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When the first Art Show: Bedford took place in 1973 St. Matthew’s parishioner Mary Berol’s dream had come true. It was her vision that an art-oriented and community event benefitting local charities could be both culturally enriching and fun. Mary’s resulting week long show and preview party in Bedford’s Historical Hall was a resounding success. Parishioners and community friends contributed energy and time to the affair transporting art, mounting it and providing refreshments from their own kitchens. Historical Hall was filled both day and night, art was exhibited and sold and the Church’s outreach budget grew. A wonderful time was had by all and a new Bedford tradition was born!

More than 50 wonderful years later the Women of St Matthew's are still living Mary's dream - the show is a joy and over the years invaluable support has been given to a wide range of local charities.
Founding Chair
Mary Berol (1916-2014)
Jenny Convery and Tara Deeks
April Foley
Diana Knoblauch
Terry Long
Robyn McCree
Laurie Sturz
Suzannah Swanson
Caroline Walker