Public Invited to Celebrate “One Sweet Evening” at ArcWorks Community Art Center
Peabody, MA - The ArcWorks Community Art Center is pleased to host “One Sweet Evening” on February 7th, an early Valentine’s celebration featuring special treats, champagne, the jazz stylings of The Gardner Street Band, and a showing of a new line of Shine Jewelry. Both the ArcWorks Community Art Center and Shine Jewelry are programs of the Northeast Arc.
“One Sweet Evening” is a free event and the public is welcome. From 5:30PM until 7:30PM on Thursday, February 7th, local confectioners like Harbor Sweets of Salem, Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies of Salem and Cakes for Occasions of Danvers will share their treats while guests sip champagne and enjoy some jazz. The evening will a showing of Northeast Arc’s Shine Jewelry and an introduction to the Gallery Shop at the Art Center.
“We’ve got new designs that we’re excited about unveiling,” said Tim Brown of Northeast Arc, the Division Director who oversees a number of programs at the agency, including Shine. “Each piece is individually designed and handcrafted by the people we support, using quality materials like freshwater pearl, semi-precious stones and pewter. Our artists are proud to share their work and this is a perfect opportunity to relax and spoil yourself a little, or get a jump on Valentine’s Day shopping.”
Shine jewelry is available for sale in the Gallery Shop at the ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster Street, Peabody. The Shop features an array of items including paintings, prints, cards, textiles, knitted and crocheted items, pottery and even items for pets, made by artisans from all over Eastern Massachusetts and all walks of life. Normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon until 6PM, and Saturday, 10AM until 6PM, however the shop will remain open late for the “One Sweet Evening” event.
For more information, call the ArcWorks Community Art Center at 978-531-7146.
About Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc was founded in 1954 by parents of children with disabilities, who rejected the assumption that their children should be institutionalized. Now serving over 7,000 people annually in more than 150 cities and towns, Northeast Arc is dedicated to helping people with disabilities become full participants in the community, choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. The agency does this through a variety of programs, including Residential, Day, Family Support and Autism Services, Early Intervention, and Personal Care Assistance. For more information, visit www.ne-arc.org or follow them on Facebook.
Shine Jewelry is a part of Northeast Arc’s Heritage Industries, which provides vocational training and opportunities for adults with disabilities. The ArcWorks Community Art Center offers an integrated community arts experience to all people who enjoy artistic expression; participation in workshops and exhibits at the center is open to everyone regardless of age, background or ability.