Artist Appreciation Concert

This event has been cancelled due to continued restrictions on large gatherings.


We are sorry to report that this event has been cancelled for 2020, due to continued restrictions on large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to bringing the arts back to Wood Park next year!

If you submitted a nomination for the Artist Appreciation Award, we will hang onto it for 2021.




This event is sponsored in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Artist Appreciation Award Recipients

The Artist Appreciation Award recognizes those who have dedicated themselves to the cultural enrichment of our community. These individuals and organizations are nominated by members of the community and chosen by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance Board of Directors.

Our appreciation of these recipients comes with a sincere thank you to those serving the River’s Edge Arts Alliance mission “to enrich lives and create community through the arts.” There are many who dedicate countless uncompensated hours of time and energy to uphold the intelligence, creativity, talent, beauty and cultural enrichment of our community. We think they deserve to be honored for their complete dedication to the arts.

2012       Jan Patterson
2013       Paul Johnson
2014       Jason Caron
2015       Harvest Cafe (Karen Freker & Pippa Jollie)
2016       Lynne Johnson
2017       Kathleen McKenzie
2018       Assabet Valley Camera Club

2019      Jeannette McLellan

River's Edge Arts Alliance: Artist Appreciation Award