:Call to artists: The Haverhill Cultural Council is putting out a call to artists for non-traditional and 3 dimensional art work to be displayed at its “Freak Out” fundraiser on January 26th at the Chit Chat Lounge in downtown Haverhill. Anything goes! They are seeking 3 dimensional works including sculptures and wall art. No framed work or traditional two dimensional work, including paintings and photographs, will be accepted. Size of art may affect eligibility as well as the venue is not large. There is no entrance fee and the work will be juried by established artists and members of the Haverhill Cultural Council. Artists are limited to 3 entries. This is a one-day event so artists need to arrange to pick up work same evening as event. Pieces can be sold at this event with a portion of the sale going to the Haverhill Cultural Council. “Off the Wall” will be running in conjunction with the “Freak Out” fundraiser. The “Freak Out” will be featuring music by local musicians on the first floor of the Chit Chat and the art exhibit on the second level. Interested artists are invited to submit photos of their work along with an artist’s statement to the Haverhill Cultural Council digitally. Deadline for submission is December 31st and final decision will made by January 7th. The address to send your application is:Haverhill Cultural Council, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill, MA 01830.
:Clothing drive: The New Moon Coffeehouse is participating in the UMass Boston’s Golden Key society’s “Share the Warmth” clothing drive. During each winter concert (November to February) the New Moon will collect winter outerwear, including coats, hats, mittens, sweaters and boots. The items are then donated to various nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area that serve the homeless and those in need. Last year, the New Moon participated in the program along with more than a dozen other area coffeehouses. Together, the venues collected over 2,400 pounds of clothing that was shared with five nonprofit organizations. Help keep those in need warm this winter. Grab your unwanted coats and jackets, bring them to the concert and we’ll make sure they keep someone warm this winter.