Center’s Annual Arts In The Park 2020 are invited to apply by filling out the Application below. Artists and Exhibitors selected for this event are carefully curated to ensure quality and variety.  All work must be designed and created by the Exhibitor. If sharing a booth with another artist, both artists must also apply through the jury process.

PROMOTION:

The Marion Art Center places announcements and press releases in numerous newspapers, school bulletins, community publications, newsletters and postcards to our membership.  Signage and posters will also be positioned throughout the area.  An email invitation will be sent to each exhibitor suitable for forwarding and limited quantities of postcard invitations will be available upon request.

SPACE IS LIMITED
Once the Exhibitor is accepted by the Exhibition Committee, artist agreements and booth fees must be received by APRIL 18, 2020. 

Booth Fees:  $100 for 10′ x 10′ booth and $130 for a 10′ x 10′ corner booth.

CORNER BOOTHS will be delegated in the order received.

NOTE: The Town of Marion will be installing a new statue of Elizabeth Taber in Bicentennial Park in August of 2020. Landscaping work might be underway by July. If so, this will inspire a new booth layout for Arts in the Park. The Marion Art Center has acquired additional space (“the MAC lawn”) and will be utilizing this area for our highly anticipated annual Arts in the Park event. 

RAFFLE: A donation from each exhibiting artist is requested. One piece (or a group of items) must be supplied to be raffled for the benefit of the Marion Art Center. Donated work(s) must have a retail value of no less than fifty dollars ($50) and should be comparable to the Exhibitor’s offerings displayed within his/her booth during the event. The Arts in the Park raffle helps the MAC keep booth costs low for participating vendors.

Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition are invited to fill out and submit the on-line Request for Jury Application below:

ARTS IN THE PARK APPLICATION AND REQUEST FOR JURY

  • Please check your email regularly as most communication will be sent through email.
  • Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition are invited to provide their web address here.
  • Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition are invited to upload artwork.
  • Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition are invited to upload artwork.
  • Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition are invited to upload artwork.

OR 

  1. *Provide a link to artist website; or
  2. *Submit images via email;
  3. *Present original pieces to the Exhibition Committee (by appointment only).

*A price list and a current resume must accompany any work submitted for review.

Artists may submit items to the MAC as follows:

Exhibitors will be notified of the Committee’s decision by email, mail or telephone.

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