ArtStart returns for 2021

Jan 28, 2021

MARION — ArtStart will return to the Marion Art Center in 2021.  

ArtStart is the MAC's summer art program for ages 4-and-a-half to 9, offered in late June through July. 

ArtStart teachers are specialists in music, dance, theater, and art, most of whom teach throughout the year and are professionals in their fields. 

Activities include arts and crafts, theater, music, games, and storytelling. The MAC is working to reimagine its summer camp this year to align with state recommended safety guidelines, with lots of new activities. 

Camp runs weekly, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. MAC members (at Family level or above) have access to early registration and receive a significant discount on ArtStart tuition. 

Weekly sessions cost $215 for members and $240 for non-members. 

The ArtStart schedule is as follows: Session 1: June 28 through July 2; Session 2: July 5 through 9; Session 3: July 12 through 16; Session 4: July 19 through 23; Session 5: July 26 through 30. 

Registration opens for MAC members (in person and by phone or email only) on Feb. 5. Registration for nonmembers will open Feb. 26.

Online registration will go live on FEb. 26. Due to limited capacity, ArtStart fees are nonrefundable unless camp is cancelled. 

Visit the MAC website ( to find out more information about ArtStart 2021.