Marion Cultural Alliance

Marion Cultural Alliance Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) champions, convenes, and creates opportunities for artists & arts orgs MCA will launch this initiative in early January 2019.
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Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 was established in 2001, with its inaugural effort, the Horse Fever public art project. MCA’s mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for artists and arts organizations. MCA supports activities relating to the arts, historical and scientific museums, and specific education through grants, advocacy, fundraising, and partnerships

. MCA has donated over $1.5 million to the arts and other charitable organizations in Ocala/Marion County and established a Cultural Endowment fund of $900,000. MCA has supported local arts organizations with over $310,000 through its annual Cultural Grant Awards. In 2015, MCA established the Four Friends Grant Fund as a permanent endowment, designed to generate income to support small grants to individual MCA member artists for equipment, training, and supplies. MCA also operates Brick City Center for the Arts, a popular art gallery, located in historic downtown Ocala. Monthly rotating exhibits feature the art by regional artists. The venue, and its adjacent courtyard, is a sought after rental for special events.

MCA is thrilled to announce its upcoming Color Pop! art exhibition, an exciting opportunity for local artists to showcas...
07/05/2024

MCA is thrilled to announce its upcoming Color Pop! art exhibition, an exciting opportunity for local artists to showcase their vibrant and dynamic creations. We invite artists from all backgrounds to submit their most colorful and imaginative works for display, celebrating the power of color in art.

We invite and encourage ALL artists in any medium to participate. Work can be 2D or 3D, including but not limited to paintings, drawings, textiles, photography, sculpture, pottery, collage, metalwork, fabrics, glass, wood, or stonework.

For more details and to submit your artwork: https://mcacolorpop.artcall.org/

Wishing our MCA family a Happy Fourth of July! Have a fantastic and safe holiday weekend!
07/04/2024

Wishing our MCA family a Happy Fourth of July! Have a fantastic and safe holiday weekend!

Don't miss out on Marion Cultural Alliance's y-ART Sale - the ultimate yard sale for art lovers! From paintings to home ...
07/04/2024

Don't miss out on Marion Cultural Alliance's y-ART Sale - the ultimate yard sale for art lovers! From paintings to home decor to art supplies and more, there's something for everyone at unbeatable prices. Grab your VIP tickets for the Art in the Attic VIP 'Sip & Shop' Pre-Sale Party on July 12 from 5-7 pm and get first dibs on all the amazing finds! MCA's Art in the Attic 2024 sale dates are July 13 - 20 during gallery hours.

VIP tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Make sure to get your tickets today!
https://onecau.se/artintheattic

Calling all local artists and artisans! The Brick Gallery in Downtown Ocala, FL is seeking to add a variety of fine arts...
07/03/2024

Calling all local artists and artisans! The Brick Gallery in Downtown Ocala, FL is seeking to add a variety of fine arts & crafts to our Gallery Shop that showcases our creative community. If you create original paintings, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, or any other unique items - we want to hear from you! Our Gallery Committee carefully selects items with an eye for quality and regional representation. Get your work in the heart of downtown Ocala - submit your pieces today! https://mcashopfall2024.artcall.org/

The deadline is September 15, 2024, by 11:59 pm.

Fall is right around the corner, and it's time to start planning your next event! Whether it's a corporate gathering, we...
07/03/2024

Fall is right around the corner, and it's time to start planning your next event! Whether it's a corporate gathering, wedding, or social celebration, 'The Brick' in downtown Ocala is the perfect venue. With a stunning art gallery setting and a beautiful courtyard, we can create the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion.

To learn more about our venue visit https://mcaocala.org/rent-the-brick/

Be a DEER... 😉 and get your tickets for the Art in the Attic Sip & Shop Party! Don’t miss out on the ultimate yard sale ...
07/02/2024

Be a DEER... 😉 and get your tickets for the Art in the Attic Sip & Shop Party! Don’t miss out on the ultimate yard sale for art lovers! With hundreds of paintings, art supplies, art books, and home decor, there’s something for everyone at unbeatable prices. Get first dibs on all the amazing finds!

Art in the Attic Sip & Shop Party tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Click the link to buy your tickets! https://onecau.se/artintheattic

07/02/2024

“MidSummer Dreams” is a wonderful exhibit that features artwork from sixty-four MCA member artists who depict the enchanting ambiance of the summer season. The exhibit will be up until July 3, 2024 so stop by if you haven’t seen it yet.

Thank you to an Ocala Champion of the Arts for supporting this exhibit!

07/01/2024

Discover stunning artwork by local and regional artists, including the incredible Cindy Vener! Our Art in the Attic y-ART sale is your opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Cindy Vener painting at an amazing price. Grab your VIP Sip & Shop tickets now to be the first in line for these amazing pieces!

Make sure to get your tickets today! https://onecau.se/artintheattic

Are you an arts, cultural and/or historical nonprofit? Marion County arts, culture, or historic nonprofit organizations ...
07/01/2024

Are you an arts, cultural and/or historical nonprofit? Marion County arts, culture, or historic nonprofit organizations can apply for MCA's Cultural Grant to enhance, expand, or support their artistic or cultural endeavors. Grant awards may range from $1,000-$10,000

The 2024-2025 Cultural Grant guidelines and application are available online: https://mcaocala.org/mca-cultural-grants/

The DEADLINE is Friday, July 12, 2024 at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please visit mcaocala.org or contact us at 352-369-1500.

🎨🦖 Get ready for the ultimate treasure hunt at our Art in the Attic y-ART sale! From Picasso to dinosaurs, 😉 we've got s...
06/30/2024

🎨🦖 Get ready for the ultimate treasure hunt at our Art in the Attic y-ART sale! From Picasso to dinosaurs, 😉 we've got something for everyone. Score fun and unique items at affordable prices. Want first dibs? Snag your tickets for the VIP Sip and Shop sale today!

Click the link to buy your tickets! https://onecau.se/artintheattic

🌟CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!🌟 Do you know someone making a big impact in the arts community? We want to hear about them! Nomin...
06/29/2024

🌟CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!🌟 Do you know someone making a big impact in the arts community? We want to hear about them! Nominate deserving individuals for our 2024 Arts Awards in Education, Vision, and Service. Help us recognize their incredible contributions!

For more details visit our website here, https://mcaocala.org/arts-awards/

Beat the heat and stop by the gallery  ! Wednesday, July 3rd is the last day to see the “MidSummer Dreams” exhibit. Don’...
06/29/2024

Beat the heat and stop by the gallery ! Wednesday, July 3rd is the last day to see the “MidSummer Dreams” exhibit. Don’t miss this wonderful display of celebrating summer!

Huge congratulations to local artist Charles Eady for his incredible art panels along the Heritage Trail! 🎨 We are so pr...
06/29/2024

Huge congratulations to local artist Charles Eady for his incredible art panels along the Heritage Trail! 🎨 We are so proud that we can honor and remember those who have made Ocala and Marion County what it is today. Each panel is a beautiful tribute to our rich history and culture. Thank you, Charles! 🙌

Sorry for the inconvenience, The Brick will be closed on Friday, June 28 from 11:30-2 pm. We will reopen after 2 pm for ...
06/28/2024

Sorry for the inconvenience, The Brick will be closed on Friday, June 28 from 11:30-2 pm. We will reopen after 2 pm for you to enjoy the "MidSummer Dreams" exhibit.

Don't miss out on the art event of the year! Get your VIP tickets now for MCA's Art in the Attic 'Sip & Shop' Pre-Sale P...
06/27/2024

Don't miss out on the art event of the year! Get your VIP tickets now for MCA's Art in the Attic 'Sip & Shop' Pre-Sale Party on July 12th at The Brick. Enjoy exclusive access to incredible art at yard sale prices, live music, and unlimited bubbly! Support the arts in Ocala Metro!

Click here for tickets: https://onecau.se/artintheattic

"The White Buffalo" is a digital painting by Greg Smith and this beautiful artwork would make a great statement piece fo...
06/27/2024

"The White Buffalo" is a digital painting by Greg Smith and this beautiful artwork would make a great statement piece for $550.

This artwork is a part of MCA's June exhibit "MidSummer Dreams." Enjoy original art in various mediums created by local artists and the exhibit is up until July 3, 2024. Our gallery hours are Tuesday- Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. The month-long exhibit is supported by an Ocala Champion of the Arts.

06/26/2024

Don’t miss out on Marion Cultural Alliance’s y-ART Sale - the ultimate yard sale for art lovers! Grab your VIP tickets for the Art in the Attic VIP ‘Sip & Shop’ Pre-Sale Party and get first dibs on all the amazing finds!

Limited tickets, get yours today! https://onecau.se/artintheattic

One more week to see MCA's June's exhibit "MidSummer Dreams!" "MidSummer Dreams" features amazing artwork from sixty-fou...
06/26/2024

One more week to see MCA's June's exhibit "MidSummer Dreams!" "MidSummer Dreams" features amazing artwork from sixty-four MCA member artists who were selected to display pieces that depict the enchanting ambiance of the summer season. The exhibit includes a diverse range of art forms, from colorful landscapes to dreamy beach scenes, capturing the essence of the season.

The exhibit will be up until July 3, 2024. The Gallery is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm. The Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Are you a Star Trek or Star Wars fan? Whether you're team Spock or team Skywalker, MCA's Art in the Attic y-ART sale is ...
06/25/2024

Are you a Star Trek or Star Wars fan? Whether you're team Spock or team Skywalker, MCA's Art in the Attic y-ART sale is the place to be! With hundreds of one-of-a-kind items including paintings, prints, and home decor at affordable prices, this is a VIP pre-sale event you don't want to miss. On July 12, from 5-7 pm, enjoy live music, access to the exclusive Artists' Pop-Up Market in the Courtyard, and unlimited bubbly while snagging the best deals in town.

Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Get your tickets now before they sell out! https://onecau.se/artintheattic

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Step into The Shop at The Brick and be transported to a world of stunning art in our Summer Collection!  We're thrilled ...
06/25/2024

Step into The Shop at The Brick and be transported to a world of stunning art in our Summer Collection! We're thrilled to feature the mesmerizing works of local artist Pixie Push Artworks. See for yourself and support the incredible talent right here in our community!

“Rainbow River” is a Gouache on Stretched Paper by Jeffrey Selker and this beautiful piece will stand out in any room fo...
06/25/2024

“Rainbow River” is a Gouache on Stretched Paper by Jeffrey Selker and this beautiful piece will stand out in any room for $750.

This artwork is a part of MCA’s June exhibit “MidSummer Dreams.” Enjoy original art in various mediums created by local artists and the exhibit is up until July 3, 2024. Our gallery hours are Tuesday- Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. The month-long exhibit is supported by an Ocala Champion of the Arts.

What an incredible and informative lecture with R.J. Jenkins on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Thank you RJ ...
06/24/2024

What an incredible and informative lecture with R.J. Jenkins on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Thank you RJ for another wonderful event. Stay tuned... to learn more about the upcoming Series!

Thanks to all who attended last Thursday's lecture.

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in pARTnership with Marion Senior Services (MSS), invites our creative senior community ...
06/24/2024

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in pARTnership with Marion Senior Services (MSS), invites our creative senior community ages 55+ to submit artworks in any medium that relates to and interprets this year’s theme: A Moment in Time (Memories Through Art).

The Art of Aging is an annual collaborative effort of MSS and MCA that celebrates aging through art, stories, and education. The exhibit celebrates the creative talent of our community’s senior artists. Each artist may submit two (2) original pieces for consideration. All entries are to be submitted digitally no later than Monday, July 21 by 11:59 pm.

For the full guidelines visit: https://artofaging24.artcall.org/

How cute would it be to create a playhouse around this beautiful artwork for your little one? Snag some previously loved...
06/24/2024

How cute would it be to create a playhouse around this beautiful artwork for your little one? Snag some previously loved art at yard sale prices and support the local arts. Don't miss out on the VIP 'Sip & Shop' Pre-Sale Party on July 12th from 5-7 pm for a first look at all the goodies! 🖼️🍷

Early birds get the art treasures and great deals! VIP tickets are $25 for MCA Members and $35 for Non Members. The VIP only pre-sale event includes first access to the sale and access to the exclusive Artists' Pop-Up Market in the Courtyard and unlimited bubbly while you shop the BEST deals in town!

Limited tickets, get yours today! https://onecau.se/artintheattic

06/23/2024

House divided? 🎨🏈 This unique UF vs FSU rivalry artwork is only available at MCA's Art in the Attic Y-art sale! To secure this item first, The Sip & Shop Pre-Party on July 12th from 5-7 pm is a fantastic opportunity to get early access to this unique piece. We recommend getting your tickets ASAP as there is a limited amount. Enjoy an event of art, bubbles, music, and fun!

Visit the link for tickets: https://onecau.se/artintheattic

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🎨 Calling all art enthusiasts! We need YOUR help to make our upcoming Art in the Attic event a success. Whether you’re a...
06/22/2024

🎨 Calling all art enthusiasts! We need YOUR help to make our upcoming Art in the Attic event a success. Whether you’re a pro at hanging art or just eager to lend a hand, we’d love to have you on our team. Sign up now to be a part of something special!

Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FADA829A2FEC61-49842059-artinthe #/

Congratulations to MCA artist Kendra Brazzel on her solo exhibition “Work in Progress” at the Magnolia Art Xchange (MAX)...
06/21/2024

Congratulations to MCA artist Kendra Brazzel on her solo exhibition “Work in Progress” at the Magnolia Art Xchange (MAX)! Kendra is calling this show “Work in Progress” because she is still in the early stages of her creative journey. This show celebrates exploration, experimentation, and the creative process.

Join her for the opening reception on Saturday, June 22nd at the MAX from 5 - 9 PM. Expect an evening filled with art, music by the incredible Becky Baby 🎶, delicious food, and drinks. Free tickets are available on her website: www.kendrabrazzel.art/

“Dappled Summer Sun” is a beautiful oil painting by Allyssa Van Cuyk and would look lovely in your home for $650. This a...
06/21/2024

“Dappled Summer Sun” is a beautiful oil painting by Allyssa Van Cuyk and would look lovely in your home for $650.

This artwork is a part of MCA’s June exhibit “MidSummer Dreams.” Enjoy original art in various mediums created by local artists and the exhibit is up until July 3, 2024. Our gallery hours are Tuesday- Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. The month-long exhibit is supported by an Ocala Champion of the Arts.

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23 SW Broadway Street
Ocala, FL
34471

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Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

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+13523691500

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MCA Champions, Convenes, and Creates Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 was established in 2001, with its inaugural effort, the Horse Fever public art project. MCA’s mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for artists and arts organizations. MCA supports activities relating to the arts, historical and scientific museums, and specific education through grants, advocacy, fundraising, and partnerships.

MCA has donated over $1.5 million to the arts and other charitable organizations in Ocala/Marion County and established a Cultural Endowment fund of $900,000.

MCA has supported local arts organizations with over $285,000 through its annual Cultural Grant Awards.

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