14th Annual Applaud the Arts | 2021

Applaud the Arts

Join us for a beautiful Champagne Brunch as we Applaud the Arts!

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14th Annual Applaud the Arts
Champagne Brunch
An afternoon of Celebrating the Arts in Partnership with the Ocala Civic Theatre
Sunday, October 10th from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tickets available soon.

Presenting Sponsors:

 About Applaud the Arts 2021


This year’s 14th Annual Applaud the Arts will be celebrated with a champagne brunch at the Ocala Civic Theatre on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. 


Immerse yourself in art as we gather together on a beautiful fall day, enjoying the theatre’s new outdoor stage. The ethereal sounds of Tasha Robinson, principal Harpist of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will surround you as you chat with friends and see the creative twist local artists put on the classic comedy and tragedy masks which will be available for you to add to your collection. 


Our local restaurants will be back this year, providing you with culinary delights created just for Applaud. We will also have endless mimosa and Bloody Mary packages for you to enjoy while you peruse our designer auction items. 


Sensational Selfies will be with us to capture the festivities with their fun selfie station. You will leave with photos in hand and wonderful memories of friends. 


And we never forget the reason we “Applaud”… it’s time to celebrate local arts organizations and community arts leaders with our grants and arts awards. 


See you October 10, 2021 for the 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Champagne brunch!

We Applaud the Arts because…

    • art creates beauty in our city and connects its people
    • art is a cornerstone of a healthy and prosperous community
    • art is an economic driver
    • art improves education by encouraging creativity, problem solving, and lateral thinking
    • art improves and inspires economic development, creates jobs and produces tax revenue
    • art attracts tourism revenue
    • art is an experience fundamental to our humanity


We hope you will join artists, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, elected officials, arts patrons, and nonprofit leaders as we gather to applaud the visionary individuals and organizations who play such a vital role in the quality of life in Ocala/Marion County.


Sponsorship Information


We thank you in advance for your interest in MCA’s signature event. We are confident that your company will benefit and enjoy Ocala/Marion County’s dynamic connection between business and the arts at this entertaining event.


Sponsorships start at $500 and provide recognition not only at Applaud the Arts. Depending on the level you select, your business will become a Business pARTner at the level commensurate with the amount of your Applaud the Arts sponsorship. Click here for pARTnership levels and benefits.


For a personal appointment to review sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Jaye Baillie, MCA Executive Director [email protected] or call 352.369.1500

Email MCA Executive Director Jaye Baillie for more information or call (352) 369-1500



The 2021 Arts Award winners will be announced at the 14th Annual Applaud the Arts.