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1. Grant Applications & Call for Art
2. Featured Creative: Nate Bibaud
3. Survey: Holidays in Amesbury
4. Upcoming Events: Last-minute shopping!
5. Next ACC Meeting 
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is currently accepting applications for their 2022 grant cycle — the final round of the year! MCC Artist Fellowships are $15,000 and Finalist awards are $5,000. Fellowships will support selected Massachusetts-based creators making work in the following categories:
  • Drawing & Printmaking
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
  • Painting
Deadline: January 24, 2022

Read the full application details, eligibility requirements, and more here:
We are still accepting submissions for our next Art@City Hall show! Artists are welcome to interpret the theme "Hanging Together" however they wish. You do not need to be an Amesbury resident to submit!
  • All accepted artists will be notified by January 9th
  • Accepted artists must be available to bring their pieces to City Hall on January 13th and 14th.  
Submission details, guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:
Nate Bibaud
I was born in 1984 and I'm from Amesbury, Massachusetts. I grew up skateboarding and playing goalie in hockey. After studying architecture in college, I moved to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, where I worked doing print and graphic design.
SAMURAI | colored pencil
GERRY CHEEVERS, Boston Bruins | oil on panel
SKATEBOARDER on MARKET ST. | oil painting 

At the end of 2010 I was in a serious car accident, leaving me paralyzed from the neck down with only limited use of my arms. I spent 3 or 4 weeks in the ICU at MGH in Boston, then another 4 months at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Today, I have no function in my hands and I use a wheelchair.

About a month after the accident I began drawing with the aid of a recreational therapist (shout out to Ashley). With her supporting the weight of my arm, and by using a splint on my hand to hold the pen, I was able to do some squiggly drawings. After moving home and gaining strength in my shoulders from never-ending therapy and exercise, I was able to draw without the help of someone holding my arm for me. Eventually I began experimenting with watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting.

I’ve survived breaking my neck, multiple organ infections, a massive blood clot, and cancer. Now I work full time creating and selling my work — which is great, because at one point I had no idea what to do with my life. And I can’t be killed. So I got that goin' for me.
See more of Nate's work at
Follow him on Instagram @natebibaud.

What do you like about the winter holiday season in Amesbury?

Thurs., Dec. 23: Vendor December @ Brewery Silvaticus
Featuring Tayla David Macramé & Off My Pots Pottery

Sat., Dec. 25: Christmas Day! 
All city offices will be closed Dec. 23–Dec. 25th.

Now—January 13: Art@ City Hall, "Inner Thoughts"
Free and open to all during City Hall business hours.

Have an event to share? Email
Our next meeting is:
January 4, 2022

Amesbury Cultural Center
37 Millyard, Bottom Floor

All are welcome to attend!

Interested in joining the ACC?
We are always looking for new members!


Mission: The Amesbury Cultural Council is a City-appointed council governed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We are staffed by volunteers appointed by the Mayor. Working with the community, we help foster and facilitate cultural activities and the arts in Amesbury and surrounding communities.

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Amesbury Cultural Council
Amesbury City Hall
62 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 01913

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