ArtsFalmouth

ArtsFalmouth is an umbrella organization created to celebrate, sponsor and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth. The mission of ArtsFalmouth is to celebrate and promote local arts and culture. Its purpose is to raise awareness and increase the public’s exposure to the arts in the Falmouth area; provide a forum for ideas for the arts and cultural community; stimulate cooperative planning and programming among its members; and represent the interests of the cultural community to the town and its citizens.

ArtsFalmouth intends to improve the community using arts as a vehicle and to foster a Creativel Economy that will strengthen both the arts and the business community. ArtsFalmouth was launched by an Adams Grant from the Mass Cultural Council in 2005. Originally named CONNECT, a consortium of The Cape Cod Theatre Project, the Cape Cod Conservatory, Falmouth Academy and Historic Highfield, the grant was matched two to one by private donors. Its purpose was to stimulate economic activity by encouraging the arts. Members include all the major arts organizations in town, which now work together to coordinate events and cross promote.

ArtsFalmouth runs a Calendar of events in the Enterprise every Friday, runs a twice daily billboard of cultural events on FCTV, and emails a monthly newsletter to the 885 people in its database with opportunities for artists and details on activities for the next 30 days. Emails to highlight special events are often sent to the general list or to a more targeted audience. Networking events are held three times a year for artists to meet each other, coordinate events and find ways to cross promote. These are currently held at The Art Center, Highfield Hall and Museums on the Green/Falmouth Historical Society.

The three major public activities of ArtsFalmouth are the Woods Hole Traditional Music Stroll (April 27, 2019), the Arts Alive Festival (June 21-23, 2019) and JazzTober (October 21)l. Events are purposely held during the shoulder seasons to promote tourism and stretch that important economic engine beyond the summer months. All events showcase the work of area artists--be they musicians, glass blowers, actors, potters, or otherwise members of the area's richly creative community.

2019 Annual Meeting: Thursday, March 14, 2019

ArtsFalmouth hosts regular gatherings of people involved in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, March 14, from 5 to 7 PM, at the Falmouth Art Center, 137 Gifford Street. The meeting is open to the public, including ArtsFalmouth members, prospective members, and everyone who loves the arts.

The meeting will include the formal Annual Meeting for 2019, a review of ArtsFalmouth activities in 2018, and a preview of events scheduled for 2019. There will be presentations by the ArtsFalmouth board of directors, networking, and plenty of time to meet and mingle with other artists, performers, and arts lovers.

Local artist Michael Petrizzo will speak about award-winning career as a fine arts photographer, portrait artist, and fine art print artist. And Dawna Hammers, a local singer/songwriter, recording artist, and music teacher will perform. She sings ballads, bossa novas, and blues, as well as folk, soft rock, world beat, and children's songs. She is known for her moving Joni Mitchell tribute concerts.

All three of the Falmouth Art Center galleries will be open for viewing and refreshments will be served. For more information email info@artsfalmouth.org.