Marion Art Center begins gradual reopening process

Jun 22, 2020

MARION — The art center will begin a gradual reopening with summer events and a play scheduled for mid-August. 

The building will reopen in early July with a new exhibit, “Vessels,” featuring Craig Coggeshall, Hollis Engley, and Michael Pietragalla. Vessels will run July 3 to Aug. 15. Gallery visitors must wear masks in the building, and guests are welcome at a limited capacity.

Check the art center’s website at for updated gallery hours.

An outdoor meet and greet with the artists is scheduled on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the art center’s lawn. 

The Marion Art Center’s annual open outdoor artisan market, Arts in the Park is scheduled on July 11, 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. A rain date is scheduled on Sunday, July 12. The curated event features a select group of local artists and artisans. Goods include baskets, ceramics, clothing, collage, fiber, glass, jewelry, woodworking, painted, and hand-crafted furniture, paintings, photography, and more. Social distancing and increased sanitation measures will be observed during the event. Attendees must wear masks unless prohibited for health or disability reasons. Guidelines will be posted on art center’s website.

The Marion Art Center currently plans to open the play “Good People” on Friday, Aug. 14 if health guidelines allow. 

Before that, the art center will hold its second ArtTalk,  on June 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. ArtTalk at the MAC is an informal group chat about art (no knowledge of art or art history required!). The group will meet monthly to discuss two artists, pre-selected by a host. Participants are invited to make their own cocktails or refreshments to enjoy during the discussion. To register, email with “ArtTalk at the MAC” in the subject line. Include a name and phone number. The artworks and meeting link will be sent to the email address before the event.