Peabody Cultural Collaborative Open House

Peabody Cultural Collaborative Open House -- on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m., you are invited to our reception and information session, featuring food from a variety of Peabody restaurants.

CHECK out the Peabody Cultural Collaborative
CONSORT with the creative crowd
CHEW on culinary creations
CONFER on community commerce
CHOOSE to join us in creating change

On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m., you are cordially invited to our reception and information session, featuring food from a variety of Peabody restaraunts.

The mayor of the city of Peabody, Ted Bettencourt, will be speaking along with Karen Sawyer from the city of Peabody office of Community Development, Martha Holden, Director of the Peabody Institute Library, Deanne Healey, Executive Director of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, Jerry McCarthy, Executive Director of Northeast Arc, and Merritt Kirkpatrick, Director of ArcWorks Community Art Center.

BE OPEN... To Participating
The Peabody Cultural Collaborative unites arts and cultural organizations in greater Peabody to better promote and celebrate the region’s myriad cultural offerings. Through the cross-promotion of inclusive activities and events, the PCC partners strive to educate and engage all citizens (including children and adults with disabilities) in the cultural, heritage and economic development of the area. Formed in 2010 and incorporated in 2012, the PCC is comprised of numerous cultural and arts organizations in the city.

BE OPEN... To Possibility 
The PCC got its start with an Adams Art Planning Grant, furnished by the the Massachusetts Cultural Council to promote economic and community development through the arts, sciences and humanities. From the start, the PCC has striven to understand the community’s cultural needs, be more than a bricks-and-mortar anchor for the cultural district, act a virtual hub for the city’s cultural offerings, and have an open ear for your input. We do this by reaching out and asking your opinion. You can do it too, by imagining the possibilities and joining us in realizing them.

BE OPEN... To Creative Pursuits
The ArcWorks Community Art Center is an anchor of Peabody’s cultural district and a partner with the PCC. The Art Center is here for everyone—regardless of your age, background, or ability—to access and participate in the arts, gain creative confidence, and challenge barriers through inspired innovation. It features: a Gallery showcasing monthly exhibitions by local artists in a variety of media; a Gallery Shop featuring handmade items; a slate of printmaking, painting and pottery classes (taught in our very own pottery studio); monthly events including public opening receptions, Stitch Club, and Potluck; and private event venues.

BE OPEN... To Public Art
The Peabody Cultural Collaborative is seeking conceptual ideas from individual artists/art teams, not-for-profit arts organizations, and for-profit creative entrepreneurs/start-up enterprises with missions related to the arts and the creative industries, to occupy and utilize empty retail space in imaginative and innovative ways. The program espouses collaboration between artists, property owners, the Peabody Cultural Collaborative, the city of Peabody, and ArcWorks Community Art Center.

With efforts to designate a downtown cultural district part of its agenda, the PCC recognizes the mosaic of cultural and ethnic neighborhoods that make Peabody diverse and appealing. Celebrating the plethora of cultural histories through the collaborative tradition of mural-making will create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. These murals will do more than honor values, they will add value by uniting and healing people, igniting change, provoking conversation, enlivening the atmosphere, and driving development.

Hope you can come!

Hosted at ArcWorks Community Art Center

22 Foster Street, Peabody, MA

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