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Arts in the Park

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.

Arts in the Park features a select group of local artists and artisans, vetted by the Exhibitions Committee. Goods include baskets, ceramics, clothing, collage, fiber, glass, jewelry, woodworking, painted, and hand-crafted furniture, paintings, photography, and more. The MAC, with grant support from the Marion Cultural Council, sponsors this family-friendly event featuring live music, a food truck, raffle, and free arts activities for kids through the NBAM/Artworks! ArtMobile

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

Interested in exhibiting at Arts in the Park?

Registration and jury for Arts in the Park begins in February, but the committee accepts vendor requests on a rolling basis. Arts in the Park is curated annually for quality and variety. Two exhibitors may share a booth, but each artist must be accepted through a jury process. Space is limited and artists selected by the committee are admitted on a first come, first serve basis, in order of date of contract and payment receipt. The Exhibition Committee carefully plans the vendor map each year with consideration to variety. No changes will be made the day of the event. Exhibitors agree to donate an original item or group of items to the Arts in the Park raffle. All proceeds benefit the Marion Art Center.

If you would like to be considered, please review all information below and fill out the application located at the bottom of this page.

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REGULAR HOURS

Tue-Wed: 10am - 2pm
Thu: 10am - 6pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 2pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

SUMMER HOURS
During ArtStart (June 29-July 31)

Tue-Fri: 1pm - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jodi Stevens

EXHIBITION COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Howland
Alice Shire

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

Arts in the Park 2020

COST

  • $100 for 10′ x 10′ space
  • $130 for a 10′ x 10′ corner space*

*Corner spaces will be delegated in the order or registrations received.

SPACE IS LIMITED

Once the Exhibitor is accepted by the Exhibition Committee, artist agreements and booth fees must be received by June 11, 2020. 

Original item (or group of items) valued at no less than $50, must be donated by each Exhibitor for the Arts in the Park raffle, which takes place the day of the event.  All proceeds benefit the Marion Art Center.

DISPLAY

Each vendor must supply his or her own tent, tables, chairs, fixtures, and display items.  The Marion Art Center provides booth space only.

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.