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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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Art Exhibits

September Exhibit

October Exhibit

Events

APPLAUD BANNER
MCA’s 15th Annual Applaud the Arts!
Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
at the Reilly Arts Center
Pumpkin event (Instagram Post (Square))
Pumpkin Masters Carving Event
Saturday, October 15 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
at Brick City Center for the Arts

Open Calls for Artists

 

Visit mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists for more information!
MCA block Party

November Exhibit: MCA’s Block pARTy Fundraiser!

Deadline to Claim Canvas: ACTIVE (Canvas are still available!)

Deadline to Submit Art: October 29, 2022

Grants

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MCA Cultural Grants

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4 Friends Grant

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Korzenny Grant

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It's spooky season! 🎃 And we are SO ready to welcome #PumpkinMasters to The Brick! Join us on October 15th from 10am-12pm for a family fun day, brought to you by our friends at Signature Brands. We'll be giving out FREE carving kits to the first 50 families that show up for the event. We provide the pumpkins and supplies, you bring the fun and creativity! This is a FREE event suitable for all ages. #mca4art #fallfun #atTheBrick
Tickets for MCA's annual celebration of the ARTS are still available at mcaocala.org! Enjoy this year's 'Applaud the Arts: A Whimsical Wonderland' at the NOMA black box theatre at the Reilly Arts Center on Saturday, October 8th from 7-10pm. To date, we have given over $365,000 to local arts organizations in Marion County. Your support of this event will help raise that amount, enabling us to do even more for our community, and we thank you from the bottom of our heARTS. 💖
Join us next Saturday, October 8th in the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center for our 15th Annual Applaud the Arts: A Whimsical Wonderland! Tickets start at $25 for MCA artist members. Admission includes Art Awards reception, specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, whimsical photo ops, interactive Wonderland experiences, and a dance-party with DJ Karim! Cocktail attire and whimsical costumes encouraged! Visit mcaocala.org for tickets and more! #mca4art
Mixed Media Artists, Perez Perez 🇵🇷 shares what his inspiration was for his paintings. Saturday, October 1st is the last day to see the Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit. We are open 11am to 4pm.  #atTheBrick

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#hispanicheritagemonth2022 #paintings #painter #ocala #ocalafl #centralflorida #artgallery #hispanicart #PuertoRicanartist #PuertoRican #hispanicartist #tampaflorida #floridaartist
Happy October... Or more like, ARTober! 🎉 Welcome to our community’s first ARTOber Fest! Whether you are a resident or visitor, there’s something for everyone in Ocala Metro.

Experience local art, new exhibits, live theatre, film & cinema, art education, live music, public art, dance, poetry/spoken word, history, and of course all your favorite cultural events, including the 15th Annual Applaud the Arts, the Ocala Symphony's new season opening concert and Fine Arts for Ocala (FAFO)! We invite you to explore and experience ALL the arts all month long. Visit mcaocala.org/artober-fest for the official ARTcala list of events.  #mca4art #artoberfestocala #supportlocalart #artinocala #artcala #ocalametro
Painter, Cristina Rodriguez 🇨🇴 shares what inspired her paintings. Saturday, October 1st is the last day to see the Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit. #atTheBrick

#mca4art #hispanicheritagemonth 
#hispanicheritagemonth2022 #paintings #blackandwhite #painter #paintings #largepaintings #paintingofwoman #popsofcolor #Colombianartist #Colombianartists #ocala #ocalafl #centralflorida #artgallery #hispanicartists #hispanicart
Only 8 days until MCA's 15th annual Applaud the Arts: A Whimsical Wonderland - Get your tickets now before it's too late! ⏰ 

MCA artists can take advantage of our special ticket price! For only $25 (reg. price is $65), you will enjoy a whimsical evening filled with ART, tapas by La Casella, specialty drinks at the Reilly's cash bar, whimsical experiences, awesome people, and a dance party, with music by DJ Karim! Plus, this is a perfect opportunity to dress up and go all out with our Wonderland theme. Click below to purchase tickets (#linkinbio), and share this post with friends. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcas-15th-annual-applaud-the-arts-a-whimsical-wonderland-tickets-408028613567 

#mca4art #applaudthearts2022 #aliceinwonderland #thingstodoinocala #ocalametro #supportlocaart #fundraiser #nonprofit #artsandculture
Wildlife Photographer, Saul Reyes 🇨🇺 tells us what inspires his photography. #atTheBrickb#mca4art #hispanicheritagemonth #photos #photography #wildlifephotography #birds #cubanartist #🇨🇺 #photographer #hispanicheritagemonth2022 #photosofbirds
Join us for the opening reception of our October exhibit: "Through the Looking Glass" on Friday, October 7th from 5-7pm. Enjoy the 'best of the best' selection from our local artists, which will be awarded up to $500 in cash prizes that same night. We will also have light refreshments, live music, cocktails, photo-ops and more! Free admission. Start your first Friday Art Walk #atTheBrick~ #mca4art #supportlocalart #mcabest4
Curiouser and curiouser! Status notifications have now been sent via MCA's ArtCall. Please check your emails for all details and information, or logon to your ArtCall profile at mca4best.artcall.org (#linkinbio). 

Thank you to all the artists that submitted entries to be considered for "Through the Looking Glass" - our October Art Exhibit & Competition. We hope to see you all next Friday, October 7th at 5pm for the opening reception of this whimsical exhibit. Don't be late! #mca4art #calltoartists #mcabest
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Reminder: Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our members, guests and staff, The Brick will be CLOSED through Thursday, Sept. 29. We should be back to regular hours on Friday, Sept. 30, weather permitting. Stay tuned to our social media outlets for any updates. Stay safe!
Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our members, guests and staff, The Brick will be closing TODAY- Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2pm through Thursday, Sept. 29. We should be back to regular hours on Friday, Sept. 30, weather permitting. Stay tuned to our social media outlets for any updates. Stay safe!
SAVE THE DATE! Join us Saturday, October 15 for Pumpkin Masters! FREE carving kits to the FIRST 50 families! 

#mca4art #pumpkinmasters #fall #fallseason #pumpkins #halloween #familyfriendly #familyfun #ocala #ocalaflorida #ocalaevents #centralfloridaevents
Did you submit your artwork(s) yet? Don't be late! TODAY is the DEADLINE to enter our annual 'Best of the Best' juried exhibit & competition, and WIN up to $500 cash prize! This exhibit is open to MCA artist members of all ages, styles and mediums. Be sure to register and submit online at https://mca4best.artcall.org/ (LINK IN BIO). Deadline is TONIGHT, September 25 at midnight. Tic Toc! 🕚

#calltoartists #mca4art #artcompetition #juriedexhibition #ocalaflorida #marioncountyflorida #supportlocalart #mcabest #ocala #bestofbest #throughthelookingglass #artcompetition #artcommunity #ocalaartists #ocalaartscence
LAST CHANCE to enter in our annual 'Best of the Best' juried exhibit & competition here #atTheBrick. You too could be "Best of Show" and win a $500 cash prize! This exhibit is open to artist members of all ages, styles and mediums following the prompt "Through the Looking Glass". Be sure to read the call and register online at https://mca4best.artcall.org/ (LINK IN BIO). Deadline is TOMORROW, September 25 at midnight! Don't be late! ⌛

📸: 2019 'Best of Show' winner, Justin Alsedek with his winning piece titled "Sun's Embrace". 

#calltoartists #mca4art #artcompetition #juriedexhibition #ocalaflorida #marioncountyflorida #supportlocalart #mcabest #ocala #bestofbest #throughthelookingglass #artcompetition #artcommunity #ocalaartists #ocalaartscence
Don’t miss out! Be sure to get your tickets for the Frida Brunch this Sunday!

We will have Mexican-inspired brunch, bottomless mimosas, selfies with Frida,  DIY flower crowns, music, and more! Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera inspired attire encouraged.

Limited Tickets available! https://reillyartscenter.secure.force.com/ticket/?fbclid=IwAR1ClODoKJy3zlhiDUsFFedYFc61O084MWtdZwOm_80nfj5WoSu4A2cUOLw#/instances/a0F4T000001st5QUAQ

#mca4art #brunch #Frida #FridaKahlo #SundayFunday #SundayBrunch #Ocala #Ocalaevents #OcalaFlorida #mariontheatre
Fashion designer, Amy Alvarado🇵🇷 explains what her inspiration was for her collection #atTheBrick. @alvaboutiquestore 

There is a little more than a week to see the Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit, so be sure to stop by! 

#mca4art #hispanicheritagemonth #fashion #fashiondesigner #fashionboutique #fashionisart #fashionart #handmade #designer #puertoricanartist #🇵🇷 #puertorico
⚠️Only 2 DAYS left to enter our 4th annual #BestoftheBest juried fine arts exhibit! Top winner could win up to $500 cash prize! 🤑 Deadline to submit for this year's selection is Sunday, September 25 by midnight. Read the call and submit up to two (2) entries at https://mca4best.artcall.org/.