Have you seen the new hand made items at Arts Abound?

Arts Abound, 21 C Lexington Avenue, magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930, has some great handmade art works.  This gallery is a wonderful little store to shop safely and enjoy the local artwork.


Glass Ware

Pillow and beach towel

Beautiful photo from Laurinda Butcher


You can take a change to win this great photo and the proceeds go to the Open Door.  Photo by Laurinda Butcher

Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives 2020 map #GloucesterMA 🚗☕🎄✨⛄Update 5 – Magnolia, Centennial, Maplewood, Madison Ave., Wash., and more!

Awesome – Hope & Joy house vibe is visible on descent Centennial Drive to Blvd

This is the sixth and final in a series featuring Christmas lights on 200+ decorated homes throughout neighborhoods in Gloucester Massachusetts for the 2020 season. Festive displays range from draped garland lights & wrapped trees to elaborate tableaus. Gloucester is beautiful! Streets that are covered in this post:

  • Magnolia area of Gloucester including Magnolia Ave., Hesperus Ave., Western Ave., Linden Ave., Lowe Drive
  • downtown Gloucester blocks including: Centennial Drive, Maplewood Ave., Prospect St., Riverside Ave. block, Washington St., Gloucester Avenue, Mystic Avenue, Madison Avenue (w/ Madison Sq. and Ct., and Springfield St.)
  • neighborhood additions: nearby Elizabeth Road; Abbott Road; East Gloucester- Mt. Pleasant area and East Main; and West Gloucester – Essex Ave.




Abbott Road | East Gloucester additions

West Gloucester additions

Follow links to see scenes from other Gloucester neighborhoods (or follow through to the end of the post and look for/select page 1,2)

Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives Gloucester Massachusetts map 2020. Photos have been added to the Google maps: tour by car or keyboard!

FAQ – how to print

The map is smart phone ready with house pictures. If you want to print the map see below: (1) navigate to the map page URL and (2) click on the three dots menu bar on the upper right. Pull down and select “print” PDF as of 12/7/2020


Puzzle for Christmas

A couple of the puzzle that I have made for gifts.  The Roseway is 500 pieces, the others are 250 pieces.  Each puzzle cost $25.00.  You can either contact me through Good Morning Gloucester or directly at donna@ardizzoniphotography.com.  Also Arts Abound at 21C Lexington Avenue is also selling them.  Shop local

Thank you

Re-Discover Magnolia in the Autumn

When was the last time you came to Lexington Ave?

Sherry’s Corner Cafe
Beauport Hearing Care
Magnolia 525 Tavern
The Magnolia Pub
Shackteau Interiors
Magnolia Community Farmers Market
All Purpose Flowers
Magnolia Library and Community Center
Arts Abound Magnolia

#meetmeinmagnolia #shoplocalshoplex



Arts Abound is excited to announce we are now open for business! After three months of being closed due to the pandemic, our doors open again and we look forward to seeing you all. New products line the shelves, waiting for you to come visit. Check here for our hours and you can always set up an appointment beyond those times. And, we started selling local hand sanitizer which we all need!

WE NOW SELL LOCAL HAND SANITIZER From Ryan & Wood Gloucester-made Ryan & Wood hand sanitizer, paired with a hand-sewn mask or two, makes a wonderful Father’s Day gift. Ryan & Wood is a local distillery that temporarily converted their production to hand sanitizer to help folks stay safe during the pandemic. $40 as shown here with mask.


Father’s Day is June 21. Show your dad how much he means to you! It’s time to start thinking about gifts that would please the dads in your life, whether they are step dad, Boy Scout leader dad, the guy who treats you like a son, your father-in-law, or other. We have plenty of ideas for you including locally roasted Gloucester coffee, gorgeous mugs, cutting boards, hand-sewn BBQ aprons, and of course, baseball, hockey, and golf face masks!

Please stop by the shop or email us to order. You can also schedule a FaceTime session.


Our Fabulous Artists

Sue Wheeler (owner), Stephanie Mason, Brenda Malloy, Melissa Cox, Karen Keough, Lisa Knebel, Tin Can Sally, Donna Ardizzoni, Deb Schradieck, Dave Fernandes, Erik Hahr, Alissa Cohen, John Abisamra, Alan Bourgault, Kaitlyn Manley, Derek Mirabilio, Hermit Hill, Jenny Rangan, and Larry Parsons

21 C Lexington Avenue

Gloucester, Magnolia, MA  01930

Union Congregational Church, Magnolia joins bell ringing in unison Easter Sunday at 10am

Susan Dalton shares a vintage postcard image and message from Magnolia that



Dierdre Savage’s message of the bells was shared. Pastor Abram Kielsmeir-Jones confirmed that the Union Congregational Church, Magnolia will particpate in the bell ringing event 10AM Easter Sunday.

Like Dierdre, Susan explains that she’s originally from New York and “wanted to mention that Magnolia’s Union Congregational Church was missing from the group of photos on your GMG Post.” She lives near that “sweet church” which completed a “recent re-shingling project on their vestry.” Thank you, Susan, for this happy update which also gives me a chance to underscore that the first post included some places of worship in Gloucester, not all. Enjoy photographs of a few more below.

Look forward to hearing the ringing of the bells which is an international effort now. “Tuscany and beyond!”


Arts Abound Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA

Very excited to be artist of the month in June at Arts Abound, 21C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA.  When taking a stroll on Lexington Avenue make sure you visit Arts Abound and see some beautiful artwork by local artists Brenda Malloy and Melissa Cox and many more. Please follow the link below to check out Arts Abound website.