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Art in Bloom at the MAC

Thursday, June 23 - Saturday, June 25, 2021
Reception: Thursday, June 23, 5:00-7:00pm

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 is sponsored by a generous grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Click the MCC logo to learn more.

Call for Entries!

Saturday, May 28 through Wednesday, June 22 | Pick your Piece of Art

All are invited to participate! Visit the MAC galleries to view the current show, Profusion of Color: Abstracts. 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 23 by 12:00pm.


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Tue-Wed: Please call ahead
Thu-Sat: 10am - 2pm
other times by appointment


Tue-Fri: 10am - 5pm


Jodi Stevens


Elizabeth Howland
Alice Shire

Veronique Bale
Sarah Brown
Kate Corkum
Andrea Green
Harriet Ingerslev

Sarah Mitchell
Philip Tifft

Art in Bloom Events

Thursday, June 23, 9:30am-12:30pm  | Floral Watercolor Workshop with Peggy Call-Conley
$40 for MAC members, $50 for nonmembers

Join a watercolor painting workshop in the MAC Studio with artist Peggy Call-Conley. Participants can view the unique arrangements on display in the MAC galleries after the workshop.

Thursday, June 23, 5:00-7:00pm | Opening Night

Visit the Marion Art Center for the opening night viewing for Art in Bloom. See creative floral arrangements inspired by the works by Alyn Carlson, Pat Coomey Thornton, and Pat Warwick, on display in the MAC galleries.

Friday, June 24, 11:00am-12:30pm | Cooking from the Garden: Edible Flowers and Herbs with Jennifer Wolfe Webb
$15 MAC members, $20 for nonmembers | on the MAC Lawn or in the Studio

Bring the beauty and flavor of edible flowers and fresh herbs to your kitchen! Whether you’re harvesting flowers and herbs from your garden or looking forward to finding them this summer at the farmers’ market, you’ll enjoy this cooking demo with Jennifer Wolfe Webb.  We’ll explore some new ways to use these great flavors in your cooking, including herb and flower butters, garnishes, pestos and salsas, salads, and desserts. You’ll sample Nasturtium Blossoms Stuffed with Lemon Herb Cheese, Avocado Bruschetta with Salsa Verde, Summer Flower and Herb Salad, and Lavender Berry Fool. 


Friday, June 24, 2:00-4:30pm | Artful Flower Pressing Workshop with Meagan Souza
$28 for MAC members, $35 for nonmembers | In the MAC Studio, Ages 14 and up

Flower pressing is a slow and timeless art form. Materials are easily accessible and perfect for anyone who wants to extend the life of beautiful flowers and botanicals. Students will learn the basics of flower pressing, working with pre-pressed floral and foraged materials. Participants will learn how to press their own fresh flowers and findings from the home garden and create their own travel press kits to keep on the go. Turn petals and leaves into a beautiful piece of art that can hang on your wall! All materials will be provided, but students may wish to bring their own scissors.



Saturday, June 25, 11:00am-12:00pm in the MAC Theater  | Learn about Biophilic Design with Cassy West
$5 per person

Attend a lecture in the MAC Theater! Biophilic Design: Learn how harnessing our love of nature and living things within the built environment can enhance our emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing.

Saturday, June 25, 1:00-4:00pm  | Sunflower Workshop with artist Alyn Carlson
$45 for MAC members, $55 for nonmembers | At Hatch Street Studios: Studio #306, 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford

Exhibiting artist Alyn Carlson hosts this flower making workshop in her beautiful studio at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford. Learn how to make a beautiful paper sunflower from gorgeous Italian crepe paper. Add a surprise element to a dinner party, or give this beautiful lasting flower as a gift! Take advantage of this discounted rate through the MAC, funded by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.

Arts in the Park
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Rain Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022

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!

Cocktails by the Sea + Silent Auction
Friday, July 29, 5:30-9:00pm at 1 West Drive, Marion
Tickets $95 - on sale NOW!

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Our premier summer fundraiser, Cocktails by the Sea, returns in 2022. Join us at 1 West Drive in Marion to show your support for the arts in our community! This fabulous party will take place under a beautiful Sperry tent on the lawn of the Marion waterfront home of our generous hosts, David and Nancy Corkery. The event will include an open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. This year's auction will include original artworks, gift baskets, experience packages, and more!

See auction items and artworks online before you bid! Preview on our website starting July 22.

Special thanks to our 2022 Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to our 2022 Silver Sponsors!


Thank you to our 2022 Premier Patrons!


Thank you to our partner organizations: Marion Golf ClubSperry TentsTop of the Hill Liquors, and Eden Florist & Garden Shop