Open Gallery, A Spring Art Show For Everyone

Open Gallery
March 17, 18 & 24th

Opening reception
Friday March 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Open Gallery, "A Spring Art Show for Everyone" will be having an opening night reception this Friday, St. Patrick's Day March 17th from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange in Downtown Wakefield. Come to Downtown Wakefield and enjoy our art show experience and celebrate St. Patrick's Day at one of our many great local restaurants. 

"The energy on Albion Street lately has been electric" according to Tracy Shea of the Albion Cultural Exchange Committee, "people are having so much fun" she continued.

Open Gallery, a Spring Art Show for everyone has attracted an eclectic mix of local artists and includes an 8 foot turtle underwater seascape, classic local photo scenes, fabulous fabric art, fluid painting, pottery and more. Many of the artists will be onsite to answer questions. Local favorites Joyce Wood and Lennie Malvone from our recent New England Near & Far show will also be back with some new items and onsite to greet visitors. It will be a great time to view art, ask questions and mingle with friends.

For those interested in a Saturday morning experience, Open Gallery will have a special session with SIFU & State Representative Donald Wong who will teach the posture, breathing techniques and energy of Qi Gong. "It has been a few years since we last held one of these sessions and we are excited to bring it back." according to Christopher J. Carino, Chairperson of the Albion Cultural Exchange Committee. The session will be Saturday March 18th, the ACE gallery will open at 10am with the Qi Gong session beginning around 10:30am. The gallery will remain open until 1pm.

There will be a $25 Gift Card giveaway to our friends and neighbors Harrington's Pub at the end of the opening weekend events.

Open Gallery will host a second Friday gallery viewing night from 5:30 - 7:30pm on Friday March 24th. Week two will feature a 15 minute Healthy Eating & Lifestyle talk by local SuperFood Cafe owner Justina Langone of the Remedy Exchange in Wakefield. Justina will speak about healthy lifestyle choices and answer questions beginning at approximately 6:15pm

    The Albion Cultural Exchange is located in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street. The building was originally constructed as a Post Office in 1910 and also used for many years as administrative offices for the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD). For the past 7 years, the building has been known as the Albion Cultural Exchange and the facility supports Art, Culture and Community by integrating the Creative Economy into the community for the benefit of all. For more information please email

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    Albion Cultural Exchange
    9 Albion Street
    Wakefield, MA 01880