The cultural scene is thriving in Newburyport and kicks off with the Spring Newburyport ArtWalk on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with paintings, photography, sculptures and more from talented local artists. The public is invited to take part in ArtWalk’s events, browse artwork in traditional and contemporary styles in Newburyport’s Cultural District, dine, and shop at local businesses.
Participating galleries this year include: Alan Bull Studio, A Pleasant Shoppe LLC, Newbury artist Carol Baum (online only) Firehouse Center for the Arts, Greetings By Design, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport Framers, The PEG Center for Art & Activism, Sweethaven Gallery (online only), and Valerie’s Gallery. Look for galleries and partners that have an ArtWalk sign in their window.
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. Newburyport Framers is giving a 10% discount on framing for all art purchased during ArtWalk.
The Newburyport ArtWalk Gallery Guide and map is available at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, the passageway between State and Inn Street, and at ArtWalk Partners’ locations.
Among the special activities planned for the May 7th ArtWalk are:
Newburyport Framers: 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, Marisa DiIorio Peters, and others. Opportunity Works also will be presenting some pieces from its OpArt program. 3 Graf Road, Newburyport
Indigo Artist Studio: As the printmaking studio and gallery space for Mary Pollak and guest artists since 2006, the studio is open only for ArtWalk or by appointment. Cara Gonier will be on hand, showing her monotypes and Mary Pollak will host a printmaking experience for all ages from 10-11 a.m. Get a free print to take home. 53 Middle Street, Newburyport
Newburyport Art Association: The NAA will be featuring three exhibits during ArtWalk including “Glass Concepts: Transparency,” and “Master Artists Part 1” celebrating some of the most distinguished members of the Association, and “OpArt New Works” selections by Opportunity Works of Newburyport and Haverhill inspired by Swiss abstract artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp. 65 Water Street, Newburyport
A Pleasant Shoppe LLC Discover one of a kind, handmade pieces by 100 local artists in a variety of media at this friendly art gallery. Some of the artists it represents will be painting en plein air around Newburyport so you can see live painting during ArtWalk. Last year, an artist sold his painting right off the easel. The gallery offers paintings, photography, weaving, jewelry, handbags, pottery, furniture, and gift items. 57 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
The Firehouse Center for the Arts: John Sheedy’s exhibition “Along the Merrimac” is on display from March 30-May 15, 2022. This series of oil paintings began in the winter of 2020, marking the unique panoramic views along the 117-mile long Merrimac River. Market Square, Newburyport
Alan Bull Studio: Alan Bull, artist and teacher, will display his recent paintings and prints with metal sculptures from found metal by fellow artist Jake Velonis. At 6 p.m., local musician Kate Redgate will be playing at a reception at the studio. The public is invited to attend. from his Nocturne series. 3 Graf Road, Unit 18, Newburyport
Paula Estey Gallery (the PEG Center for Art & Activism): The PEG Center for Art & Activism is hosting a group show that features more than 30 Boston area artists and calls for action on the environment. Shared Habitat Earth (SHE), organized and curated by artist Barbara Eskin, is on display from April 15 through May 30. 3 Harris Street, Newburyport
Valerie’s Gallery: Stop by to see new work by gallery artists. This American-made fine craft shop and art gallery represents local and national craftspeople who are creating unique and beautiful, handmade items. Our specialties include artisan jewelry, pottery, and paintings and original prints. 26 State Street, Newburyport
Greetings by Design: Find personalized, custom stationery and invitation packages as well as art by Newburyport artists in this friendly store. Owner Deb Green is a consultant for Cranes, William Arthur, Kleinfeld Paper and Carlson Craft. 6 Market Square, Newburyport
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, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Greetings by Design, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport Framers, Paula Estey Gallery, 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.com and www.facebook.com/NewburyportArtWalk.