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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.

MAC Presents "Lend Me a Tenor", May Production
The Monson Arts Council is proud to announce that auditions were held this week for a May production of Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy by Ken Ludwig. Performance dates will be May 29, 30 & 31, and June 5, 6 & 7, at the Palace Theater in Stafford Springs. Tickets will go on sale in early April, and will be available for purchase online on the MAC website as well as at the door. Click here for more information.

Coffee House Unplugged to Benefit Monson Free Library
The annual Coffee House Unplugged sponsored by the Monson Arts Council will be held on Friday, April 17th at 7 P.M, at the Monson Free Library, 5 High Street, Monson. Seating is limited, so come early and enjoy the ambiance. Click here for more information.

Maria Luisa Arroyo to Present Workshop
Well known Local poet Maria Luisa Arroyo will present a workshop entitled "Ekphrasis: Writing Poems in Response to Art". The workshop will be presented in conjunction with the 21st Annual Spring Art Exhibition and Sale sponsored by the Monson Arts Council. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th, 6:30-8:30 at the House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson. Click here for more information.

Talent Show a Feast of Voices
The eighth annual Monson Arts Council talent show, Western Mass Performs, was held on Saturday night, March 21, before an enthusiastic crowd. For the first time in three years, the show was held on its scheduled date and time, without interference from the weather. Click here for a complete review of the show with photos.

Vagina Monologues Comes to Monson
Eve Enslers' Award Winning Play, The Vagina Monologues is coming to Monson in February on Valentine's Day weekend! What better way to say I love you, then tickets to a wonderful show, all while supporting a great cause! Proceeds from the show will benefit domestic violence and sexual assault awareness programming in Monson. The event, which will be co-sponsored by the Monson Arts Council and Artshealinghearts, will take place on Friday Feb. 13th & Saturday Feb 14th at 7:00 p.m at the Unitarian Universalist church in Monson. Click here for more information.

Holiday Craft Day a Creative Blast
The energy was buzzing at the Monson House of Art on Sunday, December 14th as 20 students got crafting just in time for Christmas. Each room in the house had a different activity - jewelry, a photo shoot, compiling a baked good jar, snowmen, ornaments, tiny Santa hats, vinyl and duct tape purses and bags, snow globes and even a room to create their own wrapping paper. Click here for a photo gallery from the Craft Day.

Arts Collective Being Organized
Are you interested in meeting with other local area artists for activities, events, arts workshops, discussion, or other shared ideas/activities you may come up with? Monson Arts Council art show committee has set an organizing date for those who are so interested. The House of Art will be made available for this group. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 12 at 7pm at the House of Art 200 Main Street, Monson. You are encouraged to sign up in advance by emailing macartshow@earthlink.net, (so that we may contact you if the date changes.) Thank you!

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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