Cape Ann residents — Gloucester, Essex, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea — are welcome to enjoy the special exhibition Unfolding Histories (as well as all the other exhibits on view) on the fifth day of each month.
The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts! M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.
The Salisbury Art Stroll, which is entering its 6th year, is a celebration of the arts and nature. The Art Stroll takes place on the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail, a 1.4 mile paved trail, which starts at the Merrimack River and passes by gorgeous marshes. Artists and fine crafters set up tables on either side of the trail to display and sell their works.
This year we will also welcome spring with a plant sale. Plein-air artists set up as well to create works of art while visitors watch and local business will entertain with demonstrations of their select skills. We have many children's programs including free art classes, free face-painting and free balloon artists.
We also have musicians playing throughout the day and food is available.
People of all ages, can enjoy a full day of arts and nature at the Salisbury Art Stroll.
Sparhawk School is proud to present the 2nd annual Steamroller Printmaking Event! Sparhawk students have created woodcuts and collagraphs that will be inked and printed under the weight of a 2,000 lb steamroller! Tons of family friendly art activities, raffles, food and more!
This year, we have created two community workshops where attendees can create a collagraph that will be inked and printed on the day of the event. Classes are $30 and includes all materials & print.
Essex Heritage would like to invite visitors (ages 4+) to come and build their very own model lighthouse using every day materials! Special guest instructor and children’s book illustrator, Katy Bratun, will be leading this family friendly craft starting at 1:00pm at the NPS Visitor Center in Salem.
How did Cape Ann children play, learn, dress and think throughout history? Learn the answers with docent Trudi Olivetti during this all ages family tour. End your visit in the Activity Center with hands-on art-projects and play in a real dory. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Best for ages 5+. To register, call Kirsten Vega.
Learn calligraphy basics with specialist Albina Papows. Inspired by the special exhibition Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann before 1900. Write your name, use calligraphy tools and leave with a sampler to take home. This family workshop is recommended for children 7 and up with an adult. Registration required.
Kids will visit Cape Ann Museum’s special exhibition Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist and learn to recognize characteristics of the painting style known as impressionism. Making full use of the galleries, we will discuss our responses to paintings and compare impressionism to other painting styles. Like Rotenberg, we’ll work en plein air in the Museum's courtyard and sculpture garden (if the weather is poor we'll move indoors to the Activity Center). We'll try out impressionist techniques with watercolors and make a picture to be proud of. A healthy, nut-free snack in the courtyard will be provided.
TOHP Burnham Public Library invites tweens and teens for a fun session of coloring for adults! Stop by to relax and color with friends. All supplies provided, or bring your own! Enjoy snacks and door prizes. If you plan on coming please contact April Wanner at the library.