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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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Events

Grants

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MCA Cultural Grants

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4 Friends Grant

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Korzenny Grant

Art Exhibits

November Exhibit:

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“Converging Community & Culture”

Highlighting Afro / Latinx artists in the Ocala Community

December Exhibit:

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VISIONS: By Dan McCarthy

A Photographic Exploration

Now Hiring!

 

Join our creative team. MCA is seeking a part-time Gallery Host to manage operations for The Brick on Saturdays. Interested applicants may email their resumes to MCA Gallery Director at [email protected]

For complete job description and more information, please click the image below.

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Trendy new holiday earrings by @gabyquecreations have just been added to The Shop! These handmade cuties are made with polymer clay and are super lightweight. Complete your holiday look with a piece of original art made with love by a local artist. Only $29, various styles now available *exclusively #atTheBrick! ❤ #mca4art #supportlocalart #polymerclay #theshopatthebrick #shopsmall #buylocalart #artgallery #artshop #shopart #handmadegifts #uniquegifts #giftshop #downtownocala #ARTcala #holidayshopping #happyholidays #christmasearrings #cute #xmas #holidayjewelry
SALE ALERT! 📢 This #BlackFriday and #SmallBizSaturday, enjoy 20% off on all MCA merch and Horse Fever items! Some MCA items include: tote bags, t-shirts, hats, stickers, mugs, Horse Fever figurines & posters, HF20/20 mugs, and more! Stop by this weekend during gallery hours, and #SupportLocalArt by shopping #atTheBrick! 🎁🎨✨ #mca4art #happyholidays #weekendsale #galleryshop #shopsmall #supportthearts #artsalliance #ARTcala #theshopatthebrick #atthebrick #downtownocala #giftshop #uniquegifts #artforsale #artsale #sale
Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂 Today and every day, we are grateful for YOU - our members, pARTners, artists, arts organizations, sponsors, donors & supporters for championing the ARTS in our community through Marion Cultural Alliance. ❤️

What are YOU grateful for? Save this image and share with what you're thankful for this Thanksgiving. We would love for you to tag us so we can share our faves! 🙏 #mca4art #spreadlove  #happythanksgiving #ShareThisPost
Hey MCA Member Artists - what’s new?We are grateful for your support and want to support YOU by helping promote you on Artists Sunday - which is this coming Sunday.  Please DM us with links, upcoming show info etc and we will promote it on our pages on Sunday. We hope we have a HUGE response! Thank you!

Pictured: MCA Member Artist and super Volunteer Nikki Upton at Applaud the Arts, October 2021. 📸 by Ralph Demilio, Demilio Photography @ocalalife
This upcoming first Friday, December 3rd, get your festive attire and jingle all the way to The Brick for a DOUBLE CELEBRATION! Members and friends are invited to join us for our annual Member Appreciation Holiday Party AND December exhibit opening for Visions By Dan McCarthy. Festivities begin at 5pm, with remarks at 5:45pm. We'll have holiday themed drinks, refreshments, prizes, and more. Plus, your chance to meet & greet our December featured artist. We hope to see you then! #mca4art #decemberexhibit #holidayparty #happyholidays #atTheBrick
CALL TO ARTISTS & MAKERS IN OCALA! 📢 Marion Cultural Alliance is seeking to add a variety of unique, hand-crafted items to our seasonally curated Gallery Shop that showcases our local creative community!

Local artists & artisans working in all mediums are encouraged to submit items for consideration for our SPRING selection that will be on display at 'The Shop' from January through April, 2022. 

We are looking to showcase our region’s creative bounty by including fine arts & artisan crafts including but in no means limited to; original paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, artist-made notecards, reproduction prints, textiles, artist-made wearables, home décor items, holiday items, and uniquely Ocala items. Have something else not on this list? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you.

To submit and read The Shop guidelines, please visit mcashop2.artcall.org, or visit our website at mcaocala.org. For questions, please email us at admin@mcaocala.com. #mca4art #calltoartists #calltomakers #calltoartisans #springselection #spring2022 #theshopatthebrick #downtownocala #uniquegifts #ocalamarion #galleryshop #artgallery #artsalliance #supportlocalart #shoplocal #shopsmall #ocalaflorida #ARTcala #fineart #finecraft #localartists #giftshop #shopping #feeldowntownocala #artofinstagram
This holiday season, jingle all the way to The Brick and #SupportLocalArt! 🎄❤️✨ 

#atTheBrick #mca4art #HappyHolidays #ShopatTheBrick #downtownocala #ARTcala #ocalafl #artcenter #arthub #artvenue #artgallery #galleryshop #artofinstagram #uniquegifts #shoplocal #shopsmall #localart #artoftheday #artdecoarchitecture #historicocala #holidaydecor #holidayshopping
Looking for a special #Thanksgiving gift? This original watercolor painting by local artist Gail Bannock is still available in The Shop for only $85! Piece is framed with a beautiful gold frame, measures 14x17" and it's ready to hang on the wall. Best part is, these leaves will stay crisp for years! Come and SHOP local art #atTheBrick, we're open today and tomorrow 10am - 4:30pm. 🍂 #mca4art #TheShopatTheBrick #supportlocalart #galleryshop #artgallery #artforsale #giftart #giftshop #ocalamarion #downtownocala #ARTcala #fallseason #autumnart #autumnleaves #november #fallinflorida #fallvibes #artnerd #artsalliance #gallerygiftshop #shoplocal #shopsmall #shoplocalart #localartists #atTheBrick
This weekend, make sure to #shoplocal and #SupportLocalArt by shopping at our Gallery Shop! Come and browse our selection of unique, hand-crafted items made by local artists. Each sale made at The Shop goes 70% to the artist, and 30% to the support of the arts in Ocala through MCA. 

The Shop at The Brick will be open Black Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Shop Small Saturday from 11am to 4pm with special discounts on MCA merch and Horse Fever items. Don't miss out! 🎁🎨✨ #mca4art #atTheBrick #shopsmallsaturday #happyholidays #downtownocala
FREE Music Event TONIGHT #atTheBrick! 👀 Join us in the gallery for #ArtAfterHours from 5:30-7pm with Creative Collective Arts (Sean, Ruby, Amira & Tyler!). Enjoy the sweet sounds of live #poetry and steel drums in this Afro-Calypso/Latin Fusion Jazz Night. Don't miss out - bring your family & friends! #mca4art #spokenword #convergingcommunityandculture
IT'S A SASA LELE WEEKEND! 📢 This #BlackFriday and #SmallBizSaturday, enjoy 20% off on all MCA merch and Horse Fever items! Some MCA items include: tote bags, t-shirts, hats, stickers, mugs, Horse Fever figurines & posters, HF20/20 mugs, and more! Stop by this weekend during gallery hours, and #SupportLocalArt by shopping #atTheBrick! 🎁🎨✨ #mca4art #happyholidays #weekendsale
Our Gallery & Shop will be open this Saturday from 11am to 4pm for #ShopSmallSaturday! Come and Support Local Art by shopping #atTheBrick. 🎁🎨💙 #mca4art #SmallBizSat #happyholidays
'Gnomad Land Gnomes' by local artist, David D'Alessandris are *exclusively* available at The Shop at The Brick! These quirky little "gnomies" come in various sizes, shapes and colors to fit every personality. Snag them while they last! 🎁🎨✨ #mca4art #atTheBrick #supportlocalart #givethegiftofart #giftideas #handmade #shopsmall #blackfriday #shoplocal #gnomes #galleryshop #giftshop #artgallery #localartists #downtownocala #happyholidays
This holiday season, we invite you to GIVE THE GIFT OF ART, and #SupportLocal! By shopping at The Shop at The Brick, you directly support not only our local artist members, but the arts in Ocala/Marion County by keeping MCA's mission alive. Come and see our amazing variety by local artists Tuesday thru Fridays, 10am-5pm, and Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ask us about our MCA gift cards! #mca4art #SupportLocalArt #GivetheGiftofArt
REMINDER: The Brick Gallery & Shop will be CLOSED today, Saturday, Nov. 20 for Light Up Ocala VIP Party. Come back and see us next Tuesday, Nov. 23 during gallery hours, and for #ArtAfterHours following at 5:30pm with November Poetry & Percussion Jam Session. More details at mcaocala.org. #mca4art #happyholidays #atthebrick
Have you signed up for our upcoming event next Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 5:30pm? It's FREE, just have to save your spot in advance. 

Join us in the gallery for a night of Poetry & Percussion, with Creative Collective Arts! This event is free, open to all ages, but RSVP is requested. Bring your family and friends, save your spot(s) today here: https://mcaocala.networkforgood.com/events/35780-mca-art-after-hours-poetry-percussion-jam-session, or call MCA at 352-369-1500. See you then! #mca4art #spokenword #supportlocalart #poetry #music #art #artgallery #diversity #inclusion #downtownOcala #atTheBrick
The Brick Gallery & Shop will be CLOSED Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 for Light Up Ocala VIP Party prep. We will be back next Tuesday, Nov. 23 during gallery hours, and #ArtAfterHours following at 5:30pm with November Poetry & Percussion Jam Session. More details at mcaocala.org. #mca4art #happyholidays #atthebrick
Need a last minute gift for that special ARTSy person? Get an MCA Gift Card! Our #giftcards can be used towards anything in The Shop, our monthly gallery exhibits, and even venue rental! This season, give the gift of ART and #SupportLocalArt at The Brick! 🎁🎨✨ #mca4art #TheShopatTheBrick #ShopSmall
Only 38 days until Christmas! 🎄🎅🎁 This season, give the gift of ART by shopping our selection of hand-crafted items by local artists at The Shop at The Brick. From hand-painted notecards, to curious gnome ornaments, to beautiful fused glass horses and hand-stitched quilts, we've got something for everyone on your list. Come and #supportlocalart this season - The Shop will be open for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday with special discounts on MCA merch items! More details TBA soon. ✨ #mca4art #theshopatthebrick #downtownocala #galleryshop #giftshop #uniquegifts #originalart #localartists #artgallery #ocalamarion #ARTcala #art #artgifts #shoplocal #shopsmall #blackfriday #shopsmallsaturday #artistssunday #atthebrick