ArtWeek @ the Marion Art Center
Contact: Jennifer Wolfe Webb
80 Pleasant St.
Marion, MA 02738
Phone: 508-538-1240
Email: artweek@marionartcenter.org

Marion Art Center Brings ArtWeek to Town
with 18 Unique Arts Events


Sit in on an authentic New-Orleans-style jam session, learn how to take better photos with your smartphone, create your own hand-dyed silk scarf, polish your acting skills, go on a musical journey with a trio of creative musicians, or see an original play about Marion’s Golden Age: that’s ArtWeek at the Marion Art Center (MAC), April 27 through May 6, 2018.  ArtWeek is an award-winning, innovative 10-day festival featuring unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide celebration of the arts, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

The MAC community is thrilled to bring ArtWeek to Marion, sponsoring 18 fun and exciting events focused on music, theater, visual arts and crafts, and arts experiences for children and families.  Many of the performers, artists, and workshop instructors are from Marion, and nearly all are from the SouthCoast, showcasing the creative richness of our region.  “Marion is on FIRE!  So exciting and creative–a true ArtWeek inspiration on all fronts from programming, community engagement, and marketing!” says Sue Dahling Sullivan, Chief Strategic Officer for ArtWeek at the Boch Center, ArtWeek’s producer.

The spark for the ArtWeek fire in Marion is Anthi Frangiadis, Marion architect, artist, and shop owner, who had hosted ArtWeek events in the past and put together a group in Marion to talk about expanding ArtWeek in the Tri-Town area.  MAC board member Jennifer Wolfe Webb attended that meeting and saw ArtWeek as a great opportunity for the MAC to shine.  Webb’s MAC committee, with the help of generous donors, has created a rich program of events as “a gift to Marion,” in Webb’s words.  In keeping with the ArtWeek mission, all the events are offered at low cost to the public, and half are free.

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Fun Craft Workshop for Kids: Create a Sea Creature ...

Children (age 7 and up) will fire up their imaginations to create sea-creature headdresses—along the lines of the Lion King on Broadway costumes—in this fun workshop during ArtWeek at the Marion Art Center. Papier-mâché forms will be provided along with beads, shells, sequins, fabric, and other ...
Fun Concert for Young Children at the Marion Art Center ...

For young children, the MAC is offering a fun concert with the engaging Hugh Hanley on April 28: Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley, Saturday, April 28, 3:00-4:00pm Come join us at this singalong/playalong concert for young children (toddler and preschool age) and their families. It's an hour-long ...
Jazz Concert & Jam Session at the Marion Art Center ...

Come see an authentic New Orleans-style jam session at the Marion Art Center (the MAC) with some of the finest jazz musicians in the greater Boston/Providence region as we invite improvisers of all levels to join in the fun. Jazz musicians from high school age on up are encouraged to "sit in" ...
Painting with Acrylics for Beginners: Workshop at the ...

Try a brush with acrylics and take home your own work of art! In this relaxed workshop with artist Barbara Healy, we'll paint a coastal scene together in acrylics. You'll have fun learning how to use these water-based paints on canvas. Everyone's sky will be a little different! All materials ...
Colin Bradley, Putnam Murdock, and Barry Gross in ...

Soundscapes @ the MAC: Sunday, May 6, 7-9 PM Colin Bradley (pedal steel), Putnam Murdock (guitar and vocals), and Barry Gross (bass and vocals) have been conducting experiments for three years in sonic allure, music that draws us in and touches us in essential ways. Creating soundscapes laced ...