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The Monson Arts Council welcomes you! Please use the navigation above to have a look around and see what's coming up! We've always got something in the works as we are a very active arts center.

Celebrate Fiber Arts
The Monson Arts Council (MAC) holds an annual juried art show each spring and for the past 37 years, our popular Holiday Craft Fair has enlivened Thanksgiving weekend in Monson. Now we present Celebrate Fiber Arts, our first show dedicated solely to Fiber Arts, to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 30 through October 2, 2016, in four locations in downtown Monson. A reception will be held on Friday evening, with all exhibit and vendor areas open. Vendors representing all of the fiber arts (not only quilting, weaving, and felting) are welcome and are encouraged to apply. We are planning for a broad range of products and services. Vendors will be placed in a balanced and interesting manner throughout the buildings. We will accept up to 60 vendors. Click here to download a brochure with complete information and application forms. NEW: Click here for the ONLINE Vendor Application

Planning for the Monson Arts Council's 37th Annual Holiday Craft Fair continues surrounded by an air of excitement
The air of excitement comes from the return of Memorial Hall and the expansion of the Holiday Craft Fair to Five Buildings and over 80 crafters. Crafters can be found in the five buildings which are all within a short walking distance from one another. All items are hand crafted and expected to be of high quality. The fair will be open on Saturday November 28th, from 9:00am until 4:30pm, and continue on Sunday November 29th, from 12 noon until 4:30 pm. Click here for a full article with more details.

Halloween Craft Day
Get ready for Halloween by crafting cute and spooky decorations! Kids ages 7-14 are invited to attend the MAC Halloween Craft Day, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 12 pm-4 pm at the Monson House of Art located at 200 Main Street in Monson. Cost is $30 per crafter. Last years' Halloween Craft Day was such a blast that we are planning another one! All new projects include but are not limited to: spooky wind chimes, decorate cookies, horn head bands, mini mummies, masks, sewing monsters, slime and a photo shoot! Please mail checks to Andrea Newland, 19 Alden Thrasher Rd, Monson, MA, 01057 no later than October 17. Questions? Email to or call (413)221-6660. Please list any allergies.

Songwriter's Workshop
Come join singer/songwriter Faith Ward for for an evening of songcraft sharing and learning. It is held every second Friday of the month from 5 – 7 pm at the Monson Arts Council House of Art at 200 Main street in Monson. It is timed as a lead in to the Greene Room Productions OPEN MIC the same evening, 7-9 at the Polish Citizens Club at 6 Bliss street, so make a full evening of music out of it!

Summer Art Camp a Blast
The 2015 Monson Summer Art Camp was a huge success! Held the last two weeks of July at Quarry Hill Community School, kids came for one week or two and made many pieces of art. In the first week there was also Young at Art Camp, for ages 5-7. The camp is put on by Monson Parks and Rec with support from the Monson Arts Council. Andrea Newland returned as the Art Director of the camp. Click here for a review and photos.

"Lend me a Tenor" a sidesplitting success
The Monson Arts Council spring play "Lend me a Tenor" was staged at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Council’s home, Harmony Hall, for two weekends in May and June, to enthusiastic audiences. The MAC production was directed by Stephanie Gilbert, who created a wonderful show. Click here for a review and photos.

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 Maureen Solomon at 413-267-3042.

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