Ocean Beauty: Gloucester Sea-Life Viewed from Under Water Video From Eric Swanson

30 minute underwater video of Gloucester sea-life: Dolphin, Stripers, Menhaden, Mackerel, Mako Shark, Basking Shark, Halibut, Summer Flounder, Winter Flounder, Sea Robin, Red Fish, Dog Fish, Skates, Silver Hake, Red Hake, Herring, Pollock, Haddock, Cod, Cunner, Squid, American Eel, Sand Eels, Ocean Sunfish, Silversides, Starfish, Giant Poisonous Jellyfish, Seals, Lobster, Spider Crab, Horseshoe Crab, Sand Dollars, Sea Urchins, Sea Scallops, Quahogs, Mussels, Surf Clams, Whelks, Moon Snails, Sea Anemone, Coral, Sponges, and more.

Arts Abound


After several months in the works, Arts Abound is very pleased to announce that we now have an e-commerce site. It is now easier than ever to support local artists and your favorite small business and get your holiday shopping done quickly and easily.

We can ship to you or save you a few dollars and do curbside pickup. There is quite a variety of handcrafted, unique items to choose from. New items will be added periodically so be sure to check back often.

Shop ARTS ABOUND online store


This month marks our one-year anniversary of being in business. Without a doubt it has been an interesting year to start a small business! We have loved sharing our art with every customer who comes to the gallery. Arts Abound has also enjoyed meeting so many talented artists and having the opportunity to speak with them about their craft. Family has been very supportive in this new venture, as have friends such as Kathy, our fearless customer service representative, and Donna, our cheerleader/community outreach person. Meeting new customers and seeing old ones continues to be very gratifying. In this current and uncertain economic climate, it is critical to support our small local businesses if you want them to survive. Please remember Arts Abound when you need gifts for friends and family, or for yourself.


Massachusetts’ residents are now required to wear masks in public places, even when able to social distance. Arts Abound has a great selection of masks and we are making fun, new styles for the holidays.

Read mask mandate article

We’ve Got You Covered!

hand sewn, reversible, washable, stylish, cotton

We can make them with pockets for filters, or without. Please indicate which you would like. Numerous masks are available for purchase at Arts Abound, or preorder here.

After donating numerous masks to frontline workers, they are now available for purchase. Quantity discounts available.

See Gloucester Daily Times article

$15 for regular / $17 w filter pocket

To order
1. Email: artsaboundmagnolia@gmail.com

  1. Choose from fabrics below; we also have some solid colors—black, gray, royal blue, bright yellow, dark green, light green, eggplant purple, and cranberry red.
  2. Indicate if you want a small (will fit most young kids), medium (will fit many adult females) or large size (will fit many adult males). If you don’t find what you are looking for email us and we may be able to offer other fabric styles.
  3. Tell us if you want to pick up curbside in Reading, in Magnolia Village of Gloucester, or to have us ship for small extra charge (provide address).
  4. Pay using cash or by check (made out to Susan Wheeler). We now offer Venmo.
  5. Stay safe!


Sue Wheeler


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Arts Abound

21 C Lexington Avenue

Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA  01930


Joan of Arc Statue

Joan of Arc

Photo by Adrian Hewitt

“Created by renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, the World War I Memorial was presented to the City of Gloucester by the French Government in 1921 and rededicated in 2001 honoring the sons of Gloucester who gave their lives during the Great War. Located at the traffic circle between Washington and Middle Streets, this impressive sculpture features Joan of Arc on horseback.”

Join Sawyer Free Library’s Cook-A-Book Club on Friday at 1pm!

Cape Ann Community

Get your Cooking On! Join the Sawyer Free Library’s Cook-a-Book Book Club tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6th at 1pm at the top of Summit Ave. (weather permitting) for a fun afternoon of shared recipes and foodie talk! Register on our Calendar at sawyerfreelibrary.org. If it’s inclement weather, we will meet via Zoom, so it’s essential that you Register! 🙂 This month we will be making something from our Thanksgiving table. Join us! (Social distancing and masks required!) #sawyerfreelibrary#sfl#cookabook#foodheals

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Major Gift Awarded to the Gloucester Education Foundation by Cape Ann Savings Bank

Cape Ann Community

Bob Gillis, President Cape Ann Savings Bank
Aria McElhenny, Executive Director, Gloucester Education Foundation
Marianne Smith, Senior Vice President/CFO
GPS first grade helpers

November 3, 2020
Cape Ann Savings Bank of Gloucester, MA has awarded $60,000 to the Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF). The donation will support GEF’s endowment fund as well as programs in the Gloucester Public Schools.

Gloucester Education Foundation Executive Director Aria McElhenny commented, “Cape Ann Savings Bank has been a longtime friend and supporter of GEF in many ways. We are deeply grateful for this generous gift and for the Bank’s ongoing partnership. By investing in Gloucester Education Foundation’s infrastructure, Cape Ann Savings is helping to pave the way for innovative and creative programs in Gloucester’s schools for years to come.”

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New banners installed on façade of Cape Ann Museum Green’s James Center

Cape Ann Community

Works of art represent Museum’s growing collection

Banner rendition; actual banners were hung Nov. 5.

GLOUCESTER, MASS. (Nov. 5, 2020) – The Cape Ann Museum Green campus is now showcasing seven new banners on the exterior wall of the Janet & William Ellery James Center, featuring works from the Museum’s collection after they were installed today.

The installation of banners is an integral part of the Museum’s bold vision behind the creation of the newCape Ann Museum Green (CAM Green).The nearly four-acre campus is also home to the White Ellery House (1710), an adjacent Barn (c. 1740), and the Babson-Alling House (c.1740). In recent weeks, the Museum welcomed visitors to seeCAM Green and view the exhibit produced in collaboration with The Open Door Food Pantry, entitled The Porch-Rait Project.

The 12,000-square foot James Center provides critical state-of-the-art storage for the Museum’s expanding collections as well as community space for…

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