TO DO: Fall Happenings with Sandwich Arts Alliance

Performers at Sandwich Arts Alliance's PorchFest in 2022, courtesy image
Performers at Sandwich Arts Alliance's PorchFest in 2022, courtesy image

A variety of visual, performing, and literary programs and events on tap throughout the season – Sandwich Arts Alliance (SAA), an artist-driven nonprofit organization supporting the region’s arts and artists, presents a fall season featuring visual, performing, and literary arts events and programs, serving the Cape Cod community, at its new location at Sandwich Historic Town Hall, 130 Main Street, Sandwich, and other community venues.  SAA is home to a beautiful art gallery, gift shop, and bookstore,  featuring the works of local and regional artists in gallery openings, exhibits and special events. Visitors are welcome to attend the openings or view the works on display during business hours.  For more information, visit

Images from PorchFest 2022, courtesy photos

~ Fall Events and Programs ~

Sandwich Arts Alliance’s PorchFest 2023

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 to 4 pm

Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 to 4 pm

on public and private porches throughout Sandwich Village

Sandwich Arts Alliance presents PorchFest 2023, featuring live unplugged music by SAA musicians performing 20 sets on 10 public and private porches throughout Sandwich. Come and enjoy free entertainment for the whole family during the 8th consecutive year of PorchFest, a community-wide celebration of local musical talent. Maps are available at SAA, Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, and online at:, or on any porch the day of the event.

UkeFest 2023

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2 to 3:30 pm

First Church, 136 Main Street, Sandwich

$10 for adults, $5 for children

It’s a pre-Hallowe’en party for the whole family! Sandwich Arts Alliance serves up some great talent from many local bands and acts under the direction of Mr. UkeFest himself, Steve Gregory of SCORE Music.  This  fun-filled afternoon welcomes attendees to bring the kids; and yes, dancing in the aisles is encouraged!

Visual Arts:

Sandwich Arts Alliance’s Visual Arts group is comprised of creative people of all ages, interests, and abilities, creating visual art in any two- or three-dimensional media. The group’s goal is to aesthetically enrich and develop the Sandwich community’s appreciation for the visual arts through workshops, demonstrations, openings, exhibits, and sales year-round.  Members’ artwork is displayed at town venues, in “pop-up” art shows, art auctions and is sold at SAA’s in-house gift shop  and online store. For more information, please contact Richard Muccini at [email protected], or Tony Donovan at ​[email protected].


Exhibits are held by artist-members in Sandwich Arts Alliance’s gallery and at community venues

on view during business hours, and are viewable online at

Sandwich Arts Alliance Center’s Gallery

130 Main Street, Sandwich

June Kershaw Open Exhibit: Sept. 1 through Oct. 11; reception and awards: Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30 to 7 pm

Member Exhibit:  Oct. 11 through Nov. 15; reception and awards: Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 to 7 pm

Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, Sandwich

Scorton Creek Shadows, artwork by Joe Gallant, courtesy image

 Sept. 5 through Oct. 2 – Artist Amy Sullivan

Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 – Artist Joe Gallant

Nov. 7 through Dec. 5 – Artist Arlene Weibel

Fishermen’s View Restaurant, 20 Freezer Road, Sandwich

SAA artists exhibit works for sale on a rotating basis

Performing Arts:

Sandwich Arts Alliance’s Performing Arts group gathers professionals and amateurs who enjoy the magic of performance in diverse offerings – music, dance, theater, storytelling, opera, and stagecraft. For more information, please contact Melinda Gallant at [email protected].

Sandwich Showcase Open Mic

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7 to 9 pm

130 Main Street, Sandwich

Walk-in registration, $10 donation requested at the door

​Do you sing? Play an instrument? Can you tell a story, read a poem or a monologue, perform improv or stand-up comedy? Consider reading the latest chapter of your new book, play, or screenplay. Dance a little, talk or demonstrate your art, delight us with an opera aria!  Share your talent during our monthly showcase with a kind and appreciative audience. You’ve got five minutes to shine and have fun!

Agnes of God

Featuring Miranda Daniloff, Kelly Kean, and Janet Geist Moore

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13 through 15, 7 pm, 7pm, 2 pm

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 20 through 22, 7pm, 7pm, 2 pm

​​The Glass Town Stage, Sandwich Historic Town Hall, ​130 Main Street, Sandwich, Tickets: $25

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.  John Pielmeier’s provocative drama, a gripping and dynamic showcase for three strong actors, was a hit on Broadway and in film.

Literary Arts:

Sandwich Arts Alliance’s Literary Arts group supports writers by developing writing skills, promoting sales, facilitating contacts, an information exchange, and in peer relationships. Local member-authors’ books are sold online and in the gallery bookshop. For more information, please contact Donna Harrison at [email protected].

Writer’s Networking:  Thursdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, 11 am to 12:30 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

This exchange, open to all, is held on the second Wednesday of each month. It offers a variety of programs from speakers to casual, convivial information exchanges on writing and publishing. ​

A Gathering of Poets:  Tuesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

A supportive and informative poetry critique group, meeting monthly on third Tuesdays, All are welcome.  Attendees read their poems aloud each session, consider suggestions, and make observations.

The Writers’ Critique Group: Thursdays, Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, 1 to 2 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

This group of writers meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  A chapter of a current project is emailed to members of the group, read, and critiqued, and brought to the meeting where it is read aloud and further discussed.  Supportive, encouraging, and informative.  All are welcome.

Children’s Book Writers:  Thursdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, 1 to 2 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

This new group of writers aspire to publish children’s books. Attendees bring their latest work to read aloud and receive comments and suggestions.

Your Daily Practice Writers Group:  Wednesdays, Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 15, 11 am to 12:30 pm

Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 130 Main Street, Sandwich

This new group of writers seek to establish a daily practice, encouragement, and accountability.

Sandwich Arts Alliance is pleased to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program; inquire at [email protected] about available discounts and more information.

About Sandwich Arts Alliance

Founded in 2015, Sandwich Arts Alliance (SAA) is an artist-driven nonprofit organization supporting the arts and artists – serving as a platform for new works, cultivating the creative economy, and culturally enriching  the Sandwich and greater Cape Cod communities.

Sandwich Arts Alliance is comprised of four groups that meet regularly: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts and Friends of the Arts.  Membership is open to all artists and friends residing in Sandwich and beyond.  As part of its mission, SAA collaborates with other nonprofit and community-based organizations to help promote a wide variety of cultural programming. SAA’s goal is to identify and support all local artists through a  resource database, providing greater exposure and opportunities for fellow artist networking.

The Sandwich Arts Alliance Center’s offerings include a gallery of original art, art classes for artists of all ages, books by local writers, a gift shop for year-round shopping, and performances throughout the year. SAA’s Gallery, located at 130 Main Street, Sandwich, is open to the public weekly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm.  For membership, class, exhibit, performance and exhibit information, call 774-338-5201, email [email protected], or visit, where an online store is also available.  For the latest on Sandwich Arts Alliance, follow its social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram.

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