Welcome to the Albion Cultural Exchange

"Promoting Art, Culture & Commerce in Wakefield."

Buy Tickets to our Paul D'Angelo Comedy Show Fundraiser on Thursday May 4th 2017

Early Bird Special 5 tickets for $100 or $25 per ticket until March 31, 2017

Comedy Show - Paul D'Angelo First Thursday May 4th 2017

Art Blooms on Albion! First Thursday April 6th 2017

Create Artisan Studio is thrilled to announce that The Albion Cultural Exchange, 1st Thursday events will host our first annual Art Blooms on Albion, an art show celebrating flowers, the garden, and all things that bloom on Thursday, April 6th from 5-8pm and Saturday, April 8th 10-1pm.  

The show intends to exhibit the spirit and beauty of the plant kingdom and all that spring encompasses and will feature over 20 local artists and artisans including, Nicole Perez, painting; Leslie Scott-Lysan, painting; Rosalie Sadowski, painting; Jessica Andersen, painting; Connie Festo Lafond, painting & collage; Joy Schilling, block print; AnnMarie Gallivan, mixed media; Michelle Sarafian, painting; Tasha Schlake Festel, painting; Elizabeth Wiltshire, collage; Carol Trout, painting; Stephanie Mirabello, photography; Tisha Mark, painting; Kira Armstrong, photography; Christine Woods, photography; Beverly Hinkley, textile art; Louise Musto-Choate, jewelry; Kathy Frey, felting art;  Regina Martine, photography; Eskedal Expressions Photography; Paul Melanson, jewelry; Therese Kay, photography and Merle Gordon, photography.

The show will also feature flower arrangements from The Sweetbay Shop and home decor accessories from Fringe on Main Street; spring time fashion looks from Rada Boutique & Consignment, J'Adore and Florence's Fashions; small bites from Zuzu's Cafe and Early Harvest Diner; info on the spring market with Laurie Hunt, Realtor, North Star Realtors; and visit the Tulip Festival with Holiday Travel.

Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Events


April 6, 2017

First Thursday 

"Art Blooms on Albion" 

6pm to 8pm


April 19, 2017

Arts Collaborative of Wakefield - monthly meeting


April 20, 2017

Play 15 -  "A Music Learning Experience"


April 21, 2017

"Write After Dinner" Series

Live Music Followed by Discussion with 

Lisa Bastoni

Showtime 7pm


April 29, 2017

Blossoms at the Beebe

(Event Held at Beebe Library)


May 4, 2017

First Thursday  

"Paul D'Angelo Comedy Show"

Showtime 7pm


May 17, 2017

Arts Collaborative of Wakefield - monthly meeting


May 18, 2017

AP Art Show - 6pm to 8pm



June 1, 2017

First Thursday 

WHS JV Art Show - 6pm to 8pm


Other events around Wakefield



Write After Dinner with Lisa Bastoni - Friday April 21, 2017

Write After Dinner Series: 
Writing Music for The Wishing Hour with Singer/Songwriter Lisa Bastoni
Friday, April 21st at 7:00pm in The Albion Cultural Exchange

Wakefield—Join us Friday, April 21st at 7:00pm in The Albion Cultural Exchange located at 9 Albion Street, Wakefield, MA to learn about writing original music and the process of assembling an album. Singer/songwriter Lisa Bastoni will play a few songs from her newly released album

The Wishing Hour and will take us all along on the journey a song travels from its origin, in a singer’s soul, on through to its anticipated destination—our ears.  The Wishing Hour, which was produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter/ producer Felix McTeigue, features performances by Josh Kantor, The Mastersons, Kelly Hogan, Naomi Sommers, Ellie Buckland and more. The UK Maverick declares, "Ten cracking tracks...the songs are Americana of the highest order, think along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin, with high quality musos to match."  

You do not want to miss this up-close and personal look at the musician behind the music. Coffee and tea will be available along with something for your sweet tooth. This is a free event sponsored by The Room to Write and The Albion Cultural Exchange, however, donations of any amount will be collected along with 10% of The Wishing Hour CD purchases to benefit Wakefield Music Boosters who support the performing arts in Wakefield and the future singer/songwriters among us.

For more information contact Colleen Getty at colleen@theroomtowrite.com or visit www.theroomtowrite.com.