Art

Inventions: 2014 Student Showcase

MIT Museum proudly presents InventionS: 2014 Student Showcase features a range of inventions created by MIT graduate and undergraduate students for courses, in labs or just for fun! Inventions on display  exemplify MIT's legendary values of creativity, ingenuity and practical problem solving.  Inventions on display include phone-controlled appliance that grows food, a user interface that converts everyday objects into musical instruments, and other projects that may well be the next big thing in technology! Come see what the future holds, and get a first-hand look at the inventing process!

When: 
May 30, 2014 - December 31, 2014
When: 
Closed on Major Holidays
Location: 
MIT Museum

The Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport

The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!

When: 
Sundays, May - November 2014 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 
Tannery Marketplace

Eco-Art: Flower Power

Bluets are a common wildflower in the late Spring in Massachusetts

Create a decoupage flower container for your summertime arrangements, and then explore the sanctuary to look for wildflowers and learn the important role butterflies and bees play in producing new flowers. We'll use hand lenses and nets to observe insects and share a butterfly story in the meadow.

When: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9-11 am

Marblehead Festival of Arts

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!

For nearly 50 years, 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!

When: 
July 3-6, 2014 9:30am-10:30pm
Location: 
Downtown Marblehead
Location: 
Crocker Park

Byfield Music & Arts Festival

Byfield Community Arts Center fundraiser Music & Arts Festival

Support your local artists and have a blast at the same time! Bring your family for a day of regional and national music performances on three stages, artists and artisans displaying and selling their wares, children's activities, and food and beverage vendors, including Newburyport Brewery and Ipswich Ale! This fundraiser event has a great lineup of performers including Liz Frame and the Kickers, Ryan Montbleu, Sara Blacker, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, Richard James and the Name Changers, Soul Rebel Project, and many more. 

When: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014 10am-9pm
Location: 
Manter Field

25th Annual Art in the Barn Exhibit and Sale

Art in the Barn is a fundraiser for the Essex Greenbelt Association Essex Mass

For one weekend every June, the barns at the Cox Reservation are transformed with color and form as paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, monoprints, ceramics and pottery, and sculpture in wood and iron adorn the walls, window sills, tables, stairs and every nook and cranny of our rustic barns. Artists generously donate 50% of their sales to support the land conservation mission of Essex County Greenbelt Association.

When: 
Public Exhibit Friday, June 13 10 am to 4 pm
When: 
Wine & Cheese Reception Friday, June 13 6 pm to 8:30 pm
When: 
Public Exhibit Saturday, June 14 10 am to 6 pm
When: 
Public Exhibit Sunday, June 15 10 am to 4 pm
Location: 
Cox Reservation

Arts Fest Beverly 2014

Families will find art, entertainment, food and fun at Arts Fest Beverly, Mass

Come to the 12th annual Beverly Arts Fest in Downtown Beverly! With more than 4,000 people in attendance every year, the annual Arts Fest Beverly features many attractions, lots of family entertainment and 100 plus juried artists and crafters exhibiting everything from fine art, photography, jewelry, fiber, wood, sculpture, glass, ceramics and mixed media. Artists and crafts people will represent many communities of the North Shore, many of whom are from Beverly.  Most of the work will be priced between $10 and $700 with something for everyone!

When: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 10am-4pm
Location: 
Beverly Main Streets

FanFiction, FanArt, FanPoetry for Teens at APL

Amesbury Public Library invites teens to their Summer Fan Fiction workshop series! What is fanfiction?  Fanfiction refers to stories produced by fans based on plot lines and characters from either a single source text or multiple sources; these fan-created narratives often take the pre-existing storyworld in a new, sometimes bizarre, direction. While the activities of fans may take many forms, writing stories deriving from one or more source texts has long been the most popular way of showing their passion for a particular fictional universe.  For 7th-12th grade.

When: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3-5pm
When: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3-5pm
When: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3-5pm
When: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3-5pm
When: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3-5pm

Nature Art Classes: Late Spring Series

Kids will learn about nature through art at Joppa Flats Education Center's Natur

Any season is a great time to notice nature's beauty and to make it come to life with amazing works of art! Join teacher Jan Morris to learn how creativity intersects with science, technique, and construction in a fun and rewarding way. Materials will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay during this program.

When: 
Thursdays, May 8-May 29, 2014 3:45-5:15 pm

DIY Pet Rocks for Teens

Teens will make their own pet rocks at the Newburyport Public Library!

Teens and tweens: Stop by the Children's Room and make your own pet rock! Unlike most pets, these guys won't bite, they're never hungry, and they won't have any embarrassing accidents on the floor!

When: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 3-4:30 pm
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