Welcome to the website for the
Lakeville Arts Council (LAC)
This site attempts to share with you our ongoing mission to encourage and support the arts as a vital part of our community. The Arts allow us to become who we can be. Imagine the world without music, dance, literature or art. The Lakeville Arts Council strives to support all forms of art within our community so everyone can experience the arts in it's many diverse forms.
Website last updated December 10, 2013
Visit the Lakeville Public Library for the Current Exhibit!
On December 14th
Wrap A Gift “Made in Lakeville” & MORE!!
A holiday craft and gift sale sponsored by the Lakeville Arts Council "Made In Lakeville" will take place Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 10am to 3pm at both the Lakeville Senior Center at 1 Dear Crossing and Lakeville Public Library at 4 Precinct St. A variety of Lakeville made arts and crafts will be on display and for sale at both locations. There will be a variety of warm refreshments offered by the Lakeville Art Council for sale at the COA location.
Carlin Tripp an American songwriter who entertained at the 2013 Lakeville Arts & Music Festival will perform his unique songs and several holiday favorites at the COA between noon and 2 pm.
Participating Lakeville artisans inside the COA: Susan Johnson’s dichroic jewelry; Janice Lyon’s handbags, totes and woven items; Diane Faria’s holiday greens, arrangements & country furniture; Robin Fielding’s needle felted wool figures & photography; Dave Kraemer’s handmade stoneware pottery; Patrick Fitzgerald’s hand tooled leather items; Richard & Carol Tripp’s yarn & weavings; Beth McNamara’s pet products & treats; Laura Bailey's PMS bars & more.
Participating Lakeville artisans inside the Lakeville Library: Pamela Perrotta’s photography; Corinne and Michelle Darling’s handmade quilted goods; Kevin Thorley’s wooden toys and wooden items; and Nora Thorley’s infant and toddler clothing and accessories. The Lakeville Historical Commission will also be in the Library with historical items for sale and the Lakeville Garden Club will sell herbal items, decorative greens, and more.
Two of Lakeville’s authors Jean Douillette and Tom Cirignano will join the activities discuss and have for sale their newly published books inside the Library between 10am and 2pm.
When you make a stop at the Lakeville Library to check out the artisans inside the Great Ponds Gallery which will be open between 10am and 3pm you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Library’s annual Open House. Thanks to the Friends of the Library you will listen to musical entertainment by Lakeville’s Gerry Gottschalk will play the keyboard performing standard favorites, show tunes along with holiday favorites between 11am and 1pm. There will be hot mulled cider, homemade cookies, and mini breads for sale as well as a Chinese Auction of knit items by the Lakeville Library’s “Hooks & Needles”. Plus there will be a gingerbread activity scheduled for children in the Children’s Room.
On your way to or from the two “Made In Lakeville” be sure to visit the historic Lakeville United Church of Christ at 3 Precinct Street to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the decorated sanctuary with prerecorded music between 9:30am and 3 pm and some homemade gifts for sale.
Somethin’s Brewin’ Book Café doesn’t want to be left out of all the festivities. Ms. Carboni, the Queen Bean tells us that Santa’s helpers will be in the Café all day to welcome visitors and to spread holiday cheer! Be sure to stop by for a hot brew and a break between all the Lakeville celebrations of the day.
For the months of December and January, the Great Ponds Gallery at the Lakeville Public Library, 4 Precinct Street, Lakeville will feature photography by Rochester resident, Beate Dalbec. Born and raised in Germany, Ms. Dalbec is a self taught nature and travel photographer who credits photographer Art Wolfe for taking her “art” to a new level.
The free exhibit is open to the public December 3 through January 27. The library is open from noon-8PM Mondays; 10am to 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10am-6pm Wednesdays; and 10am-2pm Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and Fridays and will be closed Dec 24, 25, 31 and January 1 for the holidays. For information contact the library director at 508.947.9028.