New England Near & Far Friday Nights at ACE in February

New England Near & Far, an art show featuring works from local Wakefield artists Carin Macnamara, Joyce Wood & Lennie Malvone will be at the Albion Cultural Exchange in Downtown Wakefield during the first three Fridays of February 2023 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Carin Macnamara will display her wildlife photography across the two large western facing walls of the gallery. Joyce Wood will feature her award winning watercolor scenes and photos from around New England in the interior. And Lennie Malvone will round out the showing with his amazing collection of New England landscapes, seascapes and more. The gallery will be filled with a robust selection of New England Near & Far by these great local creators; many pieces will be for sale as well.(post show pickup)

"These artists are all amazing, very popular online and just a blast to hang out with in person." according to Tracy Shea from the Albion Cultural Exchange Committee and a co-producer of the show.

Admission is free of charge with an opening night reception featuring a meet and greet with the artists on Friday February 3rd from 5:30pm - 7:30 pm.

All attendees on Opening Night will be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to a Downtown Wakefield institution, Harrington's Pub.

The show will continue on Friday February 10th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm with a $50 gift certificate from our friend and neighbor Charlie’s on Main up for grabs and the final night of the show will be Friday February 17th with a $25 gift certificate from another friend and neighbor Public Kitchen.

Additionally, we would like to thank The Saving Bank, Laurie Hunt, REALTOR, North Star Realtors and the Wakefield Co-operative Bank for their continued support.

For those who prefer to avoid crowds or want a masked experience, we can provide a "private tour experience" with a few days' notice.

Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Friends of Albion Cultural Exchange, a new nonprofit being established to provide additional funding for the operations of the Albion Cultural Exchange. For more more information, to make a donation, to arrange for a private tour experience or if you have any other questions, please email

    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