December Newsletter 2016
Empowering the Arts ~ Enriching the Community
Notes from the President

Well, Clark Haddad renovations passed by 1 vote! Thanks for voting! Many of us were confused about how to vote when we entered the meeting. While we still did not learn everything we wanted to know about the future management of the facility, we feel positive about the town's appreciation of the need for affordable community space.  Let’s see what comes next. 

How can it be December this Thursday?   Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family and friends.

 We’re busy with last minute details for Sat night “Come Feast & Be Merrie – dress rehearsals, baking shortbread, mulling cider, making costumes and centerpieces, gathering candles. So festive! Please invite your neighbors & come join us for a real community meal with entertainment and carol singing by all.  We chose the night after the tree lighting for this event so we would keep the spirit going all weekend!  We have 20 luminaries, 15 singer/actors, 4 youth squires, 3 band members, 2 crew, and no partridge and no pear tree.  (The pears are in the centerpieces, and you’ll be singing “12 Days of Christmas” as our finale!). 

Thanks in advance to all our performing artists, to the Visual Artists for all the décor, and to you volunteer Serving Wenches and decorators!   Come support what people have worked on so hard!

 Buy your tickets on line and bring your meal (leftover turkey, perhaps?)!  Doors open at 6; show at 6:30. We’ll be done by 8 – not a late night—just a very good one.

Upcoming Events
A Child's Christmas in Wales with Dylan Thomas
Holly Days Home Tour December 11th
Noon to 4:00 pm
Showcases Sandwich Arts Alliance Members
 The Holly Days Home Tour will include 6 of our Visual Artists displaying their work and acting as Visual Arts Ambassadors at the old "Doll Museum" on Main Street.  Click here  for more information and to buy  tickets. 

Meet the Artists

Participating Sandwich Arts Alliance Members: Jamielyn Mosca, Artist; Donna Fitzmaurice, Fabric Artist; Kathryn Kleekamp, Artist; June Kershaw, Jeweler; Hannah Hilliard-Bouvier, Artist; Patricia Mosca, Artist. 

Casual Christmas Camaraderie & Coffee with the Sandwich Arts Alliance

Come and be Merry!
Coffee, Tea and a chance to chat with your fellow artist's. 
Thursday, December 15th 10AM, Rm. #2,
Sandwich Public Library

An RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes. Please contact us at

What's New
on Sandwich Community Television
The most recent episode of Sketches is just a click away.  Learn about the upcoming holiday event, Come Feast and Be Merrie, and meet some of the artists and volunteers that help make the Sandwich Arts Alliance come alive!  Click here to watch the newest segment.
Alliance Members Around Town
At Fisherman’s View 
Now through the
beginning  of March
Carolyn LeComte
Maureen Burbic
Candice Ronesi
Tony Donovan
Diana Payne
Katharine Berry
Gail Scannell
Ann DesRoche
Bett McCarthy
Fran Elliott
Michael Helfen
Sue Fellows
Marie St. Hilaire
Ginny Morris
Janet Noonan
Annette McAdams
Cris Reverdy
Peggy Richard
Lourana Thomas
Don Fleet
Jeffry Burr
Alan Budney

At Pilot House
Now through the
end  of December
Bett McCarthy
Michael Helfen
Chris Ranney
Andreas Kuehn
Joan Crowley
Chris Warrington
Muriel Ostrander
Jeffry Burr

Click here our to see where
Alan Budney, Photographer
Katherine Berry, Artist
Maureen Burbic, Artist 
Sandwich Arts Alliance Members helping to bring in the new year with First Night Sandwich 2017 

Thank you Todd Herrmann, Joanne Westerhouse, Rob Vinciguerra, and Michael Magyar who are on the First Night Sandwich Steering Committee. And, Hannah Bouvier who has been working with local kid's gluing decorations onto starfish for the grand parade.  And to all our Alliance members who will be performing at venues throughout the village on December 31st. For more information and to buy buttons 
The Starfish Trail Sponsorships are SOLD OUT!  
    The Sandwich Arts Alliance is pleased to announce an exciting new project that pairs local businesses with Alliance artists
to bring the 'Starfish Trail'
to Sandwich in 2017! 
Twenty 3 ft x 3 ft fiberglass Starfish are being sponsored by local Sandwich businesses and individuals. Each will be decorated by SAA artists; each one unique! These one-of-a-kind works of art will be displayed all summer in front of the sponsoring business and auctioned off at a star-studded event at the end of the summer! Stay tuned for details on the Great Reveal Event happening in the spring. 
Sandwich Arts Alliance
Art & Soul Gala  
The Ridge Club 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
A very special and "artful" event is being planned.  
We would love to have you join our committee.  Please  click here  to volunteer .
And be sure to mark your calendar for an extraordinary evening!
Become a Member!  or
Renew your Membership!
Sandwich Arts Alliance  PO Box 1332, Sandwich, MA 02563