Arts Wayland Activities

Arts Wayland has been an active member of the local community arts scene. Here are some of the highlights of past and ongoing activities.

Introduction to Zentangle Workshop

Zentangle Workshop with Ruth Johndrow

Zentangle is an easy way of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. It is a proven method to promote mindfulness and fosters self-esteem, focus, relaxation, creativity, and stress relief. People of all ages and skill levels can create Zentangle art and have fun in the process!

This class introduced students to the Zentangle method of creating art using repetitive patterns. Students who thought they could not draw a stick figure enjoyed learning Zentangle and creating stunning original art. No previous art experience was required.

Instructor: Ruth Johndrow, website:, Ruth is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).

Holiday Small Works Art Show and Sale

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Show Dates: December 2 to December 30, 2017. 
Open house and sale December 3 from 2:30pm to 5pm. 

Arts Wayland’s first Small Works Exhibit and Sale, in the Raytheon Room and Foyer of the Wayland Library, displayed a wide variety of works -- over 80 small gems by 23 local artists.  This beautiful show, which was up during the month of December, had an opening reception on December 3, 2017—a day with multiple events celebrating the season, including open houses by the Wayland Historical Society at Grout-Heard House and Wayland Depot, and a family performance at the Library. 


Hidden in Plain Sight

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Exhibit Overview: This show featured within the Wayland Library’s annual Wayland Reads program. As the 2017 program highlighted book selections that concerned the Gardner Museum heist and other art-based crimes, Arts Wayland “framed” its show title within this greater programmatic theme.

The Wayland Library has designated display areas throughout its main level in which the work was displayed.

The show ran March 17th through March 23rd, 2017, with a public reception after-hours on Friday, March 17th from 7-9pm.

Interpretation: Artists were invited to interpret the show theme in a manner of their choosing.


TCC Art Exhibit

Arts Waylands collaboration with TCC has resulted in another annual exhibit of wide ranging art styles from artists all over New England. TCC - Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland has generously provided the beautiful exhibit space and the support by staff and church members. A special thank you goes to Adam Kurihara, TCC music director, for so much hands-on help in making this exhibit happen. And, outgoing AW president Nasser K did a tremendous job pulling it together. We look forward to another exhibit in 2017.

2016 TCC Show poster

2016 TCC Show poster

Community Art Fair

Wayland enjoyed an art fair that brought together all elements of our community. Artists, business people, town officials, police and fire members, non-profits,seniors and families enjoyed a beautiful day of activities, food, and art. Kudos to the leadership of Nasser K for making this happen for the community of Wayland. We look forward to future opportunities for community fairs in Wayland.


Wayland Community art fair - 2015

Wayland Community art fair - 2015

Wayland Public Library Exhibits

Arts Wayland has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the Wayland Public Library. The administrators and staff have supported many exhibits in the Raytheon room.

Thank you to the Wayland library for dozens of exhibit opportunities for local area artists in this amazing historic building. We look forward to a new and improved exhibit space in years to come.

Wayland Free Public Library 5 Concord Rd, Wayland, MA 01778

Art Rotation Program and Community Supporters

Arts Wayland partnered with businesses to display local artists work in their locations. We are grateful to the business community for their support of the arts and for hosting Arts Wayland events and activities.


Courtney Lavigne  - Courtney Lavigne Dentistry, 109 Andrew Ave,  Suite 202, Wayland   508-358-2122

Dave Larson - Joint Ventures Physical Therapy and Fitness 109 Andrew Ave #102, Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: (617) 536-1161

Janie Belive - Traditions of Wayland, 10 Greenway, Wayland MA 01778   508-358-070

David D'Orlando, Baldwin Insurance Agency (508) 358-5383

Jeff Johnson and community, Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Rd, Wayland, MA 01778 (508) 358-7110

Adam Kurihara and the Trinitarian Congregational Church,53 Cochituate Rd, Wayland, MA 01778 (508) 358-7717

MaryAnn DiNapoli and the Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road  Wayland MA  01778

Carriage House at Lee's Farm 134 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778  (508) 358-2800

Wayland Business Association,

Wayland Free Public Library 5 Concord Rd, Wayland, MA 01778


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