The members of the Lakeville Arts Council would like to wish all of our friends a Happy and Healthy 2015!
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few programs coming up in 2015. Check out the 6 Cultural Programs on
the Cultural Presentation Page and the dates for the Festival and "Made In Lakeville" on the Events Page! Plus read below for all the rules to participate in Chair-ish Your Library!!
Website last updated August 7, 2017
This site attempts to share with you our ongoing mission to encourage and support the arts as a vital part of our community. The LAC strives to support all forms of art and culture within our community so everyone can experience its many diverse forms. The LAC accomplishes our mission through various FREE to the public programs. i.e.: the Cultural Presentation Series which occurs at the Lakeville Public Library, “Made In Lakeville” a Holiday Craft and Gift Sale, Open Studio held periodically in late spring, and our major annual event celebrating its thirteenth year, the Lakeville Arts & Music Festival to held on September 30. Visit the FESTIVAL PAGE for photos of the 2016 celebration! Be sure to check each page of this website to learn when and where each event will take place.
VISIT the Great Ponds Gallery at the
Lakeville Public Library
The Lakeville Arts Council, as part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for our community and its residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our town. (To check out more information about the MCC visit www.mass-culture.org.)
Welcome to the website for the
Lakeville Arts Council (LAC)
BIG NEWS: The Lakeville Arts Council, sponsor of the annual Lakeville Arts & Music Festival, created a logo contest asking the art students at Apponequet High School through the visual art teacher, Maura Erwin, to participate in our contest to design a logo to represent our annual event.
For 2017 the Lakeville Arts & Music
Festival now has a new logo thanks to
Carley Byers! Second place went to
Samantha Fouquette. Third place
went to Kayla Darling. If you know
any of these young ladies be sure to
congratulate them on three great
Be sure to join us on September 30
at this year’s Lakeville Arts & Music Festival to meet and congratulate Carley, purchase a T-shirt with her logo on it and enjoy all the arts, and entertainment at our 13th Festival!
L to R: K. Darling, G. Fish, S. Fouquette,
J. Corrieri-Upham, C. Byers
Since it's opening in 2007, the Great Ponds Gallery inside the Lakeville Public Library has exhibited paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics and other creative endeavors of local and regional artists. Be sure to stop in between August 2 and September 27, to view the breathtaking art as the Great Ponds Gallery sponsors Art in Lakeville - 10 Years of Creativity, an exhibit highlighting the work of some very talented artists who have previously displayed in the gallery.
The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on August 10, 6-7:30PM in the Great Ponds Gallery. Refreshments and music will make this a perfect experience to commemorate the gallery's first 10 years. Art will be for sale with a portion going to the gallery, which is non-profit and not supported by tax dollars.
The Lakeville Public Library is open from noon to 8 pm on Mondays; 10 am to 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 am to 6 pm on Wednesdays; and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and Fridays. For additional information please contact the library director at 508.947.9028.
2017 Arts & Music Festival
Rain or shine, come to an annual day of community as well as culture, crafts for sale, food, musical entertainment & artistic talents for everyone who attends.
There will be a variety of artisans selling their beautiful handmade items such as photography, unique dream catchers, hand woven baskets, honey products,
decoys, a variety of jewelry, different
styles of stoneware pottery, handcrafted wreaths,
totes, and natural body care products, to mention just a few.
You will hear the sounds of the many musicians scheduled around the grounds to include The Shananagans are just one group who's music encompasses a number of different musical styles including Irish and American folk, bluegrass, country, and old time rock and roll. Balloon twister artist Ciel Riveras will dazzle with her creations inside the library.
Be sure to check out an all-day presentation about WWI by the South Coast Historical Associates, Mary Poppins will float in for the day, just to mention a few other pieces of history and entertainment. Check out the FESTIVAL Page often for photos of scheduled activities!