ALFA marking 20th anniversary with art exhibit

May 1, 2024
Photo of artwork for ALFA 20th anniversary exhibit

Fitchburg State University’s Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring, including a Community Gallery installation at the Fitchburg Art Museum through May 27.

There will be an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Community Gallery at the museum, located at 185 Elm St.

The ALFA gallery show is juried exhibition whose requirement for entry was that those submitting works needed to be or have been ALFA students or instructors. ALFA artists submitted work reflective of their style, artistic vision, and message. Participating artists represent those both newly-minted as well as well-established professional artists.

The judging of the art exhibit was done in collaboration with the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance.

“Art is for all ages,” said ALFA volunteer and 20th Anniversary Committee member Gail Hoar. “You can always learn something new, and always grow no matter your age: Education doesn’t stop when you last step out of school doors.”

ALFA’s anniversary events also include the Love of Learning Day celebration at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 in Hammond Hall. This program includes a lunch buffet with the bluesy folk fusion of five-piece band Tattoo, followed by a mini-sampling of current ALFA courses led by our community instructors. Tickets for the Love of Learning Day are $20 and may be purchased online at