Marion Art Center announces updated schedule, details for events

Jun 29, 2019

MARION — The Marion Art Center has announced an updated schedule during the ArtStart summer camp as well as information on several summer events.

Regular hours during ArtStart (June 22 to July 22) will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Starting on July 23, the regular schedule of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Tuesday Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday will resume. The Marion Art Center is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

ArtStart is a program for children aged 4 ½ to 9-years-old with professional instructors in art, dance, music, and theatre. 

The annual Arts in the Park Festival will be on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bicentennial park on the corner of Main Street and Spring Street in Marion. It will feature paintings, photography, jewelry, woodworking, and other goods from local artists and artisans. Musical entertainment will be provided by Yesterdays’ Country Band and food will be sold by the Walrus and Captain restaurant of Mattapoisett. A rain date for this event has been set for Sunday, July 7.

The Marion General Store will be selling tickets for “Cocktails by the Sea” for $75 starting on Friday, July 5. The annual fundraising event will be on Friday, July 26 at the home of Trevor and Anne Hatton, 183 Front Street, Marion from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will feature a silent auction, hor'dourves, open bar, music by 3rd shift Jazz, and entertainment from Overhead Arts Inc. All proceeds from the event go to the Marion Art Center’s ongoing programming, operations, and community outreach. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Marion Art Center, by phone, or online at

This year’s Summer Member’s Show will be on Friday, July 12 at the Marion Art Center at 80 Pleasant Street with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All current members are invited to drop off up to two pieces for the exhibition. The drop off date for artwork will be Tuesday, July 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.