Board of Directors 2017-2018:

Everett Erwin, Jr. , President

Pat Brinson, Vice President

Kelly Durkee-Erwin, Interim Treasurer

Patti Strom, Interim Asst. Treasurer

Directors-At-Large:

    Sue Avakian

    Brenda Carlson

    Elaine Dion

    Michael Dion, Jr.

    Michael Dion, Sr

    Gilda Diorio

    Mary Kopsiaftis

 Chrissie Himes - Clerk

About

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.

Waltham Arts

Council

2017 Remaining Board Meetings

September 13 - Public Meeting Room Ground Floor, Government Center

October 11 - Auditorium

ANNUAL MEETING 6-7p

Board Meeting 7-8p

1st Floor, Government Center

November 8 - Auditorium
1st Floor, Government Center

December 12 - No Board Meeting 

Holiday Singalong at City Hall

FREE Admission!  Bring your kids for a picture with Santa!