Arts Collaborative of Wakefield

News & Announcements.

December 20, 2017 at 7:00pm  Albion Cultural Exchange. 

ACW will not have a regular meeting in December and instead will celebrate the holidays and enjoy each other’s company. If you’d like, please bring a snack and a beverage to share. The meeting is open to members and non-members, friends, spouses, etc. Hope to you there!

The Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) and Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FOLQ) are excited to announce a new working partnership, beginning with an art show celebrating Wakefield’s prize jewel, our beloved “Lake Q.” Together, ACE and FOLQ will host and sponsor a Lake Quannapowitt Photo Night in Downtown Wakefield on First Thursday December 7 at the ACE Center from 6pm - 9pm. The art show and reception will feature photography, paintings, and other mediums, that capture the magic of Lake Quannapowitt.

Mary Rees Gould the Executive Director of Creative Arts is inviting artists to a Life Drawing Class on Wednesday 12/20 (7p-9:30p)  

Registration is by request through the CA office only, however, if you have personal artist friends who would take this class, please invite them to sign up. Online registration link for 

Creative Arts website:

We offer 2 Adult Watercolor classes on Monday night and Friday afternoon. Please visit our website and look at the Winter 2018 course offerings.

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield has artwork on display during the month of September at the Lucius Beebe Library. The show runs until September 30. Eight of the ACW members will have a variety of work on display including Janiele Allman, Jessica Andersen, Richard Bardet, Kathy Frey, David Kay, Nicole Perez, Joy Schilling, and George Watchko.

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield’s mission is to support Wakefield's visual artists and craftsmen.  The idea is to provide opportunities for artists to meet and share ideas, display their work, and to create partnership programs between local artists and businesses.  Check out the ACW’s artwork today at

The Blake Gallery, located on the Main Floor of the library near the Reference Desk, was donated in memory of Mike Blake, a long-time member of the Friends of Beebe Library and an avid supporter of the library.   The Blake Gallery is home to several regular programs including News & Views and our nonfiction book discussion group, True Writ. 

The Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department is partnering with the Albion Cultural Exchange to host First Thursday Downtown on June 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This event will be the last art exhibit for the 2016-2017 school year. It is very exciting to host this event that will feature artwork from juniors, sophomores and freshman art students at WHS.  The seniors have left the building and now it is time for the underclassmen to showcase their talents. The projects for this upcoming show have been created in the past 6 weeks since Arts Night which was in April.

“Art students are constantly creating and it is very exciting to be able to show off their most recent work,” said Joy Schilling WHSVisual Arts Coordinator.  Included in this exhibit will be cardboard sculptures, linoleum prints, paper maché figures and masks, portraits, graphic design work and ceramics.

First Thursday is a great opportunity for the public to see the great things that are happening in the Wakefield Arts Community.  Hope to see you on Thursday night.

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