About Marion Cultural Alliance

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit, 501(c)3  was established in 2001, with its inaugural effort, the Horse Fever public art project. MCA’s mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for artists and arts organizations. MCA supports activities relating to the arts, historical and scientific museums, and specific education through grants, advocacy, fundraising, and partnerships.

MCA has donated over $1.5 million to the arts and other charitable organizations in Ocala/Marion County and established a Cultural Endowment fund of $900,000.

MCA has supported local arts organizations with over $310,000 through its annual Cultural Grant Awards.

In 2015, MCA established the Four Friends Grant Fund as a permanent endowment, designed to generate income to support small grants to individual MCA member artists for equipment, training, and supplies. MCA will launch this initiative in early January 2019.

MCA also operates Brick City Center for the Arts, a popular art gallery, located in historic downtown Ocala. Monthly rotating exhibits feature the art by regional artists. The venue, and its adjacent courtyard, is a sought after rental for special events.

Our Gallery Sponors

MCA established the Brick City Center for the Arts Gallery Sponsorships in 2018. We appreciate these Champions of the Art for their support. 

Artist Alley presents Stripes @ Marion Cultural Alliance
Feb 12 – Feb 22 all-day
Artist Alley presents Stripes @ Marion Cultural Alliance
12:00 am
OPEN DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS A group exhibit by Artist-Alley as they explore stripes in their natural and unnatural worlds by artists of decidedly different stripes. Featured Artists: Linda Harlow Sue Primeau Peter Else Bonnie[...]
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Mini Workshops in Oils with Milly Sheffer @ Brick City Center for the Arts
9:00 am
Opportunity for Artists Monday Morning Mini-Workshops Beginning February 18th and each Monday through March 18th Beginning Monday February 18th, Milly Sheffer will hold a series of Monday morning mini-workshops on painting in oils. The workshops[...]
Latin Fusion- Artist Reception @ Marion Cultural Alliance
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Latin Fusion- Artist Reception @ Marion Cultural Alliance
5:00 pm
Latin Fusion is a group of independent artists with one thing in common, once art students of accomplished artist/teacher and Ocala local, Maritza Lopez. Now each immersed in other branches of art throughout the state[...]
Latin Fusion @ Marion Cultural Alliance
Mar 2 – Mar 30 all-day
Latin Fusion @ Marion Cultural Alliance
12:00 am
OPEN DURING REGULAR GALLERY HOURS Latin Fusion is a group of independent artists with one thing in common, once art students of accomplished artist/teacher and Ocala local, Maritza Lopez. Now each immersed in other branches[...]
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Mini Workshops in Oils with Milly Sheffer @ Brick City Center for the Arts
9:00 am
Opportunity for Artists Monday Morning Mini-Workshops Beginning February 18th and each Monday through March 18th Beginning Monday February 18th, Milly Sheffer will hold a series of Monday morning mini-workshops on painting in oils. The workshops[...]
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Mini Workshops in Oils with Milly Sheffer @ Brick City Center for the Arts
9:00 am
Opportunity for Artists Monday Morning Mini-Workshops Beginning February 18th and each Monday through March 18th Beginning Monday February 18th, Milly Sheffer will hold a series of Monday morning mini-workshops on painting in oils. The workshops[...]
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Mini Workshops in Oils with Milly Sheffer @ Brick City Center for the Arts
9:00 am
Opportunity for Artists Monday Morning Mini-Workshops Beginning February 18th and each Monday through March 18th Beginning Monday February 18th, Milly Sheffer will hold a series of Monday morning mini-workshops on painting in oils. The workshops[...]
Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo 2019 @ Marion Cultural Alliance
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo 2019 @ Marion Cultural Alliance
8:00 am
After 4 years of consecutive growth, Ride for the Arts is again gearing up for another record breaking year. As in prior years, the combination of a dynamic host city, an amazingly scenic route, and[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Over the Edge Ocala-Taking the Arts to New Heights @ SpringHill Suites Ocala
9:00 am
Going to New Heights to Support the Arts! Some organizations hold silent auctions, but Marion Cultural Alliance is not the silent type. Instead, MCA is offering supporters and thrill seekers the adventure of a life-time:[...]

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