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Celebrate Fiber Arts
ENTRY DATE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 18! 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. NEW: Click here for the ONLINE Prospectus and Entry Application.

Halloween Craft Day III
The Monson Arts Council is holding its third annual Halloween Craft Day for Kids, held at the House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson, on October 23rd, from 12pm to 4pm. For more details, and a downloadable registration form, click here.

Summer Art Camp a Huge Success in 2016
The popular art camp put on by Monson Park and Recreation with support from the Monson Arts Council had another summer filled with art, dance, poetry and fun. Local artists taught basket making, video art, music and more to area children. For a full story, click here.

The Athletic Art Show
The Athletic Art Show is being presented by "Monson Rocks", with the assistance of The Monson Arts Council, it will be held in the House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson, MA, on Sunday, November 13, 2016, in conjunction with the 21st Annual Monson Memorial Classic a certified half marathon and 5K. The art submitted must coincide with the athletic theme which can include all sports, exercise, strenuous recreation and/ or physical activities, professional or amateur. Anything that pertains to physical endeavors that are healthy for the body and mind building/maintaining activities. Application deadline is October 31st drop off is November 6th. Please click here to download a complete flyer with entry form.

Monson Arts Council's 38th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to Return to Four Building Format
For most of our 38 years the craft fair was held in four buildings on Main Street. Three or four years ago one of those buildings, Memorial Hall was closed by the Town for concern with structural issues. Columbia Hall on Green Street then became one of our Craft Fair buildings, but after some years it became clear that crafters in Columbia Hall were not getting the same amount of traffic as crafters who were located in buildings on Main Street. As a result this year's fair returns to our four original buildings on Main Street.

The Monson Arts Council's 38th Annual Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend. The show opens on Saturday, November 26th, at 9:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm, and reopens on Sunday, November 27th at 12 noon, and closes at 4:00 pm. Over 80 crafters will be located in four buildings, all within a short walking distance. The buildings are: Memorial Hall, the Methodist Church, the Universalist Church, and the House of Art. Luncheon will be served both days in Memorial Hall, and the Universalist and Methodist Churches. The show distinguishes itself from other shows by featuring only hand crafted items. Watch the Craft Fair page for more information.


Summer Art Camp a Huge Success in 2016
The popular art camp put on by Monson Park and Recreation with support from the Monson Arts Council had another summer filled with art, dance, poetry and fun. Local artists taught basket making, video art, music and more to area children. For a full story, click here.

Summer Concert Series Artists Chosen
Artists have been announced for the first three concerts in the Monson Arts Council summer concert series at Dave Grieve Gazebo in downtown Monson, which will take place every fourth Thursday evening from June through September. The concerts are free, and will begin at 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair & your favorite snack, and come listen to the sounds of summer! The Arts Council is still looking for Vendors to participate and sell their wares. Booths are offered at $40 or $25, and participants will also get a raffle donation for the season. Click here for full information.

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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