Pop-up Holiday Art Show
- November 23, 2020
Meetinghouse Arts Pop-Up Holiday Art Show
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF) is presenting a pop-up Holiday Art Show December 11 through December 13 at 42 Main Street in Freeport. This show is part of Freeport’s annual Sparkle Weekend celebration and is open from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. No appointment is necessary and admission is free. Just in time for holiday gifting, this show features visual arts and fine crafts in all price ranges and includes work created by members of the Meetinghouse Arts gallery. For those individuals who are not comfortable shopping indoors at this time, some of the Holiday Show work is also available to be viewed and purchased on-line at Meetinghousearts.org from now through December. The site is being continually updated so check back frequently.
The pop-up Holiday Art Show’s location is just down the block from the future Meetinghouse Arts gallery and performance space at 40 Main Street. In addition to providing downtown Freeport with gallery space, Meetinghouse Arts will be home to a 200-seat performance and presentation space that will provide a venue for theatrical productions, concerts and other artistic and cultural activities. It will be available to both local organizations and touring shows and will provide a new creative focal point for the greater Freeport area, helping to strengthen its creative economy. Renovations to the First Parish Congregational Church, which will be the home for Meetinghouse Arts, have begun and are expected to be completed by the spring of 2021.
The opening of Meetinghouse Arts will achieve one of the important goals identified in ACAF’s Cultural Plan for the Greater Freeport area. Plans for the renovations have been carefully developed to provide a high-quality venue that is flexible enough in its design to accommodate a wide variety of creative needs. At the same time, Meetinghouse Arts will continue to be used by First Parish Congregational Church for its Sunday services and other needs.
ACAF is working to raise the visibility of the artistic and cultural activities that the Greater Freeport Area has to offer. It is dedicated to fostering arts and culture by enhancing artistic and cultural opportunities for all members of the community, including youth, and promoting the local arts and culture. Its goal is to build the resources necessary to meet the collective needs of Greater Freeport’s performing and visual artists and cultural groups. For more about ACAF visit FreeportArtsAndCulture.org