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Arts Collaborative of Wakefield News & Announcements

ACW Artists and Visitors to the Exhibit raise money for PAWS

The month-long exhibit hosted by the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield came to a close last week. The display of over 100 pieces showcased a wide variety of art created by talented local artists. Photographs, paintings, drawings, mosaics, stained glass and fiber arts were on display; six of the 45 artists sold their work. The theme of Creatures & Critters was animals so in addition to the display, the ACW also hosted a fundraiser for PAWS of Wakefield.To raise money, Arts Collaborative artists created and donated artwork offered for sale on a first come first served basis. Ally Houghton Photography generously offered her photography talents during the event. For a small donation, Ally captured pet photos out back of the Albion Cultural Exchange in the barking lot.

Friends, family and visitors to Creatures & Critters and PAWS Small Works Fundraiser took advantage of the opportunity to buy affordable, cool art, get a pet photo and support a worthy animal protection cause in the process. The fundraiser was a success, with just under $900.00 as the final total. Proceeds were donated to PAWS of Wakefield. PAWS is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization, whose mission is to promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and foster greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education.

ACW member Andrea Willey noted, “Small Works allowed visitors a chance to select art, pick it off the wall and take it home that night for only $10.00. We were open eleven times during October at the Albion Cultural Exchange and our guests enthusiastically selected artwork, some came back a few times to view the ever changing collection of art. This first time fundraising event exceeded our expectations.”

Look for the ACW’s Holiday Artisan Sale coming up the first weekend in December. Friday 12/2 from 5:00-8:00 and Saturday 12/3 from 1:00-6:00 at the Albion Cultural Exchange. In perfect time for the gift giving season, a wide variety of charming and unique gifts will be for sale including photographs, prints, paintings, jewelry, collage and ceramics.

ACW Exhibit Coordinator Andrea Willey presents a donation to long-time PAWS volunteer Diane Mulcahy


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