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High Art 2024: DISTORTIONS

This was posted on September 19th, 2023

Exhibition: May 14th – 30th, 2024

For Educators:

  • Deadline for participation: Friday, December 1st, 2023
  • Install Dates: Thursday, May 9th & Friday, May 10th, 2024 
  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, May 15th from 6:30-8pm. Free and open to all.
  • Pickup Dates: Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st, 2024



Ponder the line between familiar and unfamiliar as a springboard to explore the 2024 High Art theme of DISTORTIONS. The art of distortion is described as a change to the shape, form, or size of a subject to convey an emotion, create a new meaning or profound visual impact, or even warp our sense of reality.  Contemplate exaggerated facial features, deflated balloons, melted crayons, pixelation, reflections in a broken mirror or unique surface, the sound of your voice underwater, or twisting the truth. 

Schools will define their unique response to distortions and explore how it will shape their concept and art installation. For inspiration look to artists through the ages such as Salvador Dali, Dan Hillier, Tony Matelli, Nadia Attura, Takashi Murakami, Cassandra Yap and Darian Mederos.

Download a High Art 2024 Overview

Download a High Art 2024 Response Form

What is installation art? Installation art uses any material invention to modify the way a space is experienced and can be either temporary or permanent. The genre can incorporate a broad range of materials, including but not limited to huge, three-dimensional painting/murals, sculpture, poems, and new media such as video and sound.

High Art Exhibition Main Contact:

Abby Rovaldi

Programs Coordinator

508-222-2644 x15

Creature Comforts

This was posted on August 8th, 2023

An Invitational Exhibition Inspired by Kevin Wilson’s novel Nothing to See Here

September 9th – 23rd, 2023

Creature Comforts Exhibiting Artists

  • Celeste Bocchicchio-Chaudhri
  • Janet Cooper
  • Caitlin Duennebier
  • Michael Evans
  • Karen Goodson
  • Linda Pearlman Karlsberg
  • Janet Montecalvo
  • Barbara Johansen Newman
  • Voz Perkins
  • Susan Polansky
  • Susanne Riette-Keith
  • Leslie Roth
  • Abby Rovaldi
  • Kerry St.Pierre and Pauline O’Keefe
  • Carolann Tebbetts
  • Bleu Vermeer
  • Gayle White

Since 2007, the Attleboro Arts Museum has been an active partner in the City of Attleboro’s reading initiatives.  These programs encourage participants to read the same book at the same time – and extend their connection to the chosen text through local arts and cultural activities. 

This year’s events are scheduled from September 2023 – April 2024 and center around themes from Kevin Wilson’s novel Nothing to See Here. The book explores family dynamics, acknowledges the odd and the unknown, and demonstrates how warmth, compassion and determination can help one to master unanticipated hurdles.

Wilson vividly brings to life friends, relatives and acquaintances that have come together under unique circumstances.  When we’re first introduced to the character of Timothy, a sparingly seen but none-the-less pivotal player, we enter the young boy’s well-appointed bedroom and meet a parade of his stuffed animals.  We see how Timothy interacts with these plush personalities and how he guides the style of play with Lillian, Nothing to See Here’s protagonist. Clearly, Timothy (not “Tim”) feels connected to his toy community and, later in the book, we see how its appeal extends to Bessie and Roland, two other children that are featured in the story. 

In response to Nothing to See Here’s spotlight on Timothy’s big chest of cozy friends, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents an invitational exhibition entitled Creature Comforts

The art in Creature Comforts includes 2 and 3-dimensional replicas of beloved stuffed animals and demonstrates how an exhibiting artist remembers a cozy friend.  Creature Comforts has provided an opportunity for many of the invited artists to bring their favorite stuffed companions back to life. It also includes stuffed animal forms that were yearned for or belong to someone known by the artist (a child, grandchild, friend, other).

Artists have provided “biographies” for the creatures that they have made.  The biographies reflect how these childhood buddies impacted the artist or someone in the artist’s life. 

On Saturday, September 9th a City-wide Reading Kickoff and Opening Reception will be held at the Museum from 2-4pm.  Exhibiting artists will be honored at this event and representatives from the Attleboro Public Library will share highlights from the 2023 – 2024 schedule of programs inspired by Nothing to See Here.  Reservations are not required – but are appreciated – by September 8th: 508-222-2644 x10 or  Free and open to all. 

The Museum and the exhibition are wheelchair and stroller accessible.  Please indicate if any further accommodations are required.  Masks are optional at the Attleboro Arts Museum.  

32nd Benefit Art Auction

This was posted on July 1st, 2023

Auction season is underway!

Auction Preview Exhibition 

• View auction items in-gallery from Oct. 13th-Nov. 4th, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. (Gallery closes at 3pm on Nov. 4th)  

Online Bidding from Oct. 13th-Nov. 5th. Visit

• Place bids starting Oct. 13th, 10am, EST

• Online bidding closes Nov. 5th at 6pm, EST

Live Auction at the Attleboro Arts Museum on Saturday, November 4th. Auctioneer Chris Barber (pictured above) leads the festivities.

Doors open at 5pm; buffet served until 6:45pm; live auction starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets: Members: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Non-members: $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

Purchase tickets today.

The Auction event blends the excitement of live bidding with a spotlight on original art from supportive and talented artists.  Tickets include hearty hors d’oeuvres from Russell Morin Catering & Events with wine and beer provided by City Spirits. Doors open at 5pm; buffet served until 6:45pm; live auction starts at 7pm; bar closes when live auction bidding concludes (all visitors requesting bar service must present a valid photo ID).

The Attleboro Arts Museum thanks the 2023 Benefit Art Auction Sponsors

Headline Sponsors: Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation • Castro, Thresher & Oliveira, PC • City Spirits • Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation • Russell Morin Catering & Events • The Sun Chronicle.  Partner Sponsors: Bristol County Savings Bank • Collins, Smith & O’Connor, LLP • Sensata Technologies Foundation.  Friend Sponsors: Bliss Bros. Dairy • Cryan Landscape Contractors • Engineered Materials Solutions • Providence Picture Frame • Willow Tree Farm.

Top Image: 2023 Auction donation, Autumn Beauty (detail) by Todd Kefor, oil.

Morning Noon Night

This was posted on June 23rd, 2023

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2024 National Juried Exhibition Theme

Open to all mediums, sizes & interpretations.

The Attleboro Arts Museum invites all U.S. artists to consider …

The light at high noon, or a piping hot stack of breakfast pancakes, nocturnal animals, kids waiting at the bus stop, the A.M. drive-thru line at Starbucks, trying to get comfortable on a red eye flight, filling up at the lunch buffet, a beautiful sunset on Cape Cod …   

Prospectus released: January 2024

Submission deadline: April 2024 via (Café)

Exhibition: June – July 2024

Image: Nicolle St. Cyr.

Sound Relationships – An Encore Presentation

This was posted on June 2nd, 2023

A Benefit Concert Celebrating the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Centennial

Friday, September 22nd, 2023. Doors open at 7pm.

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA

Order your tickets today! Space is limited.

The Attleboro Arts Museum presents a benefit concert to honor the organization’s 100th anniversary.  The concert is a reprise of Sound Relationships, a performance originally held in 2016, that featured the artistry of parent/adult child musician teams.  The 2023 event is called Sound Relationships – An Encore Presentation.

The concert’s essence runs parallel to the Museum’s multigenerational impact. For decades the organization has been cultivating the next generation of visual artists through vivid exhibitions, art classes and cultural programs.  Sound Relationships also demonstrates how creativity can be passed down and the beautiful process of nurturing emerging talent.  

Three acclaimed musical families will perform:

Louis Leeman and Jeri Karam Kozak

Louis Leeman is a singer, songwriter, guitarist who lives in Swansea, MA. He has been a member of the Southeastern New England music scene since the 70s and has had the opportunity to play gigs you wouldn’t believe – both good and bad. The good ones have been getting to be the opener for Tom Rush, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Darrell Scott, and others. These performances were at The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. Leeman’s most recent CD “Same Age, Time and Town” is available through HearNow and can also be heard on Spotify, YouTube, etc.

Jeri Karam Kozak is the lead singer in Deja Blue, a popular band in the Fall River/New Bedford area. She also performs original songs in a duo with her father Louis Leeman. The duo can be seen on YouTube with their performances on The Artists’ Corner and The Michael Troy Tribute at The Narrows Center for the Arts.

Mike, Trish and Kelce McLernon

Mike McLernon has been playing music since 1969 and he enjoys it more with each passing decade.  He loves to play standards from the piano titans of years past, like Billy Joel and Elton John.  He also enjoys playing the timeless music of Vince Guaraldi of Peanuts fame.  He will be joined by his wife Trish and daughter Kelce. 

K E L C E is an accomplished musician who writes R&B-inspired pop as a way to understand and connect with the world. She has two EPs and several singles that can be heard on most streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple music, itunes and her YouTube channel.

Andy and Aksel Solberg

A consummate musician, Andy Solberg performs regularly on guitar, vocals, violin, and bass. He also plays keys, drums, trumpet, and steel pedal guitar. For 25-some years, Andy has been lighting up listening rooms in the Boston-to-Cape Cod area with his guitar virtuosity. Equal master of the Telecaster, archtop, or acoustic, he’s a musician’s musician. 

Aksel Solberg is a guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for the rock, blues, funk, progressive and alternative band The Franklin Underground.


Monica and Amy Ambroziak – with Karl D’Souza

The concert date is Friday, September 22nd and doors open to the public at 7pm. There will be an exhibition on view in half of the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery and the remaining half will be open for the concert.  This multi-disciplinary event is emblematic of the Museum’s cultural programs.

Order your tickets today! Space is limited.

Great thanks to our Sound Relationships Sponsor:

Kelly Crowley Realtor, Keller Williams Elite Realty

Card to Culture

This was posted on May 19th, 2023

At the Attleboro Arts Museum we believe in Arts for Everyone!

One way to make that tagline come to life is through participation in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program that extends discounts to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders. 

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s standard gallery admission is always free to all. Additionally, Card to Culture cardholders will be given priority for full scholarships to art education programs at the Museum. These classes or workshops are offered to all ages* and levels of artists, and are held throughout the calendar year. Beginners are always encouraged to explore the arts! Complete the scholarship application below to begin the process and be sure to mention that you are a EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare cardholder in your applicant statement.

Scholarship application:

See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts. 

* Serving students that have completed kindergarten through adult.

Think Outside the Box

This was posted on August 20th, 2021

Breaking News! Phase 3 of Think Outside the Box is hitting the streets!

Phase 1 (2021)

  • Park Street and South Main Street – Artist: Kerry St. Pierre
  • Park Street and Railroad Street – Artist: Lindsay Nygaard
  • Park Street and Bank Street – Artist: Jess Tracy
  • Park Street and Union Street – Artist: Dave Laferrierre
  • Gilbert Perry Square – Artist: Abby Rovaldi
  • Veteran’s Park (Across from Gilbert Perry Square) – Artist: Tim Elliott

Phase 2 (2022)

  • North Main Street and Elizabeth Street – Artist: Andrea Warner
  • County Street and Wall Street – Artist: Sandy Coleman
  • Kevin J. Dumas Ten Mile River Walkway (Wall Street entrance) – Artist: Kim Gale
  • County Street and Olive Street – Artist: Carol Wontkowski
  • South Main Street and Maple Street – Artist: Darren Baldwin
  • Union Street and Mill Street – Artist: Lisa Granata
  • Newport Avenue/West Street and Orr Avenue – Artist: Amanda Sharples
  • Thacher Street and Rathbun Willard Drive – Artist: Tracy Korneffel

Phase 3 (2023)

  • South Attleboro Fire Station – 1476 West Street – Artist: Adrian Negenborn
  • North Main Street and Holcott Drive – Artists: GoFive & TakeOne
  • County Street and Thacher Street – Artist: Kristina Occhino
  • 252 Washington Street (Route 1) – Artist: Maya Alho
  • Washington Street (Route 1) and Angeline Street – Artist: Lee Ann Beaulieu
  • Pleasant Street and Perry Avenue – Artist: Kevin Grady
  • Balfour Riverwalk Park – Artist: Nick Guilbert


Public art enlivens and enhances cities and can turn public spaces into destinations.  Weaving visual art into an urban environment by offering public art encounters brings people together, creates pride-of-place and invites engagement. 

A collaboration between the City of Attleboro, Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Partnership, Keep Attleboro Beautiful, Attleboro Arts Museum, volunteer artists that either live and/or work in Attleboro, and generous individuals has been activated to transform the surface of Attleboro’s sidewalk utility boxes into gallery-worthy works of art.   

The Fungus Among Us by Abby Rovaldi appears on a utility box in Attleboro’s Gilbert Perry Square.  This photo is a rendering of the completed Phase 1 box.

Each box is marked with a QR code. When viewers scan the code with a smartphone camera they’ll find a statement about the artwork pictured on a given box, background on each artist and an online survey to capture their feedback on the program.

Organizers hope to expand the program throughout the city and turn other basic, functional structures into contemporary, eye-catching street markers.

SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! Let us know your thoughts on Think Outside the Box. Complete this brief survey:

Sponsorship opportunites for additional boxes are available.  Email to learn more. 

The follow list represents all those that have either funded, produced, or supported Think Outside the Box: Attleboro Arts Museum, Lisa and Darren Baldwin, City of Attleboro Department of Public Works, City of Attleboro Veteran’s Department, City of Attleboro Parks & Forestry Department, Cool Air Creations, Inc., Consigli, Rick Correia, Laurie Drucker, George Durante, Catherine Feerick, Mim Brooks Fawcett, Former Mayor Paul Heroux, Mayor Cathleen DeSimone, Brian Hodess, Kathy Ilkowitz, Kaylyn Lockyer, Keep Attleboro Beautiful, Attleboro Cultural Council, Mass Cultural Council, Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Partnership – Attleboro, MA.

Plan Your Museum Visit

This was posted on April 15th, 2020

Masks are optional at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Health & safety guidelines are continually audited and are subject to change. If there are any changes they will be reflected on this site.


For the good of all Museum visitors, art students, art teachers and staff members, we ask that all individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms refrain from entering the Attleboro Arts Museum. Individuals with any of the following ailments should not be entering the Attleboro Arts Museum:

  • Fever or chills
  • A dry cough and shortness of breath
  • Feeling very tired
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • A loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Feel free to contact the Museum with any questions: 508-222-2644 x10.

Thank you for your support and partnership,

Mim Brooks Fawcett

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Enormity – NEA Big Read: Attleboro

This was posted on August 1st, 2019



An exhibition inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea


Exhibtion: September 14th – 21st, 2019

Enormity Opening Reception and NEA Big Read Kick-off Event:

Sat., Sept. 14th, 2019; 2pm – 4pm

Free and open to all

A reservation is requested, but not required.

Call the Attleboro Arts Museum at 508-222-2644 x10 or email to reserve your space.


“Devoted Daughter” by Madi Cook-Comey, Wheaton College Class of 2019. Found object, embroidery thread, acrylic and watercolor.


Since 2007 the Attleboro Arts Museum has been an active partner in the NEA Big Read: Attleboro.  In this National Endowment for the Arts program, participants are encouraged to read the same book at the same time – and extend their connection to the chosen text through local arts and culture activities. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 

This year, in collaboration with sculpture students from Wheaton’s College Department of Visual Art and History of Art, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents Enormity – an exhibition of original 3D forms inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s bestseller In the Heart of the Sea.

Enormity explores perilousness and overwhelmingly difficult circumstances. Emerging sculptors interpret the actions of a vengeful whale, the profound struggles between moral code vs. survival and how – despite being surrounded by the seemingly endless angry seas – one fights to carry on. 


Wheaton College Exhibiting Artists

  • Madi Cook-Comey
  • Josephine Coppinger
  • Nathan Domingos
  • Lilly Etlinger
  • Bláithín Haddad
  • Martín Hanley
  • Sophia Hatzikos
  • Sasha Kasem-Beg
  • Kelley Montoya

Kelly Goff, Wheaton College Associate Professor of Art; Co-Chair, Department of Visual Art and the History of Art



“Unfinished” by Nathan Domingos, Wheaton College Class of 2020. Metal, wood.



An exhibition opening reception and NEA Big Read: Attleboro Kickoff event will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2-4pm at the Attleboro Arts Museum. All exhibiting artists will be recognized during the reception.  Sea songs of the period by musician David Coffin (pictured) will be featured, sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation. Coffin, whose ancestors were Nantucket whalermen, has an extensive collection of songs from the Maritime tradition.  Sea-chanteys, ballads and the songs of the sailors comprise his main repertoire. In addition to performing at book readings with Nathaniel Philbrick when In the Heart of the Sea was first published, he arranged and performed the music for the NBC documentary on the story of the Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex. Reservations are appreciated – but not required: 508-222-2644 x10 or



NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


“Either … feed our bodies and our hopes a little longer …” by Lilly Etlinger, Wheaton College Class of 2021. Hardtack – Baked flour and water, repurposed wood pallets.



Tempera: Nature and Narrative

This was posted on February 28th, 2019



Exhibition: April 6th – May 4th, 2019


On Saturday, April 6th:

  • 2pm – 3pm: Egg tempera demonstration by exhibiting artist Eileen Kennedy
  • 3pm – 4:30pm: Opening reception

Free and open to all.

Reservations are but not required, but are appreciated: 508-222-2644 x10 or


“Dona Nobis Pacem” by Eileen Kennedy, egg tempera.


Exhibiting artists:

  • Michael Bergt
  • Jon Gernon
  • Miranda Gray
  • Eileen Kennedy
  • Jennifer Knaus
  • Carol A. O’Neill
  • Banjie Nicholas
  • Diane Savino



“Imagination” by Michael Bergt, egg tempera.


Egg tempera is a mystical medium as it has roots in the early Renaissance.  During this time period, such artists as Giotto, Piero della Francesca and Fra Angelico were paying homage to the deity and angels.  The medium sanctified nature and all that it touched in its pictorial plane. Naturalism played an important role on the depiction of sacred themes. 

The act of creating these magnificent jewel-like paintings was accomplished through simple media: the yolk of an egg, ground powdered pigments and water.  Mixed together and applied with tiny brushstrokes, which layered color upon color, an artist could achieve translucency and opaqueness.  The weaving of brushstroke and tempered paint created exquisite iconic artworks.   The nature of the tempera medium is open for experimentation as well as continuum with ancient practices in our modern day.

The eight artists in this exhibit have conceived new stories which are documented through the medium of tempera.  Michael Bergt’s work features the human figure, integrating classical myths, sensuality, and the human condition.  Jon Gernon draws inspiration from the Renaissance, drawing on symbolism and combining it with magic realism.  Both Carol A. O’Neill and Banjie Nicholas are drawn to nature, weaving birds and leaves into their picture planes.  Jennifer Knaus marries female iconography with quirky elements of nature; she is interested in tapping into the subconscious.  Eileen Kennedy’s painted narratives come from dreams and memories to create stylized figures caught up in shallow spaces.  Lastly, Diane Savino weaves nature with human nature, creating commentaries about journeys, desires and sanctity.

This exhibition offers fresh approaches to a medium that the Italian writer, Cennini Cennino, wrote about in his treatise in the 1400s. The participating artists feel a kinship with the ancient medium, drawing inspiration from early masters and continuing their artistic lineage.



Top image: “Girl with Zinnia” (detail) by Jennifer Knaus, egg tempera.



Flower Show 2019

This was posted on January 26th, 2019

Enchanted Forest: Magical Gardens Spring to Life

Daily Schedule of Events

All activities are free with admission – except for the Flower Show Benefit Preview event on March 20th.

All attractions are subject to change.  


Admission each day is $3.00, Children 9 years and under are free.


Scott Bradshaw’s “The Stag.” This sugar art piece, along with others, will be on display during the Flower Show Benefit Preview. It is made from fondant modeling chocolate and gumpaste.

Wednesday, March 20

Flower Show Benefit Preview: 6:00 – 8:00pm

“Into the Woods”

  • See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public
  • View extraordinary pieces of sugar art made of chocolate, fondant, gumpaste or pulled and blown sugar.  Artists shape these products into flowers and other designs, from the botanically correct to complete fantasy. 
  • $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members
  • Featuring live music from pianist Mark Taber. Sponsored by the Ray Conniff Foundation.

To order Benefit Preview tickets call 508-222-2644 x10.  Space is limited for this special event. Includes wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  A current photo ID is required for bar service. 



Thursday, March 21       

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Joanne & Pret Stevenson

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10-10:30am:  Storytime with Krystal Brown of the Attleboro Public Library – Ottmar Gallery
  • 10:30-11am:  Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #1 – Clay Room
  • 11:15-11:45am:  Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #2 – Clay Room (An encore presentation)
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café



Friday, March 22             

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Max & Marion Volterra

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10:15am-11:00am:  Michelle Jorgensen of Mass Audubon Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs introduces a live turtle, millipede, cockroach and bio facts for youngsters – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:15am-11:45am:  Music & Movement: Project Connect Family Center – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2:30-3:30pm: FIRST TIME @ THE FLOWER SHOW! Enchanted Animals: Live Petting Zoo. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro.



Saturday, March 23                         

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10-11:30am: Mark Taber on piano. Sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11-11:45am:  Art Workshop with Abby Rovaldi #1 (open to 3 yrs and older w/ adult): “A Walk in the Woods.” Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room 
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 12-12:45pm:  Art Workshop with Abby Rovaldi #2 (open to 3 yrs and older w/ adult): “A Walk in the Woods.” Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room 
  • 1:30-2:30pm:  Rainforest Reptiles Live Animal Program. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2:45-3:30pm:  Big Ryan’s Storytelling & Puppets  – Clay Room




Sunday, March 25                                                    

Flower Show Hours: 12 – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer

  • 12-3pm: Pastries, lunch & refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café  
  • 12:30-2pm: Live folk music performances from Buck & Winnie, Sinner’s Pie, and Andy Solberg. Sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation – Breadcrumbs Café
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Free Soil Testing offered by URI Master Gardeners. Bring a sample of soil – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2:15-3:15pm:  Animal Adventures Live Animal Show. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro – Ottmar Gallery
  • 3:45pm: CLOSING CEREMONIES: raffles and awards announced – Ottmar Gallery



Indicates Extremely Kid-friendly! 

While all components of the Flower Show are designed to delight all ages, there are some attractions that are geared for children/families. Be sure to take it all in, but don’t miss out on these special events that the kids will love!

 To schedule a visit with your school group call 508-222-2644 x15 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.orgReservations are highly recommended.



Floral and landscape displays from:

Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA (2018 exhibition pictured right); Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist, Inc., Pawtucket, RI


Ongoing Highlights

  • Floral and landscape displays from: Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA; Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist, Inc., Pawtucket, RI – Ottmar Gallery
  • Art exhibition of floral, landscape, wildlife subjects and other expressions of the natural world – Ottmar Gallery
  • The Breadcrumbs Café offers continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided by Morin’s Diner of Attleboro, MA. – Lower level
  • Joining the Museum’s Flower Show for the first time this year, and having just participated in the Hartford, Philadelphia and Boston Flower & Garden Shows, Jordan’s Jungle of Pawtucket, RI will offer a live plant sale – Lower Level
  • NEW! Flowers in Fashion: Magic Wand Floral Designs – Bewitching or glamorous, whimsical or brimming with hocus pocus – floral designers have created magic wands using live and dried materials – Lower Level
  • NEW! J. Cornelia DeVeau of A Faery Knoll Works presents hand-made faery portals (doors), ornaments & faery dust jars created from wood, polymer clay and mixed media. Artist Laura White Carpenter’s assemblages of hand-built porcelain ceramic pieces onto driftwood or reclaimed wooden building materials – Lower Level, Breadcrumbs Café Gallery and Boutique
  • Live art from a talented team of professionals: Ben Macomber, Lyn Slade, Donna MacLure, Susan Potter, Mary Wojciechowski, Margo Lemieux, Cassidy Fisher, Lisa Granata– Ottmar Gallery
  • Kids’ Crafts: Museum art projects sponsored by the Attleboro Garden Club – Ottmar Gallery
  • An expanded Museum Gift Shop filled with eye-catching and irresistible accessories, jewelry, home goods, garden-inspired décor and more – Ottmar Gallery
  • An extraordinary fairy house handcrafted by Master Gardener Kathi Gariepy (pictured right). Birch logs, Norway Spruce cones, Red Oak bark and snail shells are a few of the distinct items that were used in construction – Ottmar Gallery
  • URI Master Gardeners information kiosk with free soil testing on Sunday, March 24th from 12:30 – 3:30pm – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Land Trust informational kiosk – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Farmers Market informational kiosk– Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Garden Club provides club news and information – Ottmar Gallery
  • Breadcrumbs Café original floral centerpieces from Lynn Moore & Jessie Murphy
  • Flower Show Sponsor Wall 2019: Artists Belinda Gabryl, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St.Pierre, Mim Fawcett, Sally Cobb, Jane Mott and Sarah Mott have designed and created a variety of original items that will allow you to take a part of the Flower Show home. All Flower Show sponsors will get one of these handmade pieces as thanks for their donation. The names of all donors will be displayed throughout the Flower Show. Sponsorships range in price from $5 – $100. Artist Christina Beecher’s painted mural will serve as the backdrop for all of the sponsor items – Ottmar Gallery 
  • Remarkable Raffles – all proceeds benefit Museum programs and exhibitions. Tickets: $1 each; 7 for $5 and 20 for $10 – Ottmar Gallery


The Breadcrumbs Café

Open daily: 9:30am-3pm; Sunday: 12-3pm

  • Serving continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day
  • Located on the lower level of the Museum (elevator service is available)
  • Morin’s Diner of Attleboro is the exclusive supplier for the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs Café – offering varied and delicious selections.



Before placing your order please inform your server if you have any food allergies.


Thursday, March 21, 2019


  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00


  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00


  • Chipotle Turkey Wrap w/ American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, & chipotle sauce $9.00
  • Chicken Salad Club Wrap w/ chicken salad, chopped bacon, diced tomato, & lettuce $9.00
  • Mediterranean Veggie Wrap w/ red pepper hummus, mixed greens, assorted fresh veggies, & feta cheese $9.00
  • Chicken Caesar Salad w/ romaine, croutons, & Parmesan cheese $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00     


  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda


Friday, March 22, 2019


  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00


  • New England Clam Chowder $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00 


  • Tuna Salad Wrap w/ cheddar cheese, lettuce, & tomato $9.00
  • Ranch Chicken Wrap w/ bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, & ranch dressing $9.00
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap w/ garlic tahini, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red & green peppers, & mixed greens $9.00
  • Cobb Salad w/ turkey, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, hard-boiled egg, tomato, & cucumbers $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      


  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda


Saturday, March 23, 2019


  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00
  • RI Red Clam Chowder $3.00
  • Mac & Cheese $3.00


  • Chicken Caesar Wrap w/ romaine, Caesar dressing, & Parmesan cheese $9.00
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap w/ cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, & blue cheese dressing $9.00
  • Tabouli Veggie Wrap w/ mixed greens, tomato, red pepper, cucumber, Parmesan cheese, & tabouli spread $9.00
  • Chicken Harvest Salad w/ baby spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, & sliced apples $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      


  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

  • Seafood Chowder $3.00                   
  • Mac & Cheese $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00     


  • Turkey BLT Wrap w/ lettuce tomato, bacon, & mayonnaise $9.00
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap w/ garlic tahini, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red & green peppers, & mixed greens $9.00
  • Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad w/ fresh mozzarella & vine-ripe tomato $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      


  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Strawberry Shortcake $5.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda



2019 Attleboro Arts Museum Flower Show Committee

  • Chairs: Sarah Mott & Joanne Stevenson
  • Committee Members: Amy Rhilinger, Sherry Scholl, Marion Volterra
  • Staff: Miguel Carriero, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St. Pierre


Event sponsors of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2019 Flower Show

Attleboro Garden Club, Attleboro Rotary Club, Mansfield Bank, Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer, The Ray Conniff Foundation, Sherry Scholl, Joanne & Pret Stevenson, and Marion & Max Volterra.





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