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. 

We only use the ShirleyArts! cell phone when we are in rehearsal for a show.

That number is 978-496-6427.


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.





We will do the family musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Ayer Shirley Middle School. Congratulations to all our leading characters - 

Timoune – Laurie Marcinkewicz, Mama Euralie – Christine Guertin, Tonton Julian – Roy Ellis, Asaka - Terrie Hyde, Agwe Chris Lydon, Erzulie – Vicki Landry, Pape Ge – John Williams, Daniel – Sam Keith, Andrea – Lillian Sartorius, Armand – Dave Sartorius, Gatekeeper – Mary Cooper, Little Timoune – Lila Hamilton. Plus - we have a great supporting cast of younger and older Storytellers. This is going to be a wonderful show.




Some Recent Productions



 FIVE O'CLOCK SHADOW gave a wonderful performance and the folks who took the afternopon a cappella class had a ball. Look for photos and videos on our facebook page. Many folks are hoping we will bring the group back again. Hmmm - could be.


Last summer's children's musical was Little Mermaid Jr. and it was a great success with a large appreciative audience.See the photos on our facebook page. Thanks go to the Shirley Cultural Council for helping to support this production.




December 2014


At the COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT to benefit Loaves and Fishes, our performers did a wonderful job and our audience donated over $600 to this great charity.


The Shirley Children's Traveling Christmas Choir performed at the Town Tree Lighting and at the Mall at Whitney Field food court and raised $500 for the Shirley Friendship Fund.





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Warning - Please do not go by mapquest! For accurate directions to the Shirley Middle School, where many of our events take place, click here.

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 2013 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, Lucy Arrigo, and Kathryn Lyon. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.