Cultural Council

Contact: Jeanne Randorf
Address: One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: 413-269-4251
Meeting  3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm
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Jeanne Randorf
ChairJune 30, 2021
Ilisa SulnerJune 30, 2019
Mary Jo EngelsSecretary
June 30, 2019
Arlene TolopkoMember
June 30, 2019
Vicki ErnstMemberJune 30, 2021
Deborah FogelMemberJune 30, 2019
Carol LombardoMemberJune 30, 2020
Shanon AlbeeEx Officio


Our Mission Statement:

The Otis Cultural Council mission is to promote cultural access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for Otis residents of all ages, and to promote communication and community-building.

Calendar of Events for 2019

Sat. May 25      9 am – 3  pm
Community Tag Sale,   Vendors & shoppers invited!  Time to clean out your attic & bring home someone else’s treasures. At Otis Ridge Parking Lot, Rte. 23, Otis.

Sat. June 22     6 – 9:30 pm
Sup & Swing – Otis Community Event with food trucks and free concert by “The Monday Project” Open at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm. At Otis Town Hall Green.     Offered in collaboration with the Otis Celebrations Committee.

Wed. June 26   7 pm
Cell Block Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary Talk and slide show presentation by artist & author Phyllis Kornfeld about her experiences working with incarcerated men and women. Powerful artwork and candid words of the artists themselves. Parental guidance suggested.  Otis Town Library & Museum, 48 No. Main Road, Otis Center.

Wed. July 17     6:30 – 7:30 pm
Ukulele Workshop Learn to play and sing along to pop, rock ‘n roll, kids songs etc. Led by teacher & musician David Maloof. At Otis Library & Museum, 48 No. Main Road, Otis.

Limited to 15 participants – call 413-269-0109

Th. July 25      6:30 pm
Balloon Aliens! Kids workshop to learn how to do balloon twisting with Ed the Wizard. At Otis Library & Museum, in conjunction with their summer reading program. Otis Center, 48 No. Main Road, Otis.

Sat. Aug 3    9 am – 3 pm
12th Annual Arts Festival Unique gifts, arts & crafts plus pottery demonstration by Pied Potter Hamelin. Ernie’s fabulous hot dogs    and kielbasa food wagon for lunch. – Farmington River Elementary School, 555 N. Main Road, Otis.

Sun. Aug. 11     3 pm
Afternoon of Delta Blues and Rhythm Tap. Music by Robin  O’Herin, composer and award-winning musician, and blues harpist Andy Taylor.  Stephanie Weber adds percussive tap for an afternoon of great harmonies and pure fun!  Otis Town Hall Green. ( Inside in case of rain).

Sat. Aug. 17     6:30 pm
Square Dance – Caller Cliff Brodeur & the Housatonic  Philharmonic Orchestra. Dance the night away at the Otis Center Fire House.


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