Arts Collaborative of Wakefield

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"Music for Your Eyes," is a celebration of visual art inspired by the many styles of music and the impact music makes on our lives and culture.

The event takes place at the Albion Cultural Exchange building at 9 Albion Street, in Wakefield, MA. 

Thursday, October, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Over 20 ACW members will share their artwork and craftsmanship representing a host of media, materials, styles, and formats, including watercolor, oil paintings, photography, mixed media, felting, and fabric art. 

Local musicians will provide background music to enjoy while strolling through the art exhibit and enjoying light refreshments. 

The Wakefield Cooperative Bank is generously sponsoring “small bites” made by Zuzu’s Café, also in Wakefield.

Wakefield, MA - The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield will host "Music For Your Eyes" a celebration of art inspired by the element of music on October 3rd, 4th & 5th.   The event will be at the Albion Cultural Exchange on Albion Street. 

Live music and light refreshments will accompany the event as the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield hosts this special event that salutes the wonderful impact music adds to all our lives. 

Many of the local artisan group's members, along with other local area artists,  will share artworks covering a host of different styles and formats in the Albion Cultural Exchange gallery space. There will be over 20 artists and the mediums include watercolor and oil paintings, photography, mixed media, felting, and fabric art. 

A variety of local musicians will provide background music to enjoy as you stroll through the art exhibit.   There will also be karaoke for a bit of fun.

The Wakefield Cooperative Bank is generously sponsoring small bites from Zuzu’s Café.

The event’s dates and times are:  Thursday, 10/3, from 6pm – 8pm; Friday, 10/4, from 6pm  - 9pm; and Saturday, 10/5, from 10am – 1pm.   Location:  Albion Cultural Exchange, 9 Albion Street, Wakefield MA.

Music for Your Eyes Event – first weekend in October

The ACW is hosting the Music for Your Eyes art exhibit the first weekend of October that will incorporate music as its theme and will include local musicians.

The art can be inspired in any way that you interpret music into art.

  • Theme:  Music for your Eyes

  • Timing:  October 3rd – 5th

    • Thurs, 10/3, 6pm – 8pm

    • Fri, 10/4, 6pm – 9pm

    • Sat, 10/5, 10am – 1pm

  • Location:  The Albion Cultural Exchange in Wakefield at 9 Albion Street

  • Registration Form

  • Registration Fee:  Per artist – ACW members:  10$ / non-ACW members:  15$

  • Drop Off Art:  Monday, 9/30, from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Cultural Exchange

  • Primary Contacts: 

    • Andy Levine ( )

    • Kathy Frey  (

Our next gathering is tonight Wednesday July 16 at 7pm at the Wakefield Bandstand on the common by Lake Quannapowitt .  Come enjoy the sunset and catch up with one another.   If it’s raining, the event is cancelled.  Bring your lawn chair, some snacks, and a beverage, and come say hi!   A couple of members mentioned they may also use this time to draw or paint.

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield is meeting tonight at 7:00pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange. Tonight's meeting will be an ‘artist supplies swap night’! There are two rules: Bring whatever supplies that you think others might want and whatever you brought that doesn’t get taken, you take home. We’ve had great success with all kinds of supplies, including, but not limited to: frames, paints, books, fabric, paper/collage materials, scrapbooking, tools, mixed media materials, etc. All are welcome.

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield will host their Spring Art Show paired with the Wakefield Schools annual Visual Arts Night. This year the exhibit is at the Galvin Middle School Plansky Gym on April 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  It is very exciting to have both events occur at the same time in the same building.  This display features work from artists 5-65 years old!

This is an example from Lori Del Genis,

Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter. 

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield and Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) are excited to announce the second annual Art & edibles exhibit, a three-day celebration of food-inspired art creations and art-inspired food innovations. Taking place at the ACE Center at 9 Albion St. in Downtown Wakefield, the exhibit is free of charge and open to food and art lovers of all ages on the following dates and times:

- Thursday, March 7, 6 pm – 8pm.

- Friday, March 8, 6 pm – 8pm.

- Saturday, March 9, 10 am – 1pm.

Interested? Here's what's on the menu for this one-of-kind event:

- Open art exhibit featuring the work of 20 local artists who'll showcase 3 to 5 pieces, each. This year's gallery will take on a cool, Andy Warhol-esque theme, with several works inspired by food labels and packaging. Select works will be available for sale for attendees pieces for custom gifts, decorations, or new art to showcase on the walls of their home galleries.

- Food tastings and interactive cooking demonstrations by local restaurants ZuZu's Cafe. The Bread Shop and Remedy Exchange, with various edibles to munch on throughout the three-day experience.  The very popular limoncello making demo, by community member Paul DiNocco is featured for Friday at 7pm.  

- A student showcase featuring the creative work of young artists from Wakefield High School.

- A raffle basket sponsored by Wakefield's own The Savings Bank, with all ticket proceeds going to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, a wonderful non-profit that helps local families in need keep food on the table

"Because Art & edibles is designed to blend two sensory experiences into one event, we're so excited to see participants pushing the envelope with what they create, be it food, art, or a little bit of both," said AnnMarie Gallivan, founder and owner of Create Artisan Studio in Wakefield. 

"A big reason why we brought back this event in 2019 is the unique way Art and Edibles brings together the entire community. Local artists, restauranteurs, businesses, and students all contribute. And we're very proud to be helping the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry this year," said Christopher J. Carino, Chairman, Albion Cultural Exchange.

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