Land, sea options available for art center fund-raiser

Jun 18, 2022

MARION — The Marion Art Center announces the return of its premier summer fundraiser, Cocktails by the Sea from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 29 at the home of hosts David and Nancy Corkery, 1 West Drive, Marion.

The event will include a silent auction, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Tickets are $95 per person and can be purchased by phone at (508) 748-1266 or online at 

All proceeds support the art center’s ongoing operations, programming, and community outreach events. Donations to the summer fundraiser of any size are welcome from those who cannot attend the event but wish to show their support.

The fundraiser will include a new experience during this year’s event. Those attending may   show up by land or by sea.

Ticket holders can ride the launch across the harbor from Tabor Academy (Beverly Yacht Club members can use the yacht club’s launch instead), or drive to Point Road and take a golf cart shuttle from Marion Golf Club parking lot. 

The launch is a Coast Guard-approved vessel that can carry 19 people,including a licensed launch driver. Remember to wear comfortable footwear for walking on the lawn. 

The center thanks the many businesses and local community members who are supporting the fundraiser. 

This year’s Gold Sponsor is Demakis Family Real Estate; Silver Sponsors include Tabor Academy, American Research & Management, and Passerine Pottery by Nancy Skawinski; Premier Patrons include Burr Brothers Boats, Cape Cod 5, Eastern Bank, Abington Bank, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Robert Paul Properties and Saltonstall Architects. 

Contributing partners are Eden Florist & Garden Shop, Marion Golf Club, Sperry Tents, and Top of the Hill Liquors.