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Art in Bloom at the MAC

Thursday, June 24 - Saturday, June 26, 2021
Reception: Thursday, June 24, 6:00-8:00pm

Art in Bloom features inventive floral arrangements on display in the  galleries for two to three days in June. The arrangements, created by members of the Marion Garden Group and other local designers, are inspired by artworks in the MAC exhibition currently on view. Participants, working individually or in pairs, create floral interpretations of a specific piece of their choosing. The MAC also offers various flower-related workshops during Art in Bloom, such as floral arranging or watercolor painting. 

Art in Bloom Events

Saturday, June 5 starting at 10:00am | Pick your Piece of Art

All are invited to participate! Visit the MAC galleries to view the current show, Willoughby Elliott: A Retrospective. Choose one of the works on display to inspire your artistic floral creation. There will be only one designer or design team per artwork - be sure to check with MAC staff when selecting your inspirational artwork. Designers may use any available MAC pedestals for displaying arrangements but are encouraged to bring their own unique stand of appropriate size and height. Eden Florist of Marion, a supporter of many MAC productions, is a great place for sourcing materials! All arrangements should be delivered to the Marion Art Center on Thursday, June 24 by 12:00pm.

Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 20 | The MAC Theater presents Native Gardens

Get yourself in the gardening mood by attending an outdoor play in June! Tickets are now on sale for Native Gardens, opening June 11 in Bicentennial Park. Six shows run over two weekends, June 11-20. All Friday and Saturday shows begin at 6:00pm, and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Special thanks to Eden Florist of Marion for their support of this and many other MAC productions. Tickets are just $18 for MAC members and $20 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets online here.

Thursday, June 24, 10:00am-12:30pm  | Floral Watercolor Workshop

Join a watercolor painting workshop in the MAC Studio with artist Patricia White. The cost is $50 for MAC members and $60 for nonmembers. Participants can view the unique arrangements on display in the MAC galleries after the workshop. Find out more and register online here.

Thursday, June 24, 6:00-8:00pm | Opening Night Featuring the Flower Cart

Visit the Marion Art Center for the opening night viewing for Art in Bloom. See creative floral arrangements inspired by the works by Willoughby Elliott, on display in the MAC galleries. During the reception, guests can purchase a small bouquet or stems from the Flower Cart by David Gregory Flowers, a mobile flower shop, on site at the MAC.

Friday, June 25, 10:00am-3:00pm | Marion Garden Tour

The Marion Garden Group presents Secret Gardens of Marion, a tour of eight stunning gardens in Marion. It is a one day event, rain or shine and open to the public. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day. The tour begins at Bicentennial Park, 1 Spring Street, Marion, MA (across the street from the MAC) where you can pick up your garden map any time after 10:00am. The map is your ticket into the gardens and will be checked off at each location by a greeter. Participants can preorder a box lunch from Kate’s Simple Eats, which one can enjoy at the many public outdoor seating areas noted on the map, including the MAC lawn and patio. To purchase tickets, visit the Marion Garden Group's website here. The MAC galleries will be open 10:00am-5:00pm on Friday, and Garden Tour participants are encouraged to visit Art in Bloom @ the MAC after the tour.

Saturday, June 26, 10:00-11:30am | Fresh Blossoms and Foraged Materials Workshop

Join professional designers Lisa Larkin and Lisa Tovin of L2 Florals for a Fresh Blossoms and Foraged Materials Workshop. The cost is $40 for MAC members and $50 for nonmembers, plus a $30 materials fee. Materials provided include a 5” vase, blossoms, and branching materials, and floral scissors will be available for loan or purchase. Find out more and register online here.

Arts in the Park
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Rain Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021

Arts in the Park is the Marion Art Center’s signature outdoor artisan fair and occurs annually in July on the Saturday after Independence Day. Click here to find out more!

Artist Profiles 2021: Christy Gunnels, Heide Hallemeier, & David Maloney
During Arts in the Park: Sunday, July 10, 2021

In 2020, the MAC featured MAC member artist Sharlie Sudduth during its annual Arts in the Park outdoor artisan market. We're pleased to present three artists for the MAC booth in 2021. Join us for our annual artisan market, where you can purchase original works of art by Christy Gunnels, Heide Hallemeier, and David Maloney.

Images, Left to right: Christy Gunnels, Heide Hallemeier, David Maloney


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Tue-Wed: By Appointment
Thu-Sat: 10am - 2pm
other times by appointment


Tue-Fri: 10am - 5pm


Jodi Stevens


Elizabeth Howland
Alice Shire

Veronique Bale
Jane Bregoli
Sarah Brown
Judy Carver
Kate Corkum
Harriet Ingerslev
Sarah Mitchell
Diana Parsons
Philip Tifft

Summer Art Auction Days | July 28-July 31, 2021

Summer Art Auction Days will feature over 225 items including original framed artwork, handmade ceramics, jewelry, antiques, and much more. All bidding will take place online only. Users must register through the MAC's website to place a bid.

See artworks in person before you bid! For four days, the public can view auction offerings both online and in our galleries during the MAC's expanded hours (see below). Following state guidelines, the MAC will limit the number of visitors in the galleries. Masks are required while inside the building.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday, July 28, 4:00-8:00pm
Thursday, July 29, 1:00-7:00pm
Friday, July 30, 1:00-7:00pm
Saturday, July 31, 1:00-5:00pm

Auction Opens Online: Wednesday, July 28 at 4:00pm
Auction Closes Online: Saturday, July 31 at 5:00pm

Users register online to bid on items over a four day period.
Winners pay via our secure website, with local pick up at the MAC starting on Sunday, August 1 at 12:00pm.

Cocktails by the Sea | Silent Auction
Postponed until 2022

Cocktails by the Sea is the Marion Art Center's premier annual fundraiser. The event includes a silent auction, featuring experience packages, unique goods, and original artwork! Tickets - just $75 - go on sale early summer.
In lieu of Cocktails by the Sea 2021, join us for Summer Art Auction Days, our premier fund raising event in 2021.

ArtTalk at the Virtual MAC – October

  • October 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Would you like to join an informal group chat about art? Or perhaps you would like a better understanding of works that you “just don’t get”? Join the MAC for a virtual discussion about art (no knowledge of art or art history required!).