Peabody Cultural Collaborative
22 Foster Street
Peabody, MA 01960
This project made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Adams Arts Planning Grant Program
WHO WE ARE:
The Peabody Cultural Collaborative unites arts and cultural organizations in greater Peabody, MA 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 Peabody Cultural Collaborative is comprised of numerous cultural and arts organizations in the city.
"Promoting arts and culture and promoting our downtown are keys to revitalizing our community..."
-- Peabody former Mayor Michael Bonfanti
Click on the image above to follow the Mural Project at 22 Foster Street
We are pleased to announce the members of our Board of Directors:
President: Karen Sawyer, Director, Office of Community Development & Planning, City of Peabody
Vice President: Deanne Healey, President & CEO, Peabody Chamber of Commerce
Clerk: Gerard L. McCarthy, Executive Director, Northeast Arc
Treasurer: Martha Holden, Director, Peabody Institute Library
Directors: Jacky Ankeles, WNBP Radio; Camille Bartlett, Peabody Access Telecommunications; Essa Penglase, Gordon Realty; Jessika Rodriguez, Eastern Bank and Jonathan B. Schwartz, Rousselot and Thomas P. Walsh, Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home
Starting the Conversation…
The Peabody Cultural Collaborative held an open house at the ArcWorks Community Art Center on October 25th. Guests were asked what they would like to see in Downtown Peabody. Here are the results! Coffee was the most common theme! Let’s continue the conversation on Facebook!
Bed & Breakfast
Hotel/ Bed & Breakfast
Artist Live/Work Space
Artist Gallery w/ Lofts Above
Business/Studio Workspace- low rent, shared insurance and office/property mgt.
6 month to 1 year renewable certifications for occupants
Shops/ Boutiques with at least one late day (? Thursdays)
A theatre w/live music, movies, plays, videos etc.
An “Arts” Movie Theatre down town
More cultural community locations such as a theater
ART!! (and coffee), MUSIC, (and coffee)
Funky Independent Café
Independent Coffee Shop
What about Community Art Center hosting one of the library’s story hours to bring more families in?
“The Uncommon Lunch”
Museum honoring Peabody’s ethnic heritage
Out door community park area (Editor’s Note: In progress on Walnut Street)
A Christmas/ Holiday Tour of historical houses
Editor’s note: please see below
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 1-4 pm
Annual Holiday Open House
Nathaniel Felton Jr. House, 43 Felton Street, Peabody
Free to the public
Bring the family and enjoy the beauty and charm of the historic Nathaniel Felton Junior House decorated for the holidays by the Peabody Garden Club. Activities include spinning wheel demonstrations, house tours, caroling, and face painting. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided.
Music Venues, (Bar, Club, etc.)
Live music venue
The ability to have a working artist studio business place in a rented apartment
Public Transit within Peabody
Public transit directly to/from Boston, not just to Salem Depot
Safer, pedestrian accessible walking area (Editor’s Note: Main Street Project in Progress)