Applaud the Arts 2022

October 8, 2022

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You Are Invited to Attend the

15th Annual Applaud the Arts

 

 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

 

VIP Party 5:30 pm-6:45 pm

 

Applaud the Arts Event 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

 

NOMA Black Box/Reilly Arts Center

Follow us down the rabbit hole to MCA’s 15th Annual Applaud the Arts “A Whimsical Wonderland” – Presented by returning sponsors, Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Urology Institute of Central Florida

 

Join us on Saturday, October 8th at 7 p.m. in the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center to celebrate our 15th Annual Applaud the Arts! Enjoy an evening of delicious tapas by La Casella, a specialty cocktails, interactive art experiences, dance party with the fabulous DJ Karim, all while celebrating our Cultural Grant and Arts Awards recipients.

 

Cocktail attire is requested. Whimsical wonderland costumes encouraged!

 

LIMITED VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE! VIP admission includes access to the Mad Hatter’s Bourbon & Tea VIP Pre-Party, early entry (5:30pm), reserved seating, special Alice necklace souvenir, VIP tapas catered by La Casella, signature VIP cocktails, special Wonderland characters, and an inside look at the art of Alice-starting with Lewis Carroll and ending with Disney Studios presented by Patricia Tomlinson, plus all the general admission perks.

 

General admission ticket includes access to the festivities (doors open at 7pm), cash bar, tapas, photo ops with Wonderland characters, Cultural Grant and Art Awards ceremony, and a whimsical dance party with the popular DJ Karim!

Thank you Sponsors!

We Appreciate Your Support of Applaud the Arts and MCA!

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

About Applaud the Arts

MCA annually presents Applaud the Arts, Ocala’s largest gathering of artists, arts organizations, MCA members, and the business community. This signature event kicks off the cultural season in Ocala with the announcement of arts awards, cultural grants recipients and is always set in one of our favorite cultural venues. Following the brief program, guests enjoy tapas, libations, and entertainment. The 2022 Applaud the Arts will be held on October 8 at the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center.

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.

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

Marion Cultural Alliance: Seventh Annual ARTS AWARDS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MONDAY, September 12, 2022, 5 pm.

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Arts Awards in the following categories.

EDUCATION AWARD

Recognizes an arts educator who utilizes the arts as a tool for achieving excellence.

VISION AWARD

Recognizes an individual or an organization in Ocala/Marion County for their outstanding advocacy of the arts.

SERVICE AWARD

Recognizes an exceptional individual for their dedicated volunteerism in the arts and contribution to the arts community.

 

Applications are now closed. Thank you!

 

Questions? Please contact Jaye Baillie, MCA Executive Director at 352. 369.1500

14th Annual Applaud the Arts

 

Thank You!

 

The 14th  Applaud the Arts was held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the beautiful Ocala Civic Theatre. Following the Arts Awards Presentation and the announcement of the 2021-2021 Cultural Grants, guests moved to OCT’s outdoor courtyard. Thank you to all who attended,  our sponsors, and the amazing OCT team of Katrina, Jim, Larry, and Craig for all your support.

 

And last, but not least a BIG MCA thank you to this year’s  ATA Chairman (3 years in a row!) and MCA Chairman Lisa Midgett for the vision and execution of this applause-worthy event!

 

And now, enjoy this video recap of the event: