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Art of Aging | August Member’s Reception

RSVP for the August Reception

Friday, August 2 | 5 - 6:30pm

Join us for the opening reception of our annual Art of Aging exhibit, in partnership with Marion Senior Services. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and guests will have the chance to meet the participating artists. This exhibit is represented by MCA Artist members ages 55+ and this year’s theme is “A Moment in Time!”. Artists ages 55 and up can submit art for this exhibit now through July 21 at midnight.

Complimentary Lunch & Learn workshops and other events on topics of interest to Senior health and their caregivers, will be held during the month of August (stay tuned for a list of dates). Art of Aging is an annual collaborative partnership of Marion Senior Services and MCA that celebrates aging through art, stories, and education. This year’s presenting sponsors are the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute & Urology Institute of Central Florida. The Art of Aging exhibit will be on view #atTheBrick from August 2 – 31, 2024. Admission is free to the event, RSVP is required at the door. Click here to save your spot!

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MCA Annual Auction & Pop Party!

Bid on exciting items while supporting the arts!

Friday, September 13 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) is thrilled to announce that this year’s annual auction will be a hybrid event, kicking off with an online auction on Friday, September 6 during MCA’s September member’s reception. The excitement will build up to a grand finale on Friday, September 13 from 6-8pm at The Brick (23 SW Broadway Street), with an in-person party held two hours prior to the conclusion of the auction. Throughout September, the exhibit “COLOR POP!” will brighten the MCA Gallery, offering guests a vibrant atmosphere surrounded by colorful art. To complement the theme, the party will feature pop-related refreshments such as popcorn, popcyles, cake pops, poptarts and bubbles!

During the in-person event, all auction items and experiences will be on display, providing guests with the opportunity to see what they are bidding on firsthand. MCA will enhance the festive atmosphere with complimentary beer, wine and a signature cocktail, with a selection of pop-themed snacks available throughout the event. The OneCause online platform will continue to engage donors, providing real-time prompts and status updates on their bids, ensuring a seamless and interactive bidding experience.

In a special collaboration, MCA is partnering with Gray Realty to feature a live auction as part of the evening’s festivities. Excitingly, 100% of the proceeds from the auction will contribute to MCA’s Give4Marion Campaign.

POP into The Brick and join MCA for an unforgettable evening of art, community, and generosity!


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