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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Marion Cultural Alliance kicks off their 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Auction, bidding open until next Monday

Marion Cultural Alliance kicked off their 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Auction this week, with bidding open until next Monday, October 18.

According to a social media post, the online auction benefits MCA and its support of the arts in Ocala/Marion County. MCA will give back 30% of the winning bid to all artists who have donated a piece to the auction.

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Original art available for purchase (Photo courtesy of Marion Cultural Alliance)

The online auction offers a variety of items to purchase, from designer merchandise (including sunglasses, purses, and watches), autographed sports and celebrity memorabilia, and unique experiences, all available to the highest bidder.

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The online auction also includes unique experiences (Photo courtesy of Marion Cultural Alliance)

MCA has donated over $1.5 million to the arts and other charitable organizations in Ocala/Marion County, and they have supported local arts organizations with over $310,000 through its annual Cultural Grant Awards, according to the organization.

To learn more about MCA and this year’s Applaud the Arts Auction, please visit their website.