2022 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES! BRUCE J. ANDERSON AND ESSEX HERITAGE DEADLINES ARE DUE IN FEBRUARY.

What ideas would you submit? See below for application details and links.

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 14, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Request for Proposals for the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, a supporting organization of The Boston Foundation. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation has been making grants on Cape Ann and in the Nashoba Valley for over 30 years. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation provides grants for programs, direct services and new initiatives in the fields of mental health (treatment, research and suicide prevention, with a particular interest in mental health services supporting LGBTQIA young people), environmental protection, historic and archival preservation, and the arts.  

Please review the guidelines carefully and note that the application deadline is Monday, February 14, 2022. Grant announcements will be made in mid-June.  

Applications must be submitted online. Please find the application here: https://bostonfoundation.submittable.com/submit.  

We hope you will consider taking advantage of this Bruce J. Anderson Foundation funding opportunity. Questions regarding program eligibility can be directed to the attention of Sophia Hancock at shancock@tpi.org.  

The Bruce J. Anderson Team 
Sophia Hancock
Program Associate
The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) | The Boston Foundation

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 25

The Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program is a reimbursable, matching grant program for municipalities and qualified non-profit organizations whose activities support our mission to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County, MA). Interested applicants have until Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM to submit applications for eligible projects focused in one of four categories:

Education: Create or further develop educational opportunities for youth 
Interpretation: Increase awareness and understanding of the region’s heritage 
Preservation: Preserve or enhance historic structures, landscapes, or cultural resources 
Access and Inclusion: Enhance access to the many resources offered within the Essex National Heritage Area through structural or programmatic updates or transportation. Examples of this category can include projects such as social justice-focused presentations, transportation for youth to access natural and cultural resources within the heritage area, or ADA improvements including wheelchair lifts, ramps, and interpretation aids.

Detailed information about the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program, including application materials and guidelines can be found here.

-Please email Charles Smith with questions at charless@essexheritage.org or call 978-226-8154.

Public Art opportunity: YOUR future murals HERE! Open call for artists May 2021 deadline #GloucesterMA

photo caption: future site (43′ x 63′) for new temporary mural commission Elm St., Gloucester

About the art call.

Calling all Gloucester, Cape Ann, North Shore and New England area artists! One monumental exterior wall and two interior sites are available for commission submission in downtown Gloucester on the new apartment building, Harbor Village. The exterior mural $5500 (fee & materials. Lift will be supplied.) Two mural opportunities (10 x 10; 10 x 15) inside are $2000 each (fee & materials).

Request for proposals Here

“North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) and Action Inc. have partnered together to bring new art into downtown Gloucester through the Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM)…The goal for this call is to provide opportunities for local/regional artists to bring life and color into downtown of Gloucester. Selected Artists/teams will be a part of efforts in celebrating the 400th anniversary of Gloucester!”

application here.

Submission Deadline Sunday May 2, 2021- midnight; project completion target end of summer 2021.

About Harbor Village

Harbor Village: a new mixed income apartment building developed by Action Inc. and North Shore Community Development Coalition on 206 Main Street at Elm (formerly Cameron’s) now under construction.

Harbor Village website HERE.

BEFORE VIEW- One future mural commission will go here!

Not here

Exterior mural could be visible from the next blocks: oblique angle view back to mural wall on Elm Street from Pleasant Street (between Cape Ann Museum and Jane Deering Gallery)

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Action, Inc.’s support of the arts

Action, Inc. continues a tradition of supporting the arts with these new commissions. The organization has a history of collaboration with community arts partners, commissioning original public art for its buildings, and preserving any historic assets (buildings and art).

Gloucester Murals

Here is a selection of some of the exterior public art murals in Gloucester. Depending upon your device, double click or pinch and zoom to enlarge and/or right click to see the credit details. On mine there is an option to select “view full size”. Indoor murals include masterworks from Gloucester’s public art collection (for example see its major WPA-era New Deal murals).

Artist experience runs the gamut: outsider and novice artists; community collaborations (with established artists helping youth); and solo endeavors (from trained professionals whether emerging or midcareer, established and revered).

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Nowadays Supreme Roast Beef

1930s | 2012 | 2021

photo credit: Catherine Ryan

Potential walls in Gloucester abound. At the back of Cape Ann Museum on Elm Street across from the new Harbor Village. One day O’Maley (see prior post here)

Continue reading “Public Art opportunity: YOUR future murals HERE! Open call for artists May 2021 deadline #GloucesterMA”

Signs of the times: Viva! St. Peter’s Fiesta in the year of Covid-19 #StreetArt Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven most recent tape art, the St. Peter’s Fiesta VIVA mural, can be found at the corner of Pleasant and Main Streets. The engaging subject is built into more with each passing day which rewards repeat visits. Here’s where the unfolding scene stands today:

St. Peter’s Fiesta spirit underway despite Covid cancellation – Cape Ann Art Haven tape art mural in progress, Gloucester, Mass.

See more at Cape Ann Art Haven arthaven.org

Cape Ann Art Haven current programs, free art kits, coloring book, and these new ephemeral public art projects were featured as part of Gail McCarthy’s wonderful Covid-19 series for the Gloucester Daily Times. Find the Art Haven article here: Creativity Amid Crisis

MORE SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WORLD’S BEST LOBSTER TRAP MAGICAL TREE LIGHTING

Photos from Saturday evening’s tree lighting event, including several of Traci Thayne Corbett, Art Haven’s director, and her super helpers Lily and Cee Cee. Traci is the person who helps the kids in creating all the fabulous hand painted buoys that adorn the tree.

Traci, Lily, and Cee Cee

Tremendous thanks and huge shout outs to David Brooks, Shawn Henry, Traci Corbett, Warren Waugh, Cape Ann Art Haven, Three Lantern Marine Fishing, Great Marsh Brewing Co, Gloucester Fire Department, the City of Gloucester, and to all the great people volunteering their time and money towards continuing this fabulous and uniquely Gloucester tradition ❤

David Brooks, also known as Spider Man, securing the star atop the tree.

TEN, NINE, EIGHT… LIVE FROM THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING

WONDERFUL FUN AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT!

Check out the new starry, starry night interior lights ❤ Posting more photos tomorrow.

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Update: LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE AS SCHEDULED! LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY DECEMBER 14TH AT 4:30!!

Gloucester’s fabulous and fantastic (and the World’s Best) Lobster Trap Tree lighting event is Saturday, December 14th at 4:30 pm. Stop in anytime between 4 to 6 at Art Haven’s Open House for cookies, crafts, and cocoa. 


Perhaps Santa will be there!

LOBSTER TRAP TREE BUOY PAINTING SCHEDULE!

Monday, December 2, 2019 2:30 – 4:30pm at East Gloucester Elementary School
Tuesday, December 3, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: West Parish
Wednesday, December 4, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Beeman
Thursday December 5, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Plum Cove
Friday December 6, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Rockport Elementary
Saturday December 7, 10 to noon at Art Haven: Open Day for All
Monday December 9, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Manchester Essex
Tuesday December 10, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: O’Maley
Adult times: December 3rd and December 10th, 6 to 8pm.
Art Haven is located at 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

The Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremony is Saturday, December 14th at 4:30 pm, following the Middle Street Walk

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE CAPE ANN ART HAVEN BIG BUOY PARTY

Friday night, Charlotte and I attended the fabulous Art Haven Big Buoy Party. The family night was lots of fun, with tons of art activities for the kids and mountains of delicious food. Thank you to Traci and the Art Haven team for putting on a great event, and to Sheree Zizak for hosting at Cruiseport!

Running after a 1.5-year-old I was only able to take a few photos, but as you can see from the children’s and young teen’s faces, a fun night was had by all.

Super fun winter vacation at Cape Ann Art Haven & Cape Ann Museum

It’s inspiring to see the creative collaborative energy among downtown Gloucester mainstays. Here’s Cape Ann Art Haven winter vacation line up with Cape Ann Museum: They often work together to present engaging camps and events. The 2018 winter vacation at Art Haven includes visits to the Virginia Lee Burton retrospective and the Cape Ann libraries’ Once Upon a Contest Selections from Cape Ann Reads travel exhibit at Cape Ann Museum. Both shows are ideal context for the camp’s theme: “Imagine and create new worlds!”

Cape Ann Art Haven Cape Ann Museum 2018

So Joey asked about the Parsons Street murals

 

 

Last year Joey wondered about the wall murals on Parsons (walkway between Main and Rogers) added after the 350ft’ street temporary mural.

You can listen to Joey here: GloucesterCast 243 Taped 9/25/17 Timestamped 43:38 Parson’s Street Mural

The Parsons Street wall murals were created by a lot of people including fine artists, teachers, and kids: Jason Burroughs, Laura Donworth, Kyra Moyer, Aiden Symes, Avery Mcniff, Teen Artist Guild, and Cape Ann Art Haven summer kids. One request from the building owner was that they include a reference to Gloucester’s Man at the Wheel as part of the overall composition. The long mural features iconic Gloucester architecture, history and themes (see the great whale!) . The Man at the Wheel depiction was pulled out and featured on its own; locals aware of the former owner’s affiliation with Sam Adams enjoyed the extra nod. Photos above are from 2015.

North Shore Magazine photographs of Gloucester including wall mural (from the whale end) April 2018

 

There are some Parsons Street before and 2015 in process here

 

Continue reading “So Joey asked about the Parsons Street murals”

HERE WE GO! COMMUNITY-WIDE LOBSTER TRAP TREE BUOY PAINTING SCHEDULE

THE BEST LOBSTER TRAP TREE YET! Art Haven’s David Brooks and Crew have created a masterpiece. Shout out to Three Lantern Marine and Fishing for contributing the gorgeous (in holiday co-ordinated colors of red and green) brand new lobster traps. The lobster traps will be auctioned off after the holidays.

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Buoy Painting and Tree Lighting Schedule

East Gloucester Elementary: Wednesday 11/29 – 3:30-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial: Wednesday 11/29 – 3:30-5:00pm
Plum Cove Elemenary: Thursday 11/30 – 3:30-5:00pm
Beeman Elementary: Thursday 11/30 – 3:30-5:00pm
West Parish Elementary: Friday – 12/1 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Saturday – 12/2 – 10:0am – 1:00pm
Rockport Elemenary School: Monday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
O’ Maley Middle School: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm

Lobster Trap Tree LIghting and Party at Art Haven after
December 9th, 4:30 pm, Main St at Lobster Trap Tree
Buoy Auction
January 26, 5-8pm, Cruiseport

buoy painting dates announced for area schools #CapeAnnArtHaven

Hundreds of buoys are primed every year.

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Schedule for the annual lobster trap tree buoy ornament painting sessions held 3:30-5pm (except Sat Dec 2nd). This year includes O’Maley middle school kids!

  • East Gloucester + Veterans Memorial Wed. November 29
  • Plum Cove + Beeman Thursday November 30 
  • West Parish Friday December  1
  • Rockport Monday December 4
  • O’Maley Middle School, Manchester Essex Elementary, & Everyone: Wednesday December 6th 
  • Open for all Saturday December 2nd, 10AM-1PM and Wed Dec 6th 3:30-5

Cape Ann Art Haven paint a b uoy dates announced

 

Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree Comes Down til Next Year

20170218_132436Lisa Smith writes,
Hi Kim,
I took some pictures yesterday of the lobster trap Christmas tree being taken down, and thought you might want to post them on GMG and give a shout out to Art Haven.
A handful of volunteers helped Art Haven’s David Brooks retire the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree for the year. Passers-by commented on how sorry they were to see the beloved tree come down. One women thought that the tree should stay up all year and be decorated seasonally, with shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, and eggs for Easter. David said that would be nice, but the traps are borrowed and the fishermen need their lobster traps back.
Thanks,
Lisa

Nichole’s Picks 12/10 + 12/11

Pick #1: The Middle Street Walk

A full day of fun local activities that culminate with the famous Lobster Pot Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30!

Please CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Middle Street Walk

“Where the Past is Present”

The Middle Street Walk is a community event organized by volunteers and supported by the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, businesses and organizations in the Middle Street neighborhood, and generous private donors.

This year’s Middle Street Walk will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016

The program of the day’s events are posted here so you will be able to plan your day and be able to get the most out of everything that will be going on from 9:30AM until the Lobster Pot Tree Lighting after 4:30.

Programs will also be available the day of the Walk at businesses and organizations participating in the 2016 Middle Street Walk.

ENTIRE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Pick #2: Buoy Painting at Art Haven

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READ MORE HERE

 

Pick #3:  Charlie Brown Christmas at the Larcom Theatre

THE Christmas classic comes to life!

Everyone’s favorite holiday television special LIVE in BCT’s new stage production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.  Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and all the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas pageant and ultimately learn the true meaning of Christmas.  Complete with the little Christmas fir tree, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is a present the whole family can enjoy!  Directed by award-winning Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Artistic Director.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

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To read more or purchase tickets CLICK HERE

 

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

LIFE IS GOOD t-shirt drawn by your kid

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April 15-22 join Art Haven and Life is Good Drawing What Makes Life Good? national t-shirt design competition for kids

  • For kids ages 4 to 12 years old.
  • April 15th and April 22nd at Art Haven, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Drop in as you wish.
  • Art and drawing supplies provided by Art Haven.
  • Parent or guardian must accompany the young artist.
  • Submission and Parental Consent forms provided by Art Haven.