Art to Inspire & Heal

The Pentucket Arts Foundation hopes everyone has been staying strong and healthy during these challenging months. In times that are so uncertain and scary, it can be difficult to keep our heads up and to keep moving forward. Though we may feel alone, it's important to remember that we are all going through this together.


We believe in the transformative power of art to heal, nurture, and to bring people together, in both times of crisis as well as peace. Art is a medium through which we discover our similarities as well as celebrate our differences with the people around us and the world in which we live.

To this end, we'll be posting weekly "discoveries" this summer, in the hopes of inspiring our creative community and highlighting the beautiful and creative ways that people are creating art around the world.

If there's an arts project that you'd like us to share with our community, please e-mail us at

Ripple in still water, where there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow...

How do you measure the effect you have on others? Many times, if nothing is said, then the impact we each have on the world seems to go unnoticed...but just because it may be unspoken, it doesn't mean that it's not felt.


Think back on the people in your life who inspired you -- perhaps it's someone who helped you discover the joy of reading; maybe it's someone who instilled in you the importance of helping others in times of need; perhaps it's someone who started a tradition that you now share with your children or grandchildren?


For week 4 of our Art to Inspire & Heal project, check out this beautiful cover of the Grateful Dead's Ripple -- featuring musicians from around the world, coming together across cultural lines to celebrate and share their love of music with the rest of the world.

The Grateful Dead's last live performance of Ripple was on September 3, 1988 -- and yet, more than 25 years after their songs last filled the air, they're still bringing people together.

May the impact you make on the world around you also be long-lasting and far-reaching!

Join us in supporting the Arts!

Voices of West Newbury

A heartwarming public art film starring long time residents reflecting on local traditions and lore. This 30 minute documentary debuted at our "Past is Prologue" exhibit during the summer of 2019.


This past summer, the Pentucket Arts Foundation earned one of a coveted handful of creative partnership grants from the Essex County Community Foundation. ECCF in partnership with the Barr Foundation is funding 11 projects from Lynn to Newburyport as part of the Creative County Initiative (CCI) -- a groundbreaking collaboration designed to elevate the region’s arts and culture sector and support creative expression and the local creative economy.


Click here for more information on how we used this creative opportunity!


For more information about the Creative County Initiative, visit  and , a new online arts calendar and resource hub for
Essex County's creative sector.

Our mission is to promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts in the Tri-Town Pentucket Region by providing quality visual art, music, dance, and theatre experiences. We believe in the power of the arts to transform lives and are dedicated to using this power to help make our Community a more vibrant and creative place to live, work, and learn.


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Pentucket Arts Foundation

P.O. Box 254

West Newbury, MA


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