Newburyport ArtWalk 2021 – Explore a Community of Talent Step by Step
A Walking Tour Featuring Exceptional Local Art
The Newburyport ArtWalk is a FREE, self-guided tour that allows you to explore art galleries throughout Newburyport’s Historic District. The 2021 ArtWalk will be held on Saturday, October 16th from 10 am – 6 pm. Artists from the area will showcase special exhibits, participate in discussions about their art and offer demonstrations. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the local artist community, meet local artists and discover new found inspiration.
You will receive a free brochure and map to assist you on your journey. These items can be found at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, and the passageway between State and Inn Streets, as well as at ArtWalk Partner locations.
While you’re enjoying the ArtWalk, make sure to explore Newburyport’s many wonderful retail shops and relax at one of our many excellent local Newburyport restaurants. If you’re planning a visit from outside the area, consider booking a room in one of our wonderful local Inn’s.
A special thanks to the 2021 Newburyport ArtWalk sponsors: Newburyport Framers and Harborside Printing Company. As an incentive to help support the local artist community, Newburyport Framers is graciously offering a 10% discount on custom framing of any art purchased during the 2021 ArtWalk and Harborside Printing helped contribute to the printing cost for the 2021 ArtWalk brochures.
Mark your calendar now for the 2022 Newburyport ArtWalk dates: May 7th and September 10th. The first image in this article features Valerie’s Gallery and the second image is a sneak peek at Allen Bull’s 2022 Calendar.
Make sure to pay a visit to the Newburyport Art Association as the NAA will be hosting two discussion panels featuring artists currently on view in our galleries. They will start the day at 10:00 am with a discussion in the galleries with Megan Chiango, Alicia Cohen, Maia Mattson, and Jayne Mistretta. At 2:00 pm, join the NAA once again in the galleries for a discussion with curator of our Refuge exhibit Joe Donnelly, Kelley Hails, Deborah Jenelle, Amanda Knight, Carolyn Lewenberg, and Susan E. Hanna. Artists Megan Chiango, Alicia Cohen, Susan E. Hanna, Deborah Janelle, Amanda Knight, Carolyn Lewenberg, Maia Mattson, and Jayne Mistretta are all participants in the Refuge exhibition. Refuge focuses on the comfort found in the relationship between humanity and nature and draws parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate disaster. Mattson also has a sculpture on view in the Range Lights Sculpture Garden until September 2022. Kelley Hails will be joining to talk about her solo show at the NAA, Reflections on Nature, an exhibition also focused on the natural world and the comforts one finds in it. In between talks, head out back to our garden for Shell Painting! Artist Carolyn Lewenberg will be collecting painted shells from our visitors at the NAA to use in her interactive installation piece at the Joppa Flats Education Center.
Artwalk 2021/2022 Schedule
October 16th, 2021
May 7th, 2022
September 10th, 2022
Saturday’s from 10 AM – 6 PM
Whether you live local to the Newburyport area or you are just coming for a visit, the Clipper City Rail Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. The path runs from MBTA Commuter Rail Station over to the Merrrimack River and provides a picturesque spot to exercise or just enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Bartlet Mall, a gorgeous historic park at the intersection of Pond and High Streets, is a great place for ice-skating, sledding, and enjoying nature. Its scenic views provide the setting for a wide variety of popular community events. There are wide walkways and a series of footpaths that border the Mall and lead to the Frog Pond. It has also become a highly photographed area by many local photographers.
The weather has finally started to brighten and spring is in the air…and nowhere is that more apparent than in Downtown Newburyport on the water. The marina workers are busy