The Newburyport ArtWalk returns on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11-6 p.m. with new studio participants and many favorite local artists. The Fall ArtWalk features special exhibits, artist discussions, demonstrations and more. A full schedule of events is listed below.
The public is invited to take part in ArtWalk’s free events, browse artwork in traditional and contemporary styles, shop, dine, and explore this historic port city’s Cultural District.
New for this ArtWalk, individual artists that have their own studio spaces will join in with the galleries and partners around the city. An insert listing all the participants is available with free brochures/maps. Volunteers will be on hand in Market Square or visitors can pick up information at participating galleries, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, the passageway between State and Inn Street and at ArtWalk Partners’ locations.
Look for galleries and shops that have a sign in their window and teal balloons tied outside. Banners and yard signs will help guide visitors to the venues.
Among the special activities and open studios planned for November’s ArtWalk are:
Newburyport Framers: Newburyport Framers is hosting “Hear Me Roar” Group Show to benefit Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center with an Artist Reception 5-7 pm. Artists featured are Donna Baldasarri, Wendy Borger, Sarah Burrows, Cathy Connor, Sara Demrow-Dent, Phyllis Dolobowsky, Patricia Langley, Maria Malatesta, and Marisa Peters. 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. Her abstract style is inspired by coastal landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to view a selection of Mary’s work from the last 13 years. Refreshments will be served and monotype process demos will be available by request all day. 53 Middle Street, Newburyport
Valerie’s Gallery: Meet artist Joan Kocak from 1-4 p.m. and see her latest mix of photography and encaustic art that layers wax over images. 26 State Street, Newburyport
Sweethaven Gallery: Discover one of a kind photography of local landscapes and more from Sweethaven owner Greg Nikas. He will be joined by Sandra Swan’s “WOODCUTS: A Journey in Printmaking.” The Giclée prints in this show are made from Sandra Swan’s woodcuts created over the past 40 years. They are printed on heavy archival watercolor paper, using the most advanced form of digital printing. The exhibit runs October 30 to December 1. Meet them both at the opening reception from 3-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 25L Inn Street, Newburyport
Newburyport Art Association: For ArtWalk, the NAA will host E. Tobin Eckian’s Artist Reception Mixed Media Demo 2-4 p.m. See how she creates her mixed media on paper, canvas, and hand-stitching on painted wall quilt scenes filled with spirit animals and messages of peace and strength. 65 Water Street, Newburyport
Paula Estey Gallery (PEG): Paula Estey Gallery, A Center for Art & Activism, is hosting a new exhibition entitled “ShapeShifter” with an Opening Night Reception on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Artists include: Cynthia August, Liz Desmarais, Fontaine Dubus, Sam Kimball, Bonnie Lake, Bonita LeFlore, Heidi Newfell, and Dave Magdelenski. The program starts at 6:30 p.m with a talk by Shaman Marc Clopton. Space is limited for this popular event, so reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 978-376-4746. 3 Harris Street, Newburyport
Pam Older Designs: Shop custom-made jewelry and artful accessories and view abstract paintings of nature by artist Kale Baker, who grew up in Newburyport and attended Montserrat College of Art. Meet the artist from 1-5 p.m. and come for the reception from 3-5 p.m. 42 Merrimac Street, Newburyport
Firehouse Center for the Arts: The serene and stunning photography of Ron Wybranowski highlights the natural beauty of the world around us. He invites us to slow down, look around and let the beauty of the forests, streams, wetlands and parks envelop us. Exhibit ends on Nov. 3, 2019. Market Square, Newburyport
Alan Bull Studio: Alan Bull, artist and teacher, will display a wide range of paintings from portraits to landscapes and scenes from his many travels. 3 Graf Road, Unit 18, Newburyport
Home Studios & Individual Artists Participating
Carol Baum – 48 Hay Street, Newbury
Paintings & sculpture
Studio is located in the barn behind the house.
Sara Demrow-Dent – 39 Temple Street, Newburyport
New work in acrylics, charcoal & ink
Parking: some street parking and lots on Federal
Liz Filipancic – 51 Hill Street, Newburyport
Various art mediums, handcrafted jewelry & handmade children’s fleece ponchos
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord & Sandra Kavanaugh – 311 High Street, Newburyport
Calligraphy, multimedia art & pastels
Susan Spellman – 23 Arlington Street, Newburyport
Illustration & fine art
Studio is at the end of the driveway in a converted garage
The Newburyport ArtWalk events are held twice this year on Saturday, May 4 and Saturday, November 2, 2019. 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. ArtWalk 2019 participants include: Alan Bull Studio, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport Framers, Paper Moon Artisan Gallery, Paula Estey Gallery, Sisters We Three, Sweethaven Gallery, and Valerie’s Gallery. ArtWalk partner businesses include: Beach Plum Too, Commune Cafe, Jim Bragg of Coldwell Banker, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Middle Street Foods, Pam Older Designs, Plum Island Coffee Roasters, Re/Max on the River, Soufflés and Strem Chemicals. For more information and the latest updates, please visit www.newburyportartwalk.com and www.facebook.com/NewburyportArtWalk.