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Arts Collaborative of Wakefield News & Announcements

ACW October Meeting 10/18 7:00 at ACE


Current ACW events

October - “Creatures and Critters” Art Show. Hosted by the ACW at the ACE Building

Committee updates

Upcoming ACW events:

December 2023, 1st weekend: Winter Artisan Sale

  • Friday, 12/1, 5-8pm

  • Saturday, 12/2, 12-5pm

  • Future Events – Below dates have been added to the ACE Building calendar for 2024

April 2024: ACW Spring Show. Theme is ‘Tell Me a Story’

October 2024: ACW Fall Show. Theme is TBD

December 2024: ACW Winter Artisan Sale on the 1st weekend of December.

  • Friday, 12/6, 5 – 8pm?

  • Saturday, 12/7, 1-6pm?

  • ‘Drop In and Art’ Monthly meetings – Kicked off in October - 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday of the month

    • See below for details

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

  • Website and Instagram updates/reminders

Update your ACW Website content – send any updates to Joy

Send photos to Andy to post on the ACW Instagram account; send to:

  • ACW Kitty:

  • Starting Balance: $463.40

  • Changes: $0.00

  • Ending Balance: $463.40

After Meeting Discussion Forum

No topics for October

  • Other Topics?

  • ‘Round the Room’ – Art Events and Happenings updates

  • Congratulations to the ACW for celebrating its 12th year!

Calls for Art:

Dec 2023 – 1st Weekend

ACW Holiday Sale event at ACE on 12/1 and 12/2

  • Friday 12/1, 5pm to 8pm Set up: 3pm

  • Saturday, 12/2, from 12pm to 5pm Set up: 10am

  • Location: Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) building at 9 Albion Street, Wakefield

  • The event is not juried and there is no registration cost or commission to the ACW

  • Participants are to bring their own tables.

  • Set up starts at 3pm on Friday and at 10am on Saturday.

  • Folks who are in both days are welcome to leave their work overnight.

  • Promotional Info will be provided to participants to share with their social media and networks

  • To register: Please send an email to with the dates you plan to participate.

‘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. This new event is 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, sketchbook/journaling, collage, dry felting, jewelry making, carving wood or linoleum (but no printing), No ‘wet’ media, please.

2nd Tuesday and Wednesday of the month:

o Tuesdays: 10am – Noon

o Wednesdays: 7pm- 9pm

ACW Calendar:


  • February: ACW member exhibit at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe library for the month.

  • April: ACW Spring Show. Theme is TBD

  • October: ACW Fall Show. Theme is TBD

  • December: ACW Winter Artisan Sale on the 1st weekend of December


  • February: ACW member exhibit at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe library for the month. 7 members are participating.

  • March 26: ACW Artisans Sale as part of the Reading Symphony Orchestra Concert – ACW Members Sale

  • June:“From the Ground Up” Art Show: Opening reception and then Thursdays & Fridays in June

  • June:ACW exhibit at the Beebe Estate in Melrose: Opening reception and then Saturdays in June

  • October:Fall Show - Theme is Creatures & Critters

  • December: Winter Artisan Sale


  • February: ACW had 8 members exhibiting at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe library for the month

  • March: Many ACW members participated in the Arts & Edibles art show at the ACE building. Members were exhibiting artists and event hosts

  • Summer/Fall: the ACW was a guest vendor once a month at the Wakefield Farmers Market on North Ave.

  • October: ACW hosted the Creatures and Critter Art Show for the month of October.

  • November: ACW had 7 members exhibiting at the Blake Gallery in the Beebe library for the month.

  • December: Stoneham Library exhibit space - a one month duration. About a dozen ACW artists exhibited

  • Annual Winter Artisan Sale: 1st weekend in December. Over 20 local ACW and other artisans participated in the annual ACW Winter Sale.


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