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MAC Releases Summer Concert Schedule
The Monson Arts Council will again sponsor a series of concerts at the Dave Grieve Gazebo in downtown Monson every fourth Thursday evening from May through August. The concerts are free, and will begin at 6 pm. Bring a lawn chair & your favorite snack, and come listen to the sounds of summer! The schedule of performers is set, as follows: May 25th: Kristen Graves; June 22nd: The Glenwoodmills Band; July 27th: Special K; August 24th: Tammy and the band T.I.M.E. For more specific details, photos, and background info, see the Concerts Page.

MAC offers Adult-Only Craft Party
On September 16 the MAC will be sponsoring an adult fun evening combining instruction in a variety of crafts with a friendly social atmosphere. It will take place at the House of Art from 7 -10, with a social hour at 6 pm. It is modeled on the children's craft days which have been a MAC feature the last three years, but it is limited do adults over 21. Why should kids have all the fun? The price is $30 online, $40 at the door. Participants will cycle through a series hands-on craft experiences, including Woodworking, Mixed - media, Jewelry, Photography, Paper Arts and Watercolor.

Monson Arts Council to stage "Love, Loss and What I Wore"
The Monson Arts Council has announced its fall theater production, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. The performances will be in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Monson on September 29 (8 pm), September 30 (3 pm and 8 pm), and October 1 (3pm). Tickets are $10 for members and $13 for others. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

Monson Arts Council Awards Scholarship
The Monson Arts Council is proud to announce the award of its ninth annual arts scholarship. The winner this year is Charlene Meserve. The $500 scholarship is available to a high school senior who has resided in Monson for at least two years, who has shown a long appreciation for and involvement in the arts. Though the applicant must be enrolling full time in a college or university, there is no requirement that he/she be pursuing a career in the arts. For more info and photos, click here.

Kids Spring Forward With Craft Day
On March 13th the House of Art was buzzing with activity as 15 students ages 7-11 and 6 teachers gathered to usher in spring with the second annual Spring Fling Craft Day for Kids. Each room had a different activity including truffle-la trees, flower crowns, decorating cookies, T-shirt design, sewing a blue bird and designing a fairy house. The Monson Arts Council sponsors the event along with a Halloween Craft Day in October and a Holiday Craft Day in December. The kids love coming together to learn new skills and make cool stuff. If you are interested in signing up for future events, please contact newland.andrea@gmail.com

Monson Arts Council Videos on M-PACT TV
MPACT has several videos about Monson Arts Council activities, you may view the videos by clicking here.

Community Partners
The Community Partners Page recognizes the year-long support of these businesses for the arts in Monson. Click the list to view the page with full information.

Support the MAC!
You can join online, renew your dues - even donate to us using the convenience of your credit card!

Experience the Quaboag Hills Region
While you're in town for any of the MAC's exciting and fun events, download the Chamber of Commerce's Experience the Quaboag Hills Region Visitor's Guide to find listings of many other interesting and fun things to check out while you're here!

Advertising Opportunities with the MAC!

You can now promote your business in the Monson Arts Council's Theater Programs and other printed materials! Click Here for Details!

For further information on any of the Monson Arts Council programs, please contact Peter Barnett at 413-267-9764.







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