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Welcome to ArtWeek at the MAC!

ArtWeek is an innovative 10-day festival that offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity all across the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ArtWeek features unique experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to the visual and performing arts, as well as the creative process. The Marion Art Center is thrilled to bring ArtWeek to Marion.

Check out the fun and exciting arts experiences we have planned for you!

Music Programs

Jazz Jam at the MAC

Event dates and times:

  • April 27, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sit in on an authentic New-Orleans-style jam session with musicians Phil Sanborn, Matt Richard, David Zinno, and Gary Johnson—bring your instrument or just listen and enjoy!

Open Music Lesson and Recital

Event dates and times:

  • May 5, 2018
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Support our budding local musicians and join in the learning in this interactive family concert.

Concert: Soundscapes at the MAC

Event dates and times:

  • May 6, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Musicians Putnam Murdock, Barry Gross, and Colin Bradley will take you on a musical journey, creating soundscapes laced with lyric and story that draw us in and let us witness the creative process while enjoying some great music.

Theater Programs

Tea at Marion’s Romantic Art Colony

Event dates and times:

  • April 29, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet the fascinating members of the art colony from Marion’s “Golden Age” in a short theatrical sketch, then join the actors in character for tea and conversation.

Community Theater Audition Workshop

Event dates and times:

  • April 29, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sharpen your audition skills, including preparation and follow-up, and improve your audition performance in monologues, cold reads, and prepared scenes.

Community Theater Tech: Sound

Event dates and times:

  • May 3, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn about handling sound for the stage: cue microphones, sound effects, and music, and make sure the show’s sound is balanced.

Community Theater Tech: Lighting

Event dates and times:

  • May 3, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Help create the magic of theater: learn to set up a lighting scene, hang and focus lights, run cables, and program the light board.

Visual Arts & Crafts

Painting with Acrylics for Beginners

Event dates and times:

  • May 2, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Try out painting with water-based acrylics in this relaxed workshop, and take home your own painting.

Dyeing to Wear It

Event dates and times:

  • May 3, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn dyeing techniques and dye your own silk scarf. All materials included, as well as a lesson on how to wear the scarf.

Taking Better Photos With your Smartphone.

Event dates and times:

  • May 5, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
We’ll focus on the elements visual storytelling, how Focus, Exposure and Composition can create stronger images, and then practice our techniques outdoors at Bicentennial Park.

Creating with Flowers

Event dates and times:

  • May 5, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Learn how to transform an ordinary arrangement into a creative statement and how to source flowers and greens. Create your own arrangement to take home.

Events for Children and Families

Creative Movement for Kids

Event dates and times:

  • April 27, 2018
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
For children ages 5-8, stretching, creative movement, dance games, and music meditation.

Create a Sea Creature Headdress

Event dates and times:

  • April 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For children age 7 and up, use your imagination to create a sea-creature headdress like those used in The Lion King on Broadway.

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley

Event dates and times:

  • April 28, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A singalong/playalong concert for young children toddlers and preschool age) and their families.

Art and Science Nature Journaling

Event dates and times:

  • May 2, 2018
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
For middle school students: fire up your imagination and experience the outdoors in a whole new way through journaling, creating pen and watercolor art, and story writing.