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!
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.
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…
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.
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.
Recognizes an arts educator who utilizes the arts as a tool for achieving excellence.
Recognizes an individual or an organization in Ocala/Marion County for their outstanding advocacy of the arts.
Recognizes an exceptional individual for their dedicated volunteerism in the arts and contribution to the arts community.
Questions? Please contact Jaye Baillie, MCA Executive Director at 352. 369.1500
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: