Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District is excited to present a weekend of creative events that celebrate arts and culture in the heart of Downtown Gloucester over Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29.
The highlight of this weekend is the Harbortown Arts Market, an eclectic open-air marketplace to be held at I4C2 (65 Rogers Street) on Saturday, May 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Harbortown Cultural District is proud to produce this event in collaboration with Gloucester’s own Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company and Mill Gypsies, an art market producer. This novel market brings the best of New England’s vibrant indie-maker scene to Gloucester’s inner harbor with over 30 designers, artists, and vintage curators from Cape Ann and across Massachusetts to sell their handmade wares and hip vintage finds. In addition to free on-site parking, this market will feature a gourmet BBQ food truck and an Asian-fusion food truck.
This weekend Arts Festival will also include numerous festive events hosted by downtown businesses and cultural organizations, including Music in the Courtyard with Henri Smith at Cape Ann Museum; the installation of monumental banner image of a painting by Laureen Maher on the harbor-side of 189 Main Street, which houses Trident Gallery and Wisdom’s Heart; an origami master class at Law & Water on Pleasant Street; the grand opening of Art @ The IceHouse at Cape Pond Ice; and, many more engaging activities for the whole family. The complete calendar of events is below.
The Harbortown Arts Festival is made possible by funding from the Cultural District Initiative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Harbortown Arts Market. Free parking. 65 Rogers Street.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Sea Glass Jewelry-Making Demonstration. Premier Imprints. 48 Main Street.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Art @ The IceHouse OPEN HOUSE, Cape Pond Ice Company. 104 Commercial Street.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Music in the Courtyard with Henri Smith, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street.
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Origami Master Class – “Know When to Fold Them.” Law & Water Gallery. 18A Pleasant Street
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Talk and Talkback with Gloucester Photographer Nubar Alexanian. Trident Gallery, 189 Main Street.
SUNDAY, MAY 29
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Art @ The IceHouse OPEN HOUSE, Cape Pond Ice Company. 104 Commercial Street.
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Retrospective Exhibition of Gloucester Etchings with Lecture and Demonstration. Cornelius Sullivan Studio at The Fort, 27 Commercial Street.
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Celebrating Harbortown, Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church courtyard, 10 Church Street.