Arts Collaborative of Wakefield

News & Announcements.

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.

The ACW monthly meeting is on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 7:00pm. We meet at the Albion Cultural Exchange on 9 Albion Street, Wakefield, MA.

The 2nd annual ACW Demo Night featuring local ACW artists demonstrating various visual arts techniques is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.


  • Robert Bardett: Vintage  Tool Art

  • Cheryl Frank:  Watercolor pencils on Fabric

  • Barbara Goddeau - TBD

  • Elizabeth Kreymer:  Acrylic painting

  • Andrea Willey – TBD

  • Ann Marie Gallivan:  TBD

The Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department is partnering with the Albion Cultural Exchange to host First Thursday Downtown on June 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This event is the last art exhibit for the 2017-2018 school year and will feature work from juniors, sophomores and freshman art students at WHS. 

The projects for this upcoming show have been created in the past  weeks since Visual Arts Night on April 24. Included in the exhibit will be linoleum prints, paper maché masks, portraits, graphic design work and ceramics.

First Thursday is a perfect 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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ACW meets the 3rd Wednesday

of every month at 7:00pm at the

Albion Cultural Exchange. Come to the meeting to see what it's all about. 

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