Gloucester Resident Beach Sticker Application Available Online

The 2022 resident beach sticker application can now be completed online on the City’s website. Residents can upload the necessary documents and submit their resident beach sticker application online. 

Applications are also accepted through the mail. Residents can purchase resident beach stickers in person starting May 16th.

Click here for the Beach Sticker Application

Arts Abound Newsletter

It is spring and it is a wonderful time to learn to paint or to improve your painting skills. Both Sue Ingram and Karen Keough are terrific teachers, each with their own technique and style, so don’t hesitate to sign up for both classes! They are filling up quickly so register soon…

Email to sign up.


We are currently holding a raffle to help the heartbreaking situation in Ukraine. Sue Ingram’s beautiful sunflower watercolor is being raffled off and all of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Airlink. Airlink is a highly respected nonprofit whose mission is to work with aviation and logistics partners to transport relief workers and emergency supplies for reputable non-governmental organizations responding to rapid-onset disasters and other humanitarian crises around the globe.

Please come in to Arts Abound to buy your raffle tickets. No purchase necessary.

Recently, Arts Abound held a raffle to raise money for the Open Door Pantry, Gloucester’s food bank for the less fortunate. The prize was a basket of items donated by many of our artists, including Donna Ardizzoni, Stephanie Mason, Sue Wheeler, Karen Keough, Sue Ingram, and Tin Can Sally. There were several mugs, a beach towel, notecards, a Magnolia bag, earrings, and more. We raised more than $200 for this wonderful nonprofit. Many thanks to the artists who donated their crafts, and to the many customers who bought tickets.
Magnolia resident Amy Bealin is a generous and talented individual. Besides being a great athlete, mom, wife, teacher, and researcher, she loves to create pottery. She brought her bowls, plates, lamps, and candle holders to sell at Arts Abound. She donated all the money from her sales (minus expenses) to the Food Project. To date we have given this nonprofit more than $250. We continue to sell her pottery and hope that you will come in and support this wonderful organization. Arts Abound donates all of her pottery sales as well.

Arts Abound is pleased to announce that Judy Salah Plank is our newest Featured Artist. Come visit Arts Abound at 21 Lexington Ave in Magnolia Village in Gloucester, Massachusetts to view Judy’s amazing artwork. Her colorful, bold images are perfect for brightening up any room.

Judy’s Artist Statement
Massachusetts-based artist Judy Salah Plank has lived a life inspired by everything creative. She spent her professional years as the lead graphic designer for brands such as Adidas and Reebok, followed by an award-winning career curating her own tropical decor galleries and painting murals along the east coast. Judy now paints in a style all her own. It is her mission to create art that fills her life with light and her hope that this light shines a little color into your life as well.

One of Donna’s popular photos of Magnolia beach. As always, her stunning photos are available on towels, fleece blankets, canvas, metal or prints.
We have the best Magnolia pier tee shirts! The first row is long-sleeved, while the second row is short-sleeved.
Laurinda’s photograph, Crashing Wave, looks wonderful printed on metal.
Lisa’s amazing ocean-inspired pottery. Berry bowls (with the holes) are a great way to wash your fruit and serve in the same bowl. Comes with a plate for underneath the bowl.
Ellen’s amazing glass sun catchers, including her new Dr. Who pieces, are perfect for your window!
Susie’s Magnolia paintings and notecards depict the beauty of Cape Ann!
Gallery hours listed on website; or available by appointment.
 Our address:
Arts Abound
21 Lexington Ave
Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA  01930
(603) 359-2173
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Summer Jobs on the Water

Are you 18 or older and looking for a summer job? Do you know someone who is?

Schooner Adventure is hiring deckhands for the 2022 season. These are full time, well paid positions that include room and board as well as on the job training. Deckhands participate in sailing and maintaining the ship, delivering our educational programs, working with the public and with our membership. Inquiries to Captain Robert Wheeler.

Sawyer Free Library’s GLO CON 22′ – SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, April 30

Cape Ann Community

Save the date for the Sawyer Free Library’s first-ever Comic-Con which will be on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  It is an All-Ages event celebrating comics and graphic novels, as art, as literature, and as a part of pop culture!

Photo ops with characters? Check! Workshops with comic book authors and artists? Check! Fandom games and activities? Check! Fantastical story time and crafts for the kids? Of course! Don’t miss this celebration of all things comics and pop culture.  Costumes are encouraged!  Registration only required for workshops! For more information visit

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BRUNT WorkWear

Check out BRUNT Workwear if you’re in the market for high quality work boots and clothes (or even if you’re not). Not only are they a homegrown, local company located just about 30 minutes away, but…I recently discovered they’re also really good people! My older son is a freshman over at Essex Tech. Last week he came home with a super sweet brand new pair of work boots. When I asked where they came from he told me that a company had come to school and handed out 400 pair of boots to students in different programs. Upon further investigation, it turns out it was actually their second delivery…meaning, they’ve now donated 800 pairs of boots and, if you read below, have plans to donate even more. A donation of that size is nothing to sniffle at even for a huge, long-standing corporation, but BRUNT (while having some pretty wild, newfound success) is a fairly young, local company…so the magnitude of this donation is pretty impressive. What got me the most though, as a mom, is what they wrote about Essex Tech….and the “whys” behind the donation. Good read, great quality, amazing people….doing phenomenal things.

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School & Technical School is located just 20 minutes from BRUNT’s headquarters. It’s an amazing facility where the classrooms, equipment and campus are all cutting edge. The school has 1,600 students across every major trade; from electrical, auto and plumbing, to equine, advanced manufacturing and so many more. The facilities will blow you away, but the teachers and directors are what make it spectacular.

After my first visit, I knew this was the type of place I wanted BRUNT to support. Even though we were still a very small company at the time, I wanted to get involved in some way. I distinctly remember thinking while on campus, “imagine if one day we could give a pair of Brunt boots to every single student?”.

Over the past year, we turned that dream into a goal. We’ve formed an incredible partnership with the school, and we are about halfway there, gifting roughly 800 students a pair of our boots. We still have more work to do, but what originally felt impossible, is well within reach.

What gets me most excited about our partnership with Essex is not only getting to meet all of the students, but it’s impact. These students will eventually build our roads, the buildings we work in, and the communities where we raise our families. Whatever path they choose in the trades, their futures are incredibly bright. There’s only one thing I hope to get back in return – that our small gesture makes these students feel appreciated. They deserve it, they are our future.