In April 2015, over 120 artists and organizations gathered at the Arts and Culture Summit organized by Mayor Rivera's office and the Arts and Culture Transition Committee (ACTC). The goal was to come together as a community to appreciate each other, and find ways to collaborate to make each artist and organization more successful to the benefit of the citizens of Lawrence, MA. This website is just one outcome we hope will increase awareness of the rich artist resources that reside within the city of Lawrence.
Arts Lawrence Monthly Meeting Minutes
Our mission is to to strengthen and enhance the city’s arts and culture initiatives for the benefit of the Lawrence community. We are building a community of artists and art appreciators who believe in the transformative power of the arts - won't you join us?
Tuesday September 20, 2016
To strengthen and enhance the city’s arts and culture initiatives
for the benefit of the Lawrence community.
Our website: http://www.artslawrence.org
The meeting took place in the Robert Frost room of the Lawrence Public Library. Present was Richard Gorham (co-chair), Renee Hopkins (co-chair), Celeste Cruz, Linda Siegenthaler, Sue Fink, Ana Carmago, Joanne Jolly-Kay, David Kay, John Budzyna, Jessica Valentin, Fernanda Lopez, Deb Gurry
We set the end time for this meeting at 7pm. Future meetings will take place on October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21 on the 3rd floor of the Lawrence Public Library.
We discussed the proposed boundaries for the map of the cultural district. We agreed on the Merrimack River, Spicket River, and Lawrence Rail Trail.
We added to the list of organizations within the proposed boundaries and designated contact people to reach out to those organizations and invite them to the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 7:00pm
The MILL Maker Space- Renee
Essex Arts Center- John B. YES
Tower Hill Productions-Renee
Groundwork Lawrence- Renee
Island Street Studios-Renee
Lawrence History Center-Rich YES
Heritage State Park-Rich YES
Lawrence Public Library-Jess YES
Bell Tower Café-Renee YES
Acting Out! Theater Company-John B.
Elevated Thought Foundation-Jess
Bread & Roses Heritage Committee-Renee
Lawrence Arts House- Renee YES
Robert Frost Foundation-Rich YES
Café Azteca/El Taller-Rich YES
Canal Street Antiques-Renee
Feast of Three Saints-Jess
99 Customs –Renee via MaryAnn
LCW- Renee YES
Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen – Jessica YES
Everett Mills - YES
My Little Peru- Ana C.
Semana Hispana- Ana C.
Feria de Libro- Ana C.
Fr. Urbina- Ana
Common Sage- Rich YES
St. Anthony’s Church
Lawrence Senior Center
Movimiento ProCultura- John B.
Movement City- Renee
YDO- John B.
Guatemalan Cultural Committee
Colombian Cultural Committee- Deb G.
Portuguese American Club
St. Patrick’s Day Parade- Sue
The Claddagh- Sue
YMCA: Music Clubhouse
Juan Pascual- Ana C.
Bell Tower Management- Deb
Crescent Moon Healing- Fernanda
Liz Perdomo Singing- Jess
North Canal Coalition – John B.