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.
- Sun - Mon: Closed
- Tue - Wed: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Fri: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
Sculptures in Wood:
Students of Joseph Wheelwright
March 14th - April 19th
Artist's Reception: Friday, March 14, 6:30-8:30pm
ArcWorks Community Art Center
22 Foster St, Peabody
Art Group for Kids!
March 17 - May 21
Join us for a fun and exciting sensory based art group. This is a ffun hands on group designed specially for young children!