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Arts Collaborative of Wakefield News & Announcements

ACW March Meeting 3/20 at 7:00pm


Recent ACW events:

  • February 2024

  • ACW member exhibit at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe library for the month.  9 members exhibited.

  • ACW member art supply sale/exchange was held after the February ACW meeting.

Upcoming ACW events: 

April 2024: 

ACW Spring Show.  Theme is ‘Tell Me a Story’

  • Exhibit Committee to provide an update.

  • See below for Call to Artists, including a Call for Sketchbooks.

Visual Arts Venues & Opportunities Shared List

  • The ACW is piloting a new resource for members.....The idea is for members to update a shared list with info on events and locations for artists to exhibit and/or sell their artwork.

  • See further below for the link and a sample of the shared list.

‘Drop In and Art’ Monthly meetings –- 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of the month

  • See further below for details

Mailing List and Newsletter:  Updates from co-chairs, Andy and Emily

Website and Instagram updates/reminders

Frames Offer - 25 16X20 frames - glass and fitted mats:

  • Kendall is offering 25 16X20 frames with glass and fitted mats black and white

  • If you’d like to see them, they are currently in an exhibit in the Reading Room at the Lynnfield library and are coming down April 1.

  • If you are interested, please contact Kendall Inglese via email at

ACW Kitty:   


Starting Balance:         $700.65       

Recent Activity:           $  00.00 

Ending Balance:          $700.65       

After Meeting Discussion Forum

  • Anyone want to lead a discussion at an upcoming meeting?

Other Topics?

‘Round the Room’ – Art Events and Happenings updates

Congratulations to the ACW for celebrating its 13th year!


Call for Art:

The ACW presents “Tell Me a Story” Art Exhibit and Sale coming to the Albion Cultural Exchange

Month of April 2024

Open to ACW members and friends, and local artists

The Tell Me a Story theme is purposely open-ended allowing the artistic freedom to express unique perspectives, emotions, and experiences in a visual medium. 

New! Two Special Exhibits

  • Sketchbook Exhibit: 1 night only on opening night, 5/5:

    • Call for Sketchbooks is Open

    • For some artists, part of their creative process are their sketchbooks that tell a bit of their artistic story.

    • For this exhibit, we are asking those artists who are comfortable with others seeing and handling their sketchbooks, to have the sketchbooks on display for opening night of the exhibit. 

    • If you are interested, please register via email with Andrea Willey at

    • If you are registered for the Tell Me a Story exhibit, please bring your sketchbooks when you drop off your Tell Me a Story artwork.

    • If you are not registered for the Tell Me a Story exhibit, please arrange a time with Andrea.

  • Artists and Authors Exhibit:

    • The submission deadline is closed for this exhibit.

    • This special exhibit is a new collaboration between the ACW and The Room to Write group and consists of poems and short written pieces from local writers that are inspired by artwork from local and ACW artists.

  • For Registration/Details:

  • Refer to the ACW website for more details, including exact dates, registration information, the special exhibit submission, and artist pop up sale opportunities.


‘Drop In and Art’ Sessions at the ACE presented by the ACW

Come join ACW members and friends for some art time in the company of local artists.  The sessions are held monthly on the 2nd Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month.  Bring your own art supplies and hang out with other artists to chat, get inspired, help with a bit of creative block, or whatever!  More details are below.....

·         Adult artists are welcome to drop in for as little or as much of the session as they like.

·         Media suggestions include, but are not limited to:  drawing, stitching, knitting, sketch book/journaling, collage, dry felting, jewelry making, carving wood or linoleum, watercolor or acrylic painting. 

·         2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of the month:

o   Tuesdays:  10am – Noon

o   Wednesdays: 7pm- 9pm


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