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1. Amesbury Monthly Poetry Reading ft. Judith Prest
2. Cedar Street Open Studios
3. Cider Hill Seeks Makers
4. This Week's Events
5. Next ACC Meeting


The Amesbury Monthly Poetry Reading

Judith Prest

Judith Prest is a poet, creativity coach, photographer, workshop leader/teacher, and mixed media artist. She is the owner of Spirit Wind Studio, LLC. She trained as a clinical social worker many years ago (MSW, SUNY Albany, 1983). More recently, Judith studied Expressive Arts and holds certificates in Creativity Coaching and Expressive Art Therapy. She is also a trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She is the author of two poetry books: “After” and “The Geography of Loss.” 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
6:30pm – 8:30pm

The reading will be followed by a brief open mic. Please email Amesbury Poet Laureate Ellie O'Leary to request the Zoom link.
Poetry Month is Coming!

April is National Poetry Month, and Amesbury is celebrating with activities for all ages. Find the local schedule of events for poetry lovers below — and stay tuned for more!

 Poetry Month Schedule 

14 Cedar St. Studios Launches First Fridays! 
Explore the Studios, Meet the Artists 

April 1st, 2022

The creatives who make their artistic homes on Cedar St. in Amesbury are launching what promises to be an enduring tradition! The artists and artisans of 14 Cedar St. Studios invite the public into their studios on the first Friday of every month beginning April 1st.

14 Cedar St. is home to creatives who work in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, pottery, mixed media, and design. Originally built c. 1871 as a manufacturing facility for horse-drawn carriages, 14 Cedar Street was developed using sustainable remodeling practices. Thanks to Founder/Owner Barbara Lorenc, this once abandoned factory is now a showcase for energy efficiency and a hive of creativity.  

Following the success of the ACC's 2022 Open Studio Tour, Cedar St. artists believe these monthly First Friday events will be an opportunity  for the community to get to know the resident artists and their work.

Please note that if a First Friday event must be re-scheduled, a note will be posted on the 14 Cedar Street Studios Facebook page on the prior Thursday. 

Makers with at least some experience leading workshops are preferred. Cider Hill Farm will provide the location, set-up assistance, tents, tables, and anything else instructors may need onsite. Farm staff will assist in promoting the event to an audience of 40k through social media and e-blasts.

If interested, please send a description of your class/workshop to Their events department will contact you within 48 hours to gather more information.

Please be aware that any financial component of an event is the instructor’s responsibility. Cider Hill Farm does not handle any financial components of workshops.

Want to be an ACC Featured Creative? Send a short bio, 2-3 images of your work, and any other info you'd like to share to


Wed., March 23 | 6:30-8:30pm: Amesbury Monthly Poetry Reading w/ Judith Prest
The reading will be followed by a brief open mic. Email Ellie O'Leary for the Zoom link.

Thurs., March 24 | 9am-4pm: Intro to Encaustic Painting
Learn the basics of painting with wax, led by artist Amy Vander Els.

Thurs., March 24 | 2pm: Painting with Claire
Weekly painting class at the Amesbury Senior Community Center.

Thurs., March 24 | 7:30-9pm: Comedy Night @ BareWolf
Some of Boston's top comedians visit the taproom. 

Fri., March 25 | 12pm: COA Friday Film Fest
This week's feature: Drive My Car.

Sat., March 26 | 11:30am-3pm: Chalk Paint 101
Paint your furniture piece using Dixie Belle paint at Aumnii Emporium. 

Sat., March 26 | 7-9pm: Chunky Seltzers
A rock, funk, soul, jazz band ready to grab the greater Boston area by the bubbles.

Sun., March 27 | 11:30am-3pm: Chalk Paint 101
Paint your furniture piece using Dixie Belle paint at Aumnii Emporium. 

Mon., March 28 | 6-8:30pm: History on Tap
Amesbury history bingo and beer w/ Amesbury Carriage Museum and Brewery Silvaticus. 

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

Have an event to share? Email
Our next meeting is:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Amesbury Cultural Center
37 Upper Millyard | Ground Floor

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

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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