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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 spring play "Lend me a Tenor" is alive and well! It will be performed on May 29, 30 and 31, and June 5. 6 and 7... but not in Monson. The MAC theater group has been lost in the wilderness for two years due to the closing of Memorial Hall for safety upgrades, and has been searching for a temporary home. The location for the performances of "Lend me a Tenor" will be at Harmony Hall, the Palmer Cultural and Historical Center in Three Rivers. This is a wonderful venue, but it isn't home... Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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.

Vagina Monologues a Powerful Statement
The Vagina Monologues was given two powerful performances at the Unitarian Universalist church in Monson over the Valentineís Day weekend. Eve Enslers' Award Winning Play was performed, as always, as a fundraiser for domestic violence and abuse, the authorís lifelong crusade. Proceeds from the show will benefit domestic violence and sexual assault awareness programming in 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.

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.

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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