The Amesbury Cultural Council will once again present their annual event, “Amesbury Open Studios and More”.
This two-day event, in its 22nd year, will be held Saturday, November 10 (10AM – 5PM) and Sunday, November 11 (11AM – 4PM). As in year’s past, local artists and fine crafters will open their studios to the public, providing the rare opportunity to view artists at work and purchase one-of-a-kind items. This year’s event features more than 70 artists at 20 studios and businesses.
The old-fashioned trolley starts at 11AM from Amesbury City Hall (62 Friend Street) and takes you to 9 trolley stops, bringing you within walking distance of all the destinations. Hear fun facts about Amesbury’s history as you ride along in heated comfort. And, get a free raffle ticket to use at the City Hall GIANT RAFFLE!
PICK UP A BROCHURE & MAP
Get your brochure with the map. This is your key to 9 trolley stops (and one driving location), for a total of 20 studios and businesses to visit. Brochures are available starting on November 1st and during the tour at Amesbury City Hall, Market Square, 14 Cedar Street, and at many of the downtown retailers and restaurants.
HAVE FUN AT MARKET SQUARE
Downtown Market Square will be bustling with activity. The 350th Anniversary committee will be selling 350th memorabilia – their new Amesbury-opoly game, cookbooks, coins, cutting boards and more! Dining and retail deals are available, when you bring your brochure, at many downtown locations, all in walking distance.
STOP BY CITY HALL
There will be 13 artists displaying their finest works, live music, art demonstrations, and a giant raffle featuring prizes and gifts from local merchants and some of our artists. And, see the newest art installation in the front lobby “Art @ City Hall” with the “Autumn into Winter” theme.
There are 71+ artists and artisans listed in the brochure, located at group studios, home studios, at Sparhawk school, and exhibiting at businesses. Such a vast amount of talent and creativity comes through various mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, sculpture, furniture and woodworking, ceramics, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, and jewelry.
Artist profiles and additional images of sample artwork will be provided on request.
About the Amesbury Cultural Council
The Amesbury Cultural Council is a group of local volunteers, appointed by the Mayor, who promote and facilitate cultural activities and the arts in Amesbury. The Council oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, organizes the annual Amesbury Open Studio Tour, April Poetry Month, the Amesbury Public Library Poetry Series, and Music in the Pines Festival. They jointly sponsor and appoint the Amesbury Poet Laureate with The Whittier Home Association. Supporting and promoting public art projects and events throughout the City. They are also the custodian of the extensive Chain Bridge art collection. Learn more about ACC at www.AmesburyCulturalCouncil.org.