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

June 1st

To kick off this project, we'll start with the Wara Art Festival, held each fall in northern Japan. Check out the video to see the incredible sculptures that Musashino Art University students created with rice straw!

June 8th

As part of our weekly Art to Inspire & Heal project, check out this piece published by NPR last Friday, titled, "2 Uncles And A 'Doorway To Imagination' Spread Love On Social Media."

"Love has a way of dispelling fear. The work of love is more than just the people that we know, but even the people that we don't know — that we all deserve love. We all deserve respect."

June 15th

What's a Travel Photographer to do when cooped up indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic?  For week 3 of our Art to Inspire & Heal project, you should definitely check out the work of artist Erin Sullivan (@erinoutdoors), who demonstrates how far one can travel without leaving the house. Using imagination and creativity as her roadmaps, Erin transforms everyday objects into incredible landscapes that take her audience on stunning journeys.

To view Erin's work on her Instagram, follow this link.

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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