Applaud The Arts Save the Date Oct. 8, 2020

Applaud the Arts

You will hear, see, and enjoy a variety of unique art forms making this an evening that will be long remembered.

For over a decade, MCA has honored and celebrated the arts with Saluting the Arts. In 2016, the event was renamed Applaud the Arts and it is with inspired energy that we request your support for the next Applaud the Arts event, October 17, 2019 at The Appleton Museum of Art.


This year’s event features a variety of arts immersion experience including painting singing, theatre and more.


MCA began with Horse Fever in 2001 and has continued each year, supporting every genre of local talent with public art, an gallery, advocacy, and funding including Cultural Grants totaling $310,000. It’s time to up our game showcasing and supporting the talent and local arts organizations and we can only do so with your help.


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 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


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.


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.


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

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

2019 Arts Award Winners

Suzanne Schmittling


Olivia Ortiz


Jim Ross