ArcWorks was developed by Northeast Arc in response to a need expressed by families and caregivers for an inclusive, more formal opportunity in the arts for the individuals and communities Northeast Arc serves.
ArcWorks was created in 2004, initially serving as a guild for artists with physical and/or intellectual challenges. Today, it has grown to include a Community Art Center and Gallery Shop where all artists, artisans and those who enjoy artistic expression are welcome.
The Art Gallery
The Art Gallery features monthly rotating exhibitions by local artists in a variety of media. Opening receptions are free to the public and provide an opportunity to mingle with fellow art lovers, nosh on local eats, and enjoy artistic demonstrations.
The Gallery Shop
The ultimate in buying local, The Gallery Shop features handmade items by artisans from your backyard to Boston. Whether you need a special gift or that unique item for yourself, you will be impressed by our inspired offerings.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday: noon to 4pm / Saturday: 9am - 5am
Try your hand or hone your skills in the disciplines of printmaking and pottery with Classes and workshops tailored to different skills and age groups. Check out our calendar for the right dates and times for you.
The Pottery Studio
Let local ceramicist Peter Flister show you the ropes in our very own pottery studio. Students have access to four wheels, two slab rollers, two kilns, and space for creating all things ceramic. Classes are held quarterly, or join Peter during gallery openings for a demonstration.
Consort with the creative crowd at our monthly events. Artists, crafters, writers, dancers, musicians, culinary wizards and culture enthusiasts unite in a friendly and informal environment to skill share, supply swap, and show-and-tell.
A memorable venue for private occasions from birthday parties to company outings, our 600 square foot gallery space provides a cheerful setting and our classes and workshops make for unique function activities.
The ArcWorks Community Art Center is a hub for the curious and creative in our community. We are here for you—regardless of your age, background, or ability—so you can access and participate in the arts, gain creative confidence, and challenge barriers through innovation.
We are having an opening reception on Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 for Rachel Rome Houpes: a Celebration of Art
Rachel Rome Houpes shared her love of art with thousands as an educator, artist and lifelong learner. Rachel was active in the Beverly arts community and throughout the city, raising sons Aaron & Jacob while embracing life each day with husband John. During more than 4 decades of creating art and teaching classes in Beverly, Rachel left her mark through hundreds of paintings and thousands of lives touched while gaining countless fans along the way.