Gloucester Voted #3 Small Arts City In The Country

I’d like to think that our four posts, the photo I donated and they used in the campaign and the video interview we shot asking folks to vote helped make this happen.

Kristine Fisher placed a call to Anne Robinson who contacted me while she was away on vacation and asked if I could get the publishers of the magazine a decent representative photo for the contest under the wire of the deadline for inclusion of the voting.  They used the photo in the campaign and it is on the website which announced the winners here.


Here is that photo which I took from our dock at Captain Joe and Sons-


seARTS should be commended for getting the ball rolling.  This is what happens when we work together for the benefit of our community!  HUGE!!!!!  So huge for The Chamber of Commerce, The Destination Marketing Organization and all of those who promote our great city to point to in their marketing campaigns!

Here is the video we shot to get people to understand how important it was to get out the vote-

And links to the posts in which Jackie,Jo-Ann Castano and Kristine Fisher and I kept putting the pressure on explaining how it helps the people who market our areas job that much easier to promote-

Jo-Ann Castano Writes About The American Style Get Out The Vote

Posted on February 3, 2011 by Joey C

Submitted on 2011/02/02 at 8:36 pm Here is another page online to direct people to. It’s American Style online magazine where POP Gallery in Gloucester is featured. Would be good to get people to post comments on the article. More … Continue reading →

seARTS WANTS YOU! To Vote For Gloucester Video With Jackie Ganim DeFalco and Kristine Fisher

Posted on January 29, 2011 by Joey C

Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco stop by to talk all about seARTS and all of the exciting programs happening including the get the vote out effort to inform people about the American Style Magazine voting for Gloucester. Kristine writes- … Continue reading →

Vote If You Love Gloucester

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Joey C

This is the type of thing that if we win can be used in marketing all over the world. Won’t you vote for your favorite city? Hi Joey. Can this be posted on GMG? ***** Vote for Gloucester and You … Continue reading →

Here’s the article-

AS76 SmallCities Top 25 Small Cities
A newcomer to the Top 25 list, Gloucester is home to museums, galleries and the oldest working art colony in the U.S.

Cape Ann, a thriving arts and cultural destination, lies just 30 miles north of Boston along one of the prettiest stretches of coastline in all of Massachusetts. Billed as one of the last great unspoiled places, its harbors, lighthouses, beaches, coves and coastline have been attracting artists almost from its beginnings in 1623.

Cape Ann’s four communities include Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Gloucester, America’s oldest seaport. “Art is vital to the lifeblood of Gloucester. There are many beautiful places with seashores and harbors but the combination of arts, culture, and industry are rarely so integrated and integral to the life of a city. It makes Gloucester a very unique place that celebrates art in a way that most cities can’t,” says resident and AmericanStyle reader Barbara Silberman. Gloucester is home to a large population of artists, many of whom display their work in Rocky Neck Art Colony galleries and studios. You can visit the Rocky Neck Gallery or enjoy open studios and entertainment during Nights on the Neck, on the first Thursday of the month from June to October.


This year an iconic red brick building on Gloucester’s Main Street, known to locals as “The Blackburn,” was transformed into The Cape Ann, also known as “The Annie.” The building was revitalized to promote the arts in the community and serves as a venue for performance and visual display. Located within The Annie is “The Art Parlour,” an expansive gallery space that allows local artists to show their work free of charge.


The annual Cape Ann Artisans’ Studio Tour takes place June 18-19 along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport, allowing visitors to meet more than 15 professional artists and see their work where it was created.

The Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival will showcase the juried work of over 175 artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. in the city’s historic Fort Park on Aug. 20-21.

9 thoughts on “Gloucester Voted #3 Small Arts City In The Country

    1. How lucky are we Donna? Not just for the beautiful physical nature of our city, but for the fantastic character and friendships we’ve been able to forge!
      Man we’re blessed!


  1. I would have to agree. I voted each time you put it up on the blog and when seARTS put it on their email blast. The blog reaches so many people, what 25,000+ yesterday, that it can’t help but be hugely significant. The great photo didn’t hurt either.


  2. Congratulations to all who worked so dilligently for the benefit of so many (all of Gloucester!!!). I hope our new visitors find as much joy and beauty here as we who get to live here every day do. Joey, fab photo, thanks for all you do.


  3. The best phone call was from Joey himself! He was oozing with excitement as we all are. We cannot thank him enough – along with all the great arts & cultural groups and artists! We have a treasure trove here & it’s all about “telling the story.”


  4. Thanks Joey for the mention and bringing seARTS and Kristine Fisher’s “Vote Gloucester a Top Arts Destination” to your readership’s attention. It’s a really nice show of people working together to help market and support the artists and cultural workers. Your site hits with over 25,000+ a day as EJ points out, I would say that was a HUGE contribution to the success. Nice choice target marketing the publication and readership of American Style Magazine bringing attention to the many artists living and working on Cape Ann. And thanks also to Gail McCarthy and Gloucester Daily Times in their coverage of the story too. See online at:

    Hope people will “share” all the news and “posts” and “tweets” they come across with their social networks.


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