Meet the artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy an Autumn celebration in a historic downtown
Newburyport’s thriving arts and culture scene will be on full display inside and outside on Saturday, October 15 for the Fall Newburyport ArtWalk. ArtWalk, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a great opportunity to browse paintings, photography, sculptures and more in a self-guided tour of shops and galleries. This year, ArtWalk coincides with the first day of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce’s Octoberfest, which will feature live music on the waterfront, artisan vendors, performing arts, and family friendly programming on Inn Street.
Participating galleries this year include: Alan Bull Studio, A Pleasant Shoppe LLC, Blochaus Art Gallery, the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Greetings By Design, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport Framers, The Newburyport Studio Stateroom, The PEG Center for Art & Activism, and Valerie’s Gallery. Newbury artist Carol Baum and Sweethaven Gallery are both online only. Look for galleries and partners that have an ArtWalk sign in their window.
Pick up the free Newburyport ArtWalk Gallery Guide and map at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, the passageway between State and Inn Street, and at ArtWalk Partners’ locations.
Two new venues have joined ArtWalk this year: Blochaus Art Gallery at 74 Water Street, and The Newburyport Studio Stateroom at 59 State Street – both of which are holding special receptions.
Special activities planned for the Oct. 15th Fall Newburyport ArtWalk:
10 a.m. Indigo Artist Studio – Cara Gonier, Artist Talk on Chromesthesia: the Sound to Color Experience
Cara Gonier offers a glimpse into her process of creating art via Chromesthesia: the sound to color experience. Learn how music and being a professional musician inform her paintings and how color informs her music compositions. During the day, enjoy an immersive experience on your smart device by scanning a QR code linking the painting to the music that is composed and recorded by the artist. Included in the exhibit is the work of Mara Malatesta, “Pond Series”, and Mary Arthur Pollak “Reflections.” Indigo Artist Studio will be open additional hours on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 53 Middle Street, Newburyport
10-11:30 a.m. Newburyport Art Association – Glass Perspectives Children’s Art Class & Takeaway Kits
During ArtWalk, there will be a papier maché stained-glass class for children ages 7+ run by artist Tina Rawson. Register online for the class and if seats fill, then walk-ins can watch and also purchase a small takeaway kit to make at home. The exhibition Glass Perspectives: A Celebration of Glass & Glass Concepts includes more than 60 artists highlighting studio glass art in many forms and techniques, as well as work from artists of various media and disciplines to show multiple perspectives of glass. In addition, there is a member spotlight by artist Corinne McKeown. 65 Water Street, Newburyport
The Newburyport Studio Stateroom – Pop Up Event with Artists Heather Karp and Robin Thornhill
Experience the Newburyport Studio Stateroom for this special one-day Pop Up Gallery event featuring paintings by two award-winning local artists: Heather Karp, painter and illustrator featuring abstracted paintings of open spaces — and Robin Thornhill, a New England based painter of landscapes, seascapes & figures working in pastel, oil & mixed media. 59 State Street, Newburyport
1-3 p.m. Alan Bull Studio – Live Painting Demonstration
Alan Bull, artist and teacher, will display his recent Newburyport Nocturnes series and give a painting demonstration. 3 Graf Road, Unit 18, Newburyport
A Pleasant Shoppe LLC – En Plein Air Painting and Music on the Grand Piano
See members painting live on Pleasant Street in front of the shop. The last few ArtWalks, people were so impressed they bought the artwork right off the easels. There will be a pianist performing on the gallery’s grand piano. Discover handmade pieces including paintings, photography, weaving, jewelry, handbags, pottery, furniture, and gift items by 100 local artists in a variety of media at this friendly art gallery. 57 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
2-4 p.m. Valerie’s Gallery – Meet Artist Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott, an oil painter, was primarily trained as a children’s book illustrator. She spent many years creating figurative oil paintings and working as an illustrator. Scott has recently become very interested in plein air landscape painting, finding inspiration in the New England landscape. This American-made fine craft shop and art gallery represents local and national craftspeople who are creating unique and beautiful, handmade items. 26 State Street, Newburyport
The PEG Center for Art & Activism – “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” exhibition
This new exhibition features a group of strong, diverse, international women artists who share their perceptions and place in the world. It features provocative work by Angela Alés, Mary Hart, Patricia Miranda, Sarina Khan Reddy, Helen Zughaib and will be display through October 29. 3 Harris Street, Newburyport
3-6 p.m. Blochaus Art Gallery – Live music by DJ
This contemporary art gallery was designed to promote and showcase established contemporary artists and emerging up-and-comers. It features a variety of artist prints, goods, and accessories. The inspiring space hostss art openings, curated experiences, live music, special events, movie productions, and photoshoots. The goal is, as ever, to bring people together in the name of art. 74 Water Street, Suite 200, Newburyport (near the Tannery)
Newburyport Framers – 10% Discount on Framing for all art purchased at ArtWalk
Newburyport Framers one of the best equipped frame shops on the North Shore, offering meticulous care and attention to detail. In addition to the highest quality of framing, they also feature original art for sale by owner Patti Langley, Alan Bull, and others. Newburyport Framers is giving a 10% discount on framing for all art purchased during ArtWalk, 3 Graf Road, Newburyport
A special thanks goes to the numerous ArtWalk partner businesses who help to support this event. ArtWalk partners are: Angie’s Food & Diner, Battle Grounds Coffee Company, Beach Plum Too, artist Carol Baum, Ellen Hazo of Fruh Realty, Essential Balance Wellness in Salisbury, Face Food Natural Beauty Market, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, The Joy Nest Restaurant, Kriss Law/Atlantic Real Estate Law, Monument Mortgage Co., Newburyport Neighbors Magazine, Radiant U Esthetics, Re/Max on the River, State Automotive Repair and Maintenance, and Seascape Therapeutic Counseling & Consulting in Newbury. Newburyport Framers and Harborside Printing Company, both located at 3 Graf Road in the Industrial Park area, are the chief Sponsors of 2022 ArtWalk.
The Newburyport ArtWalk events are typically held twice a year. They are free and open to the public. A collaborative of galleries host special exhibitions, artist demos, lectures, tours, and visual art all within easy walking distance in historic downtown Newburyport. Local restaurants, cafes and coffee shops also display original art on a rotating basis. Lead Sponsors of the 2022 ArtWalk are Newburyport Framers and Harborside Printing Company. ArtWalk participants include: Alan Bull Studio, A Pleasant Shoppe LLC, Blochaus Art Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Greetings by Design, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport Framers, the Newburyport Studio Stateroom, the PEG Center for Art & Activism, Sweethaven Gallery, and Valerie’s Gallery. ArtWalk partner businesses include: Angie’s Food & Diner, Battle Grounds Coffee Company, Beach Plum Too, artist Carol Baum, Ellen Hazo of Fruh Realty, Essential Balance Wellness in Salisbury, Face Food Natural Beauty Market, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, The Joy Nest Restaurant, Kriss Law/Atlantic Real Estate Law, Monument Mortgage Co., Newburyport Neighbors Magazine, Radiant U Esthetics, Re/Max on the River, State Automotive Repair and Maintenance, and Seascape Therapeutic Counseling & Consulting in Newbury. For more information and the latest updates, please visit www.newburyportartwalk.
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