The last time you may have asked that question, someone may have said nothing much. Well, not at MCA. The Board of Directors have been very busy so far this year renovating, planning, and fundraising.

Renovating? Have you been to Brick City Center for the Arts in the last two weeks? Here’s a sneak peak…….. 

Coming soon to this desk, a volunteer greeter. This could be you.

Members benefit from the renovation! Envision a couple of small tables, a few chairs, a bar for events, and a self-serve Member’s Honor Coffee Bar. Become a MCA member, visit downtown Ocala, pick up a to go lunch at your favorite restaurant  and bring it to the Brick for a relaxing meal, or just stop by and have a cup of coffee. The gallery is open and free to the public Tuesday through Saturday, the MCA Member Cafe seating is available to members only. Click here to become a member. 

Planning for our future includes:
Volunteers to help at the galleries, events, and more. For further information how you can volunteer with the arts click here. 
Saluting the Arts, this year Saluting the Arts – In Motion where we will be giving away Manely Motion by Linda Ballantine Brown and presenting the MCA Cultural Grant Awards.
Art In the Attic annual fundraiser.
Bag It At The Brick returns in the fall.
Stay tuned to this website and our cultural calendar for dates and details.



Each year Marion Cultural Alliance has the pleasure of hosting a fantastic art exhibit produced by West Port High School art students. Every show is different, unique, and shows some of the best talent in our local schools.

This years students, under the direction of Mr. Gene Hotaling have continued the tradition of excellence in their creativity and talent not only for the work they created but also in the their ability to put it all together for the exhibit.

Ghost Ship by Liam

Ghost Ship by Liam

Just one example of the amazing artwork by the students.
Stop by Brick City Center for the arts and view the show now, through May 30.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Volunteer Spotlight


Donna for Vol Spot

Marion Cultural Alliance would like to recognize Donna Healy Strickland, SPHR, for all that she does for MCA. Donna, a Senior Professional in Human Resources serves as the Human Resource Director with Benefit Advisors full time, and as the Secretary of MCA’s Board of Directors part of her volunteer time. Being community oriented keeps Donna busy through her involvement in the Ocala Women’s Network, Chamber of Economic Partnership, her church and many more activities.

It is rare to find someone like Donna who gives so much on so many levels, from expert advice to getting her hands dirty as part of a cleanup crew. Whether it’s taking minutes, preparing food and drink, contributing her expertise in HR related matters, or serving as part of the “clean up crew” in the gallery, Donna is ready, willing, and able. Who could ask for more, and how can you thank her enough?  We hope our deep appreciation, and her knowledge that she advances the MCA mission will suffice.

Thank you Donna!

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