Arts & Cultural Council at Freeman Hall
Since its founding in 1974, the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has grown membership and garnered attention across the community. To that end, in 2021 the Board formalized its partnership with Freeman Hall at Salem, on East Court Street in Doylestown.
In the spring of 2018, the A&C hosted a Cinco de Mayo event at Freeman Hall. The following year, a collaboration was initiated when Bruce Rutherford and A&C Board President Ruth Anderson struck up an informal conversation in Rutherford’s Camera Shop in Doylestown. Bruce passed away in 2020; his enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the preservation of the historic building will shine on through the years as the Council grows and programs at Freeman Hall unfold.
Through the Community Meeting Center at Freeman Hall, the Arts & Cultural Council will host exhibitions and public programs in over 1500 square feet of large, well-lit rooms and gallery-style hallways. In our second-floor meeting room we will be hosting intimate Art Shares, portfolio reviews, Coffee and Conversation, and more. Events will engage artist members and the regional community in educational initiatives, provide venues for meaningful arts and advocacy dialogue, and strengthen local and regional arts awareness through exhibition and sale opportunities, events, performances, workshops, community collaborations, and forums.
The Council will also continue its work with businesses, cultural organizations and museums, and area artists to promote the arts, unite the mission and vision in a meaningful way, reach an increasingly diverse arts and cultural community, and inspire and impact the arts throughout the Bucks County region.
Renovations for the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County’s Community Meeting Center at Freeman Hall are made possible through the generosity of our sponsor, the Ricciardi Brothers Benjamin Moore Paint Store, located in the Mercer Square Shopping Center in Doylestown, PA. We are appreciative of their commitment to enriching the arts and promoting our mission throughout the Bucks County community.