Marion Art Center has events to keep you busy in August

Aug 2, 2021

Summer Members’ Show at the MAC
The Marion Art Center’s Summer Members’ Show starts this week, running August 6 through September 3, with an opening reception on Friday, August 6 from 5-7 p.m. Visit the MAC to view works by a talented group of MAC members.

Most works are available for purchase. The galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Any Marion Art Center member is invited to participate in two members’ shows each year – one in winter and one in summer.

Not yet a MAC member and want to participate next time? Join the Marion Art Center today during the annual Membership Drive. Participants enjoy a variety of benefits including discounts on programs and classes, invitations to special events, advanced access to tickets, and more.

You can explore all the MAC has to offer at its new website ( Becoming a member is easy through the online form at

Become Part of a Fish Story!
The Marion Art Center and local restaurant Brew Fish Bar and Eatery are teaming up to create a unique community art project. Participate in one of two Paint and Sip events to paint your own fun and colorful fish that will be a part of the mural.

Your uniquely designed fish will be viewed as part of this wall sculpture for years to come, located in the outdoor beer garden at Brew Fish.

Participants can choose from two dates: Wednesday, August 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Brew Fish or Friday, August 20, 4-6 p.m. at the MAC.

All supplies will be provided, including a wine tasting, compliments of Brew Fish.

Tickets are just $25 per person at either location. All proceeds benefit the Marion Art Center. Find out more and register online at

Midsummer Stages Acting Troupe performs Shakespeare at Island Wharf
The Marion Art Center presents a weekend of three outdoor performances by the new Midsummer Stages Acting Troupe at the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand at Island Wharf, Marion.

A group of young actors will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s funniest, shortest, and most heartwarming romantic comedy, adapted and directed by Jacob Sherburne.

The cast includes Jade Beauregard, Alanna Robidoux-Couto, Lyra Demendonca, Zoe Pateakos, Charlotte Cook, Ava Duponte, Amelia Russell, and Harry Wisner. Participating professional actors include Camerin Bennett, Margo Wilson Ruggiero, Jacob Sherburne, and Rick Sherburne, with choreography by Summer Richardson and program assistance from Elke Pierre. Promotional photography has been provided by Corinna Raznikov.

Show run time is approximately two hours, with two performances on Saturday, August 14 - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and a final performance on Sunday, August 15 at 2 p.m.

Guests can see the show for a suggested $10 cash donation upon entry, or pay what you can! Guests should bring their own chairs or picnic blankets. To learn more or purchase advance tickets, visit

The play is about a group of four young friends who are pulled this way and that by a jealous father and a quarreling king and queen.

Hermia flees with her boyfriend into the woods, and is chased by her best friend, Helena, and Demetrius (the guy she told you not to worry about). As night falls, these four kids are discovered by a group of mischievous fairies, and a troupe of silly Essential Workers gets caught up in the brouhaha. All of them run around, get very confused, fall under magic spells, and then everyone finds their true love.

This gender-bending, all ages inaugural company is exploring love and friendship and family in this must-see, laugh-a-minute picnic party of a show!