In the spring of 1975, Dr. Frederick J. Stokley, Superintendent of the Waltham Public Schools, invited over one hundred people to attend a series of meetings with the purpose of forming an Arts Council in Waltham.  Subsequently, an acting Board of Directors was formed and began working on the tasks of writing By-Laws, becoming incorporated as a non-profit organization with tax exempt status, planning for an Arts Festival, presenting art programs, publicizing art events in the community and seeking funds.

In October, an afternoon tea was held at the Robert Treat Paine House attended by over three hundred people to publically announce the formation of the Waltham Arts Council.

The first major fundraising activity was a concert in April by Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops held in the auditorium of the Waltham High School. The next major activity funded by the Council was an Arts Festival held on May 30, 1976 where over one thousand volunteers presented a variety of programs to over five thousand children and adults.

Now, the Waltham Arts Council continues to present a Free Summer Concert series, as well as programs such as Art classes and supporting various artistic endeavors within the community.

Board of Directors 2022-2023:

Jessica Lucci, President

Everett Erwin, Jr., Vice President

Patti Strom, Treasurer


   Brenda Carlson

   Elaine Dion   

   Kelly Durkee-Erwin   

   Lisa Gurgone

   Mary Kopsiaftis

   Shawn Laswell

   Sandi Leone

   Steve Lydon

   S. Oliva

   Sandra Walsh

Carey Carlson, Clerk

2023 Board Meetings

**Meetings are open to the public  7 - 8PM.  Held at Government Center: Public Meeting Room unless otherwise posted**

                     January 11             February 8
                    March 8                  April 12
                    May 10                    
June 14

                    July/August - No Meeting

                   September 13         October 11 *

                                                                 * Annual Members Meeting

                                         and Election of Officers starts at 6:30PM *

                    November 8       December - No Meeting