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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.

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!

HeART Drop-In
Monson Arts Council & Artshealinghearts Photography are co-sponsoring a free Art workshop entitled "HEART Drop In" on Saturday, June 27th, from 1 to 4pm at the House of Art, at 200 Main Street. This is a FREE event and the public is encouraged to join in and share their heart for a good cause. All finished artwork will be on display, during Summerfest on July 4th and at other Awareness events throughout the year. Click here for more info.

Summer Art Camp
This years' Summer Art Camp put on by Monson Parks and Recreation with support from Monson Arts Council will be held the last two weeks of July at Quarry Hill Community School. Young at Art camp will be held the first week, July 20-24 from 9-11a.m. for children ages 5-7. Regular Art Camp will be held July 20-24 and 27-31 from 9-3. Students can attend one or both weeks of camp. Each week we will take a field trip on Wednesday. The first week will be to the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum and the second week will be to the Worcester Art Museum. Andrea Newland will return at the Art Camp Director. Click here for more info and a brochure/application.

MAC Awards Scholarship
The Monson Arts Council is proud to announce the award of its seventh annual arts scholarship. The winner this year is Hayden Adams, a Monson resident who attended Ludlow High School through school choice in order to improve his opportunities to pursue his music. Click here for more info and a photo.

MAC's 22nd Spring Art Show
The Monson Arts Council 22nd Annual Spring Art Exhibition, Welcome to the World of Art, has closed! This was a fabulous show and we are honored and grateful for a superb attendance! Thanks everyone who came and for all your praise and well wishes. Thanks to our patrons who have purchased their valuable pieces of original art! Thanks to our Sponsors!! - Click here for more info and to view the gallery of works!

Coffee House Unplugged Raises Record Donation
A great evening on April 17 was had by all at the annual Coffee House Unplugged sponsored by the Monson Arts Council to benefit the Monson Free Library. Hope Bodwell was masterful as our emcee introducing the six musicians and six writers who entertained an audience of fifty-five with music, poetry, and story. Friends of the Monson Free Library provided refreshments. The Council donated the proceeds from the evening, $283, to the Monson Free Library. Click here for photos.

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop pleases both Artists and Participants
Maria Luisa Arroyo, Poet Laureate of Springfield, led twenty-two poets in an Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop at the House of Art on April 15th. The first exercise was in response to Mike Stevens painting "Regretfully Yours." After sharing, writers visited the entire exhibit selecting a work of art that spoke to them. Writers then shared their diverse responses with one another and e-mailed their poems to the artists, who were very touched. This event was sponsored in part by a grant from the Cultural Council.

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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