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About the MAC

The Marion Art Center (the MAC) is a dynamic non-profit organization offering a broad range of cultural experiences both in our historic building and across our community.

At the Marion Art Center, you can attend art exhibits, theater productions, and music concerts, as well as find creative workshops, classes, and clubs for both children and adults. The MAC also sponsors community events such as ArtWeek SouthCoast, Art in Bloom, Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival, Reading Frederick Douglass Together, Arts in the Park, and the Marion Halloween Parade. We focus on engaging, accessible arts programming and the power of fun. Join us!

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the completion of its 2024-2026 Strategic Plan. Click the button to the right to view the document.

Our Mission

The mission of the Marion Art Center is to enrich the SouthCoast community by supporting and promoting a vibrant arts experience for all.

The MAC’s core values include:

  • Integration: opening the MAC to all and providing accessible educational programming
  • Engagement: connecting the MAC to the community and its needs
  • Sustainability: ensuring that the MAC remains vital for present and future generations

Card to Culture

We are proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.

EBT and WIC cardholders can receive four free tickets per MAC Theater production. They can also receive two free tickets to any Music @ the MAC concert and purchase up to two additional tickets at 50% off each. ConnectorCare cardholders can receive two free tickets per MAC Theater production. They can also purchase 50% off tickets to any Music @ the MAC concert (up to 4 guests). Ticket reservations depend on availability and must be made by phone or in person at the MAC. Gallery admission is always free. Contact the MAC for more information on discounts for MAC classes and programs. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBTWIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Our Historic Building

The Marion Art Center is housed in a restored 1830 Universalist Church on the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets in Marion. There are two light-filled galleries, a beautifully refurbished theater that seats approximately 70, and a large studio workshop space. We recently expanded our footprint to include adjacent outdoor space with a patio. Find out more about our history here.

Rent the MAC

The Marion Art Center is a great space for private parties, fundraising events, lectures, concerts, workshops, classes, and more! The galleries, theater, studio, and outdoor spaces can all be rented, with discounted rates for non-profits. The facility has tables and chairs available for use: 10 small cocktail rounds, 2 folding card tables, various banquet tables (5'-6'), 30 cushioned folding chairs, 20 metal folding chairs (separate cushions available). The MAC Theater includes a state of the art projector and sound system for viewing films and giving presentations. For more information, contact the MAC at 508-748-1266.

GALLERY HOURS

Tue-Wed: Please call Ahead
Thu-Sat: 10am - 2pm
other times by appointment
Sun-Mon: CLOSED

OFFICE HOURS

Tue-Fri: 10am - 5pm

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jodi Stevens

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Jack Boesen

First Vice President
Pippa Asker

Second Vice President
Darren Fredette

Secretary/Clerk
Susan Maguire

Treasurer
Kim Tirrell

Suzanne Bellanger
Cecily Cassum
Kate Corkum
David Hooke
Sarah Mitchell
Mike Sudofsky
Philip Tifft
Lucy Warren
Erin Zell

Our Team

Jodi Stevens, Executive Director
Jodi joined the MAC in 2018 with more than 10 years of management and administrative experience, and extensive work in art and design. She provides key leadership and operational support for the MAC’s wide array of arts and education activities and community outreach.  

Before joining the MAC, Jodi was the Operations Manager at the New Bedford Port Society, the oldest non-profit organization in New Bedford, which maintains the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home located in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Prior to her time at the Port Society, she was the lead curator at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA. In addition, she is a professional textile artist and has shown work in Canada and the U.S., as well as serving as a visiting artist in residence for several programs in Colorado and Massachusetts. Jodi was formerly the administrator for the ART Drive, a successful annual art studio tour in Westport and Dartmouth, MA, and served as adjunct faculty for the Continuing Education Department at Rhode Island School of Design. She served for many years as a guest juror for the annual Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival.

Heather Corrigan, Executive Assistant
Heather Corrigan grew up taking dance class, piano lessons and fostering her early love of the arts and theater at the Marion Art Center. After graduating from USC she continued her training in acting, building her resume in theater, film and voice over in NYC and Los Angeles. Along the way, she honed her personal assistant and hospitality skills in some of NYC's best restaurants while pursuing her career. In 2020 she moved back to her hometown of Marion and shortly after started working at the MAC. When she is not here she also teaches yoga currently at Tabor Academy and touring with the production Last Out; Elegy of Green Beret around the country. For more information, tour dates and tickets visit lastoutplay.com.

Jenny Costa, Bookkeeper
Jenny has been working for local non-profits like the Marion Art Center for nearly ten years. In addition to her time at the MAC, she serves as the Office Administrator for the Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford. Previously, she worked as the office manager for the Sippican Lands Trust in Marion. Jenny has always enjoyed working for organizations that give so much value to their communities.

A native of Fairhaven, Jenny has lived on the SouthCoast her whole life. She currently lives with her boyfriend Alex and her son Anderson. She loves performing in local community theater and has been fortunate to share the stage with her boyfriend, son and other family members. Along with theater, she enjoys reading, baking, drawing, and traveling.

Lisa Long, Marketing Manager

Lisa LongLisa is a South Shore native, who after stints overseas in the travel industry, went back to school and earned her MBA in Helsinki, Finland. After 10 years in New York City, she travelled to New Zealand and Australia. She has recently returned home to the United States. Her work includes marketing for professional services, knowledge and information management and community work such as marketing for an urban farm in Wellington, transport for film and television, performing in the Neil Bartlett adaptation of Camus' The Plague. Now of course, she is enjoying every moment of learning about the MAC and the wonderful people who populate it.

Instructors
The MAC offers programming for both children and adults, taught by qualified professional artists and teachers. Check out our Classes/Workshops page for more information on our instructors.

Committees
The MAC has several committees such as theater, exhibition, development, finance, special event planning, and volunteer. These committees are comprised of current and former board members, community partners, and volunteers. 

Volunteers
The MAC thrives thanks to the time and talents of our many volunteers. Find out more about volunteering by clicking the link in the sidebar.

Job Openings at the MAC

The MAC is currently seeking teachers for ArtStart, our summer program for children ages 4.5-9 years. Find all opportunities on the ArtStart page here.