Supporting and promoting the visual and performing arts for education and enjoyment

We are located in Shirley, a small town in north central Massachusetts, only an hour west of Boston.

Our mailing address is ShirleyArts! PO Box 49, Shirley, MA 01464.

You can also contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also look for us on our Facebook page. 

If you are trying to find a performance at the Ayer Shirley Middle School, Mapquest 2 Hospital Road, Shirley MA. 

Please join us for the amateur and professional classes, events,and performances listed below.

In case of questionable weather, check this spot for possible event cancellations.



Startng January 12th

Music and Movement Classes for children in kindergarten and Grade One will start at the Lura A. White School.


Starting January 19th 

Ukulele jam sessions for all ages will start at 7:00 pm at the Ayer Shirley Middle School. Beginners are welcome. Participation fee of $20 includes 6 sessions.


Email us for details on either of these opportunities.




ANNUAL MEETING Monday February 15th at Devens Grille - 6:00 pm Supper and Socializing. 7:30 - business meeting and election of officers. You must be a member in order to vote. Your membership dues help pay the rent and is tax deductible. Please join us.


The family musical Alice@Wonderlandwas the fall production of ShirleyArts!. It was the classic Lewis Carroll adventure story with a 21st century twist, having a heroine who is frustrated at the lack of wi-fi reception down the rabbit hole.   We were thrilled with the singing, dancing, acting, costumes, scenery, and everything. We appreciated the enthusiasm of the audiences who made the cast work even harder, with great results.




The Shirley Children's Traveling Christmas Choir sang at the Town tree Lighting, an evening of lights at Farandnear, and performed their annual concert at the Center Town Hall, raising $368 for the Shirley Friendship Fund. 


The Community Christmas Concert will featured singing, dancing, and instrumentals and rai8sed $528 for Loaves and Fishes.


appreciative audience.See the photos on our facebook page. Thanks go to the Shirley Cultural Council for helping to support this production.





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Possibilities - If you know a professional or amateur class or performance that you would like to see brought to Shirley, please tell us about it. For a production proposal form,contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


SCHOLARSHIPS to arts events and arts classes are available upon request. Refreshment sales at performances fund the scholarships.

Some ShirleyArts! productions receive financial support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local Shirley Cultural Council. This help is much appreciated.

For a Historyof our past productions,
Click Here.

For membership information, Click Here.

Note that we are a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation and all your donations are tax-deductible.

Officers for ShirleyArts!for 2015 are President and Treasurer John Rounds, Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz, Secretary Laurie Marcinkewicz, and Board Members Kathy Ellis, Roy Ellis, Deb Goodwin, Vicky Landry, Julia Pampinella,  Nancy Sawyer, and Kathryn Lyon. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.