Don’t miss this community gathering of artists and arts enthusiasts, Thursday, September 28th.
Starting at 5:30 with a Tapas and libations experience on the second floor of The Discovery Center, attendees will then move to the Reilly Arts Center for Applaud the Arts complete with performances, MCA Art Awards, and the announcement of the 2017-2018 Cultural Grant recipients.
About This Year’s Event
Join us for an evening unlike any other combining ART & SCIENCE!
MCA is partnering with the City of Ocala’s Discovery Center to present our annual signature event, Applaud the Arts! Guests will begin their evening on the second floor of the Discovery Center with tapas from our area’s top chefs and libations all situated among a phenomenal, interactive science exhibit, Super Kids Save the World! This interactive exhibit is based on the book George Saves the World Before Lunchtime, which teaches families how to reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle. Attendees will also have the chance to enter Star Lab and experience an eclipse!
Guests will then move to the Reilly Arts Center. Now in its 10th year, Applaud the Arts is a fast paced and entertaining event featuring live performances by the Ocala Civic Theatre, The All County High School Choral, and Dance Alive. Highlights include “The State of the Arts”, MCA Arts Awards, and the presentation of the 2017-18 MCA Cultural Awards.
Nominations for MCA’s Art Awards are accepted through August 31, 2017. Self nominations are welcome. Online nomination forms can be found by clicking here.