Now in its 52nd year, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has had a rich history in producing an annual summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday week. This premier Festival hosts art exhibits in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Crafts, Plein aire Painting, Senior Art, Student Art and Youth Art. There's also a lot of great events and activities geared toward keeping kids and families engaged and entertained!
Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor nature activities, art projects, and live insects! July is the time to see such winged wonders as American ladies, swallowtails, monarchs, skippers, and more. At Joppa Flats, you'll see wild butterflies and captive caterpillars, learn about environmentally friendly products and practices for the home and garden, enjoy a guided nature walk on the grounds, and take home a fun craft or two.
Maudslay State Park has a program that's a perfect pick for 8-12 year olds. Come just for fun or the “2 for 1”! Join the park interpreter for this fun program using nets, magnifiers and capture tanks to discover the hidden secrets in nature, and at the same time be eligible for Junior Rangers.
Market Square Day features is a juried craft show with all handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. This year the Market Square Craft Day Event will be combined with the Artisans Revival (held on Inn Street all nine days throughout Yankee Homecoming). Both are juried shows with all handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. We are pleased to have back some of your favorites as well as some new crafters with amazing talents.
Kids Only! Adults, bring your kiddos ages 6-10 for an evening of outdoor yoga play, stories, creativity, and mindfulness. May include: singing bowl meditation, painting what peace looks like to us, painting with nature paint brushes, or other mindful fun! SoulSparks ignites the connection within so we may gather in sharing our wholehearted authenticity. Joining with small businesses & local communities north of Boston, we bring souls together to practice yoga, mindfulness, arts & herbalism.
Flag Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official U.S. flag in 1777. Drop in and fashion flags, bookmarks, & more using postage stamps. Led by Spellman Museum crafters, Elaine & Amy. All ages are welcome, no registration necessary, free and open to the public.
Celebrate the longest day of the year (and the first day of summer) with us! Learn why we have seasons and express your appreciation for the summer with sun-themed activities, crafts, and songs. We'll make cosmic suncatchers and flower-power crowns, conduct a human sundial experiment, and make sun-themed snacks.
Wenham Museum hosts their annual celebration of art, music, movement, nature, stories, and children’s fairy tale fun as we welcome summer to the museum! This day of activities will send your little elves and fairies alight as they sing and dance with Karen K & The Jitterbugs, learn about nature with The Caterpillar Lab, and create their own treasures to take home.
Fireflys, also called lightning bugs, appear for only a few weeks in the early summer to delight us with their luminous nighttime dance and light show. In June, the fireflies delight us with their nighttime dance and spectacular light show. Learn about the life of a firefly then go on a walk led by the park interpreter, to observe firefly behavior and see them close up. Bring a net or jar to catch fireflies. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Friday afternoons are a great time for families to drop-by fand enjoy Open Studio at Art Haven. Participate in a fun activity and access to the studio space to work on clay, painting, drawing or anything else you dream up. All ages are welcome with a parent.
Cape Ann Art Haven is a small nonprofit with the mission of providing a place for the community to have exposure to the arts.