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1. Next [Virtual] ACC Meeting
2. CONGRATULATIONS 2022 Grant Recipients!
3. Featured Creative: Bringing Historical Women to Life
4. How would you spend $60 million?
5. Upcoming Events: Bingo & Bluegrass
*This meeting will be VIRTUAL*

Our next meeting is:
February1, 2022

United States:
+1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 128-790-901

All are welcome to attend!
We take Public Comments at ~8:20pm.


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

A heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to our 2022 grant recipients!
We can't wait to see what you create this year. 

 Read the full press release here. 
If you're interested in applying for the 2023 grant cycle:

 Read our guidelines here. 

Eat delicious pizza and support the arts in Amesbury!
From 5-9pm on Feb. 8th, a portion of every flatbread purchased will go towards local arts initiatives.

Take out or dine in!

Rita Parisi

Waterfall Productions 
Above: Summertime Tea at the Whittier Home

**Rita Parisi is one of the ACC's 2022 grant recipients. She will be bringing her Edwardian Holiday Tea performance to The Towers Community Room this December.**
Rita Parisi is an actress, singer, dancer, producer, and playwright with over 25 years of performance experience. In 2002, she founded Waterfall Productions to showcase her one-woman dramatic and musical shows, which she has performed in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. 

In addition to her solo work, Rita has performed in musical, dramatic, improvisational, and interactive theatre. Some of her theatrical credits include Mother Superior in Nunsense and Mary Warren in The Crucible. In the past, Rita also has been involved in Boston's film scene; her films have premiered at the Boston International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Rita is a proud member of the largest acting union in the country, SAG/AFTRA (formerly the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). See more of Rita's work at

Below: Victorian Courtship Tea at the Amesbury Senior Community Center (L);
Women of '76 (R)
If you would like to be an ACC Featured Creative, please email a short bio and 2-3 images of your work to
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has allocated $60 million in relief funding for arts + culture. How should the state spend this money?


Find more information here.
All February: Shop Local Bingo
Support local businesses and win prizes! 

Tues., Feb. 1: Virtual ACC Meeting
Dial in as we discuss 2022 initiatives. 

Tues., Feb. 1 | 7-8pm: Making Satinet
Learn how the local mills produced satinet, a cheaper alternative to wool, with weaver Peggy Hart. Part of the Amesbury Carriage Museum's 1st Tuesdays series.  

Thurs., Feb. 3 | 2pm: Painting with Claire
Weekly painting class at the Amesbury Senior Community Center.  

Fri., Feb. 4 | 12pm: COA Friday Film Fest
This week's screening: Nightmare Alley 

Sat., Feb. 5 | 11am-3pm: Eastman's Winterfest
Food trucks, live music, fire pits, and more on the Farm!  

Sat., Feb. 5 | 7-9pm: Borscht
Bluegrass at BareWolf Brewing.

Tues., Feb. 8 | 5-9pm: Flatbread ACC Fundraiser
Buy pizza and support the arts in Amesbury!

Now–March 31st: Art@City Hall "Hanging Together"
Free and open to all during City Hall business hours.  

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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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