Discussion and Grant-Writing Workshop, September 18

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:08

Winchester's Cultural Blossoming: Money Available—Seeking Ideas

The future looks bright for the arts and culture in Winchester. But what will that future hold? Come learn how to be part of it—get a grant next year to support your own project—and share your ideas for how we could make Winchester a more culturally vibrant community.

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Apply Now for a Grant! Deadline is Oct. 15

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 01:03

The Winchester Cultural Council invites applications from organizations, schools and individuals of all ages for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Those activities can include performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies, historical preservation, or other artistic projects and activities in Winchester.

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Big week for the arts! Artist receptions, seminar

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:59
The final week of Art in August artist receptions on Thursday, August 22 features four "meet the artist" receptions from 6 to 8 pm and a "Community Creators" session with three artists at the Jenks Center from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Come to learn more about the artists, ask questions about their work, and see more of what they have to offer!

Artist receptions! Meet Dan Brenton, Pat Denn, Jan Powell, and Wendy Jo New

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:45
Three "meet the artist" receptions take place on Thursday, August 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bespoke of Winchester, 25 Thompson St., The Hive of Winchester, 553 Main St., and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, 39 Church St. These receptions, part of of Art in August 2019, are where you can learn more about the artists, ask questions about their work, and see more of what they have to offer.

Meet artists Denise Konicek, Betty Stone, Martina Werner, and Kiyomi Yatsuhashi

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:26
The first two "meet the artist" receptions of Art in August 2019 take place on Thursday, August 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Waterfield Sotheby’s International Realty, 48 Mt. Vernon Street, and Sweet Surprize, 23 Thompson Street. These receptions are where you can learn more about the artists, ask questions about their work, and see more of what they have to offer.

Strawberry Pops 2019

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 05/15/2019 - 23:51

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Winchester High School

An annual celebration open to all! Come for strawberry shortcake, served at 6:00 p.m., followed at 6:30 p.m. by a concert sponsored by the Winchester High School Department of Music and the Winchester Friends of Music. Event admission is just $5.

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Winchester's Master Plan: Act Now!

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:40

The Town of Winchester is writing a Master Plan that will guide development and community life for the next 10 years and beyond. The plan will have a big effect on our lives, and represents an exciting opportunity to both solve today's persistent problems and create a more beautiful town for tomorrow. Planning allows us to get the most out of what we do, and identify new things to do that can improve our lives as a community.

The previous Master Plan was written more than 65 years ago, and the lack of guidance for all that time has caused some problems.

Art in Bloom 2019

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 18:10

Come to the 8th annual ART IN BLOOM at the Next Door Theater, 50 Cross Street in Winchester. Art in Bloom is a floral "fun-raising" event that features more than 30 local artists & community designers. It opens with a Gala Grand Reception on Thursday April 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm, featuring music, champagne, and dessert (tickets ​$25, available at BOOKENDS and at the door).

Hours for the public exhibition of art and floral arrangements (suggested donation $10) are

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