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Welcome to MCA

Jaye Sterchi Baillie, APR
Executive Director

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 was established in 2001, with its inaugural effort, the Horse Fever public art project. MCA’s mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for artists and arts organizations.

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Grants

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MCA Cultural Grants

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4 Friends Grant

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Korzenny Grant

Art Exhibits

October Exhibit:

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Nature in the Balance:
Exploring Flora & Fauna of Florida & South America

By James Valentine & Scott Olsen

November Exhibit:

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“Converging Community & Culture”

Highlighting Afro / Latinx artists in the Ocala Community

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Welcome @fine_arts_for_ocala Artists & Guests to The Brick! Stop in and enjoy LIVE PAINTING by 2 of our featured artists from 12-3pm inside the gallery. 🎨 #mca4art #atTheBrick #ARTcala
Downtown Ocala has been FAFO-fied! 😍 And we are thrilled to be in the middle of all the action, with the Emerging Artists located right outside our doors! Another amazing program sponsored by the @dlmfoundation. 💙 Come in and say hi… We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend! 🎉 #mca4art #atTheBrick #fafoocala #ARTober #downtownocala #ocalaartsfestival #ARTcala #broadandmag #artgallery #artfestival #artsalliance #artsandculture #NAHM #ocalamarion #brickcitycenterforthearts #arthub #artcenter #supportlocalart
MCA's #SupportLocalArt t-shirts are available in our Shop! The perfect t-shirt to wear around downtown Ocala while enjoying the Fine Arts Festival (#FAFO) this weekend. Come and get yours before they're gone! Gallery is open today until 5pm, then Saturday AND Sunday from 10am to 4pm. #mca4art #TheShopatTheBrick #shopsmall
The Brick will be OPEN for business this weekend during @fine_arts_for_ocala! Stop by Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm and enjoy our current exhibit Nature in the Balance, which can be viewed in 3D! Shop from our new selection of art & unique MCA merch for The Shop at The Brick! And enjoy LIVE painting in the Courtyard by two of our exhibiting artists from 12 - 3pm. Just look for "Artists' Oasis' on the official FAFO map. Lots to see, lots to do - don't miss out! #mca4art #ARTober #NAHM #atTheBrick #supportlocalart
We now have a great selection of locally hand-crafted soaps by @wildpearsoaps in The Shop! Wild Pear Soaps are created the old fashioned way, using all vegan, plant based oils in their recipes. All batches contain sustainably wild harvested Florida native botanicals that are healing for the mind and skin. Only 4 to left to choose from! Come and get your shopping on #atTheBrick~ #mca4art #supportlocalart #shopsmall #TheShopatTheBrick #downtownOcala
Congrats to avid MCA supporter, Barbara Fitos for being our lucky winner of The Shop’s grand-opening prize! We hope you enjoy your MCA “swag bag”. ❤️ Come and shop unique MCA merch including tote bags, #supportlocalart t-shirts, mugs, #HorseFever figurines, and more! Only #atTheBrick~ #mca4art #TheShopatTheBrick #downtownOcala #shoplocal #ocalamarion
Check out our upcoming events for this month's exhibit, Nature in the Balance! We have two of the exhibiting visionary artists THIS WEEKEND (Saturday & Sunday) during FAFO from 12-3pm. These extraordinary artists, visiting all the way from Perú, will be LIVE painting in the gallery. Read all about the artists and guest exhibit curator, Dr. Scott Olsen in the image below. Visit mcaocala.org for more info. #mca4art #NAHM #ARTober #visionaryartists #hispanicheritage #atTheBrick
With Halloween just around the corner, a handmade witch’s broom jewelry set made by local artist @dmachettejewelry is the perfect addition to any outfit! Or the perfect gift for that witchy friend. Only 1 pendant left for only $30, earrings sold separately at $40. Come snatch these pretties before they fly off the shelves! 🧹🎃🔮 #mca4art #SHOPatTheBrick #happyhalloween #witchsbroom #handmadejewelry #shoplocal #supportlocalart #downtownocala #galleryshop #giftshop #artforsale #jackolantern #pumpkin #spookyseason #ocalamarion #shopsmall #halloweenshopping
Save the Date: A new exhibit opens #atTheBrick on the first Friday of November (11/05) at 5pm. CONVERGING COMMUNITY & CULTURE - An art exhibit dedicated to the celebration of Afro-American and Latinx Artists in our community. Experience the beauty of diversity through artworks created by 8 local artists. 

Thank you to our exhibit sponsor, Angie Lewis - State Farm Agent! Exhibit will be on view November 5 - 27, only at The Brick (23 SW Broadway St). Stay tuned for more info on art talks and workshops scheduled throughout the month. #mca4art #novemberexhibit #diversity #representationmatters #culture #community #converge #artsalliance #artgallery #artspace #artvenue #artandculture #supportlocalart #latinxart #afroamericanart #culturaldiversity #ocalaflorida #ocalamarion #arttalk #artevents #artinocala #ourocala #centralfloridaart
Enjoy this little throwback to this year's #ApplaudtheArts Champagne Brunch at @ocalacivic on 10/10/21! Thank you all for your continued support to MCA. We heART you! 💟 

📸Photography by @ocalalife . #mca4art #supportlocalart #ARTober #NAHM #artsalliance #throwback #sundaybrunch #celebration #artsandculture #throwback #champagnebrunch #artleaders #artsforall #ocalamarion #localart #supporthearts #mcaartsawards #applaud2021 #applaudthearts
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Cultural Grants recipients  Reilly Arts Center;  Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Inc., Jessica Mongerio, Marion All-County Choir, Appleton Museum of Art, Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, Marion County Public Schools, Florida, Ocala Civic Theatre, with Lisa Irwin Midgett, MCA and Applaud the Arts Chairman, and Trish Kilgore, Cultural Grants Chair and Immediate Past Chairman of the MCA Board

MCA awarded $30.000 at this year's Applaud the Arts for a total $415,000 grants funded since 2001. #mca4art #NAHM #artsalliance #applaud2021 #ocalaflorida #ocalamarion #supportlocalart #artsandculture #ARTober #artmonth #artleaders #artchampions #localart #supportlocal
Psst! Guess what? The Shop is now OPEN! Come and shop a unique selection of handmade items made by local artists. Our gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Start your holiday shopping #atTheBrick~ 📍 #mca4art #supportlocalart #givethegiftofart #TheShopatTheBrick #downtownocala #galleryshop #giftshop #artforsale #shoplocal #shopsmall #artnerd #23onbroadway #localartists #artgallery #artcollector #artstudio #artlover #giftshop #shopatthebrick
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You could be the new owner of a Mel Fiorentino (@melfiorentinostudios) original painting if you bid on it at our Online Auction! This wonderful piece titled "Descending" measuring 40" wide by 30" is available on the site. https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=19367

Remember, with our "Applaud the Artists" program, our artists will receive a 30% commission of the winning bid! Your donation helps support local arts in two ways - helping MCA fund Cultural Grants, AND directly supporting an MCA Member Artist. Thanks! #mca4art
Only 3 days left to bid! Let the bidding wars BEGIN! 🔥 https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=19367 #mca4art #linkinbio #supportthearts #applud2021 #onlineauction
The Shop at The Brick is now OPEN with a brand new selection of local art by MCA artist members! Stop in today, we're open 11am - 4pm. ❤️ #mca4art #SHOPatTheBrick #supportlocalart #shoplocal #downtownOcala #ocalamarion #localartists #artforsale #galleryshop #giftshop #mcaartists ##atTheBrick #givethegiftofART #artshop #holidayshopping #smalltowncharm #downtownshop #arthub #artspace #artvenue #artsale #supportlocal #ocalafl #23onbroadway
Featured Item: One or BOTH original paintings by renowned Florida artist, Michael Brennan can be yours if you bid! With our "Applaud the Artists" program, Michael will receive a 30% commission of the winning bid! Your donation helps support local arts in two ways - helping MCA fund Cultural Grants, AND directly supporting an MCA Member Artist. #SupporttheArts - Bid now: https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=19367. #mca4art #linkinbio #applaud2021 #onlineauction #supportlocalart
Welcome to The Shop at The Brick! Located in the heart of downtown Ocala, The Brick Gallery has been the hub for artists and art lovers since 2001. 

You're invited to come and shop our new selection of local artists curated by our Gallery Committee with an eye for quality, representation of the area, broad retail appeal, and price. This unique and ever-changing collection includes handmade jewelry, small paintings, photography, prints, books, hand-made goods, and memorabilia from MCA’s events including Horse Fever figurines, posters and mugs.

TODAY ONLY: Enjoy a 10% discount on all items this Friday during the grand opening from 4:30 - 6:30pm. In addition, every purchase made over $10 will be entered to win some cool new MCA merch items, also now available in The Shop. Come and #SupportLocalArt by shopping #atTheBrick! #mca4art #TheShopatTheBrick #shoplocal
It’s opening day for The Shop at The Brick! Come and shop our new selection of LOCAL ART and MCA merch! 🤩

Today only: shoppers get a 10% off all items in The Shop from 12-6:30pm. And as a thank you for your support, for every $10 spent before tax, you’ll be entered to win a swag bag (everything pictured here). 🔥

Ribbon cutting and ‘Sip & Shop’ reception starts at 4:30pm TODAY, so don’t miss out! ❤️ #mca4art #TheShopatTheBrick #supportlocalart #raffle #grandopening #shoplocal #downtownocala