Arts Abound

It’s not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! Remember your valentine can be your spouse, partner, friend, neighbor, teacher and more. These gift baskets can be customized as you wish. This one including a Love is Give and Take mug, locally roasted Gloucester coffee, a heart face masks, a heart magnet, and some Cha Chas!

21 C Lexington Avenue

Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

Arts Abound

Now that the holidays are over, if you need any unique gift for birthdays, etc.  please shop locally and take a stroll down Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester MA 01930 to Arts Abound 21C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA.  Here are a couple of the items that are new in the store.  Arts Abound still is carry beach towels, blankets, cards, placemats and beautiful stone ware.  Thank you

Thank you for shopping small and local

Wish to thank all who shopped local and shopped small this holiday season.  It is so important to keep our local economy strong.  It is always much more enjoyable to shop  where “everyone knows your name”.

Happy New Year and again thank you.



Magnolia Historical Society Event last weekend before Christmas

There are some great gifts to purchase such as puzzles, beach towels, Magnolia Tee Shirts, Hats, etc.  Hope to see you all there.  Please remember to shop local.

46 Magnolia Avenue

Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

“Magnolia Shoppe” will be open every Saturday from 9-12 at the little red school house.  Come and do some holiday shopping.

Another reason to shop local

The other day we realized our dryer, which is 17 years old, was sounding like a train, the washer was not far behind sounding the same way.  Since the parts are no longer made we knew we needed to buy a new set.  We went to Doyons appliance.  With all the back orders due to the pandemic, we were so pleased our the sales staff helped us find a washer dryer that could be delivered by January 2, 2020.  The prices at Doyons are comparable to the big box stores.  The experience was easy and fun as well.  To be able to sit across a table with a knowledgeable sales person was a treat.  When we need a new stove Doyons will be the place.

Doyons is located at 15 Whistle Stop Way, Gloucester, MA  01930, 978-283-0783.





Merry Storefronts Winter windows: holiday Christmas displays Main Street #GloucesterMA 2020

Selection of Gloucester’s downtown storefronts in morning light and seasonal swag December 2020. 

Did you discover a great find on Ladies Night (all day) last week? 

Establishments include some of the bakeries, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, salons, service, & new shops Main Street, Center and Pleasant:

Banana’s 78 Main St (978)283-8806 (Lady Tannenbaum in the window)

The Brass Monkey 85 Main St (978) 879-4761

Caffe Sicilia 40 Main St (978)283-7345

Cape Ann Olive Oil 57 Main St (978)281-1061

Cape Ann Savings Bank 109 Main St

Charles Fine Art 196 Main St (978) 559-7762

Dogtown Books 132 Main St (978) 281-5599

Emerson’s Barber Shop 6 Center St. (978) 290-3477

Engel & Volkers 120 Main Street

Fireflies Boutique 100 Main St (978)283-1379

Franklin 118 Main St (978)283-7888

Jalapeno’s 86 Main St (978) 283-8228

Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant St 

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative Gallery 121 Main St (978) 283-3996

Main Street Arts & Antiques 124 Main St (978) 281-1531

Mark Adrian Shoe 103 Main St (978) 283-4343

Nelson’s 248 Main St (978) 283-5675

Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant and Bar 64 Main St (978) 559-7638

Pop Gallery 67 Main St (617)458-9345

Salon One 267 Main St (978) 479-9185 

Sample This 116 Main St (978) 865-3873

Sargent House Museum

Shop Loro Boutique (Center Street)

Super Cute Boutique 242 main St (978) 360-2499

TAJ/breakwater Roasters/Backyard Growers 3 Duncan St

Toodeloos! Toy store 142 Main St (978)281-2011

Matthew Swift Gallery 189 Main St (978) 491-7785

Blue River Diamonds 189 Main St

Village Silversmith 138 Main St (978) 283-8811

Virgilio’s Italian Bakery (978) 283-5295

Arts Abound from the Cape Ann Chamber

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Magnolia
This week’s #mylocalma business spotlight is
Arts Abound Magnolia,

Arts Abound features a variety of beautiful and unique artwork from local artists as well as carefully handcrafted gifts such as pottery, hand-painted scarves, hand-carved wooden cutting boards, greeting cards, jewelry, local photography and more. A Glosta embroidered hat designed by owner, Sue Wheeler, is available for purchase in our 33rd Annual Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction. You can view all of Arts Abound’s work online at #shoplocal #capeann #smallbusinesssaturday #meetmeinmagnolia #capeannchamberofcommerce

Shop Local Shop Small

Every time you shop at a locally owned business 68 cents of every dollar goes back into the local community. Now, more than ever, your local businesses need you! Please, shop local this holiday season! We thank you for all of your support! Shop small! Shop local!


Arts Abound new on-line store

Please check out new on line store


Arts Abound
• local art
• handcrafted gifts
• custom orders

Location and Hours

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Monday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Yummy recipe from Cape Ann Olive Store

57 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930


Maple Balsamic & Herb Chicken


  • ¼ cup Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. fresh thyme
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. In small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, thyme, cayenne and salt and pepper. Pour sauce into a large plastic baggy and add chicken breasts. (I like to pound out the chicken breasts to ensure they each have the same thickness so they cook evenly) Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes or even overnight.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until oil shimmers, about 3 to 4 minutes. Using tongs, remove chicken breasts from baggy (leaving the marinade inside) and arrange in the pan. Allow chicken to cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, without moving, so a nice golden-brown crust forms. Flip chicken over and cook the other side for another 7 to 8 minutes. You’ll know the chicken is done when the juices run clear and the inside temp has reached 160 to 165 degrees.
  3. Remove chicken and place on a cutting board to rest then pour the remaining marinade into the heated skillet. Scrape up any brown bits and allow marinade to bubble up and cook, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add chicken back into the skillet, coating well. Serve and enjoy!

Cape Ann Olive Oil Co. will ship any balsamic and olive oil. Go to the link below to connect to our website to place your order. We hope you enjoy this recipe! We appreciate your business.
Rick & Patty Gates

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:

  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


Please check out our website for hours


Arts Abound

21 C Lexington Avenue

Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA  01930


Holiday shopping is just around the corner

Remember to always please shop local.  Please see an example of the some photos that can be made into, puzzles, coasters, placements towels, metal pieces or cards.  Thank you for shopping local.  My items are also at Arts Abound 21 C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA.

If you go on my website

or email me at

Is it time for Christmas Shopping

I am one of the crazy people who like to get my shopping in early.  A couple of stores that have great gifts.

Pauline’s Gift 512 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA  01930

Toodeloos 142 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Arts Abound 21 C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA


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  Also Arts Abound at 21C Lexington Avenue is also selling them.  Shop local

Thank you

Another Towel

Love the face Gloucester’s Man at the Wheel shows so much.  Shop local, you can purchase this towel directly through me directly or at Arts Abound at 21C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930.  These Beach towels make great gifts.  Thank you.


Arts Abound


21 C Lexington Avenue

Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

The holidays are approaching and we can’t be certain that the government
won’t close our shop down again so please think ahead and begin your winter
holiday shopping now. We have some great new items that will be perfect for
folks on your list. Come on in and get a start on your gift giving!


One never knows what each day is going to bring…that’s a fact that we all know
and live with. However, even with that knowledge, some days can throw us for
a loop! I had one of those days on September 20th. I am an avid cyclist; while I
was pedaling along, a driver, blinded by the afternoon sun, smashed right into
me and caused quite a bit of damage to my body. I was airlifted to a trauma
center and spent a while in the hospital. I am home now but still have a bit of
recovery to do. In the meanwhile, I have been blessed to have friends,
especially Kathy, Donna, Laurinda and Karen, and family help me out in
numerous ways. Some of these people, and even a few customers, have been
running the gallery for me. I recently started to work in the gallery again and
have been overwhelmed with all the support I have received. Definitely a silver
lining! Thank you all for all you are doing to help out and for your patience while
I reduce my hours for a bit so that I can get well. It takes a village and Magnolia
is just that place!
Peace to you all, Sue Wheeler, owner

Our Fabulous Artists
Sue Wheeler (owner), Stephanie Mason, Brenda Malloy, Melissa Cox,
Karen Keough, Lisa Knebel, Tin Can Sally, Donna Ardizzoni, Deb
Schradieck, Erik Hahr, Christine Gauthier-Kelley, John Abisamra, Alan
Bourgault, Hermit Hill, Jenny Rangan, Kaitlyn Manley, Claire Perrault,
Karen Watson, and Larry Parsons



Christine’s gorgeous hand-painted silk jacket makes a perfect gift!

Riding the Storm – cold wax and oil painting by Sue Wheeler

Donna’s towels continue to sell like crazy. Wouldn’t they make a perfect gift for
a friend or your grandchildren who visit Magnolia? Donna, our Featured Artist,
continues to help us with running the gallery

Tin Can Sally always amazes us with her earrings, made out of tin cans from all
over the world. She has also recently add beautiful fall leaf pins made out of
aluminum cans!

Laurinda has been a huge help in the shop lately. In addition to her marketing
skills, she is an amazing wildlife photographer and sells her cards at Arts

Iona’s gold grass jewelry, made from protected Brazilian grass that is allowed
to be cut only in September, continues to sell well

Lisa’s gorgeous pottery makes wonderful gifts…we have her mugs, berry bowls,
vases, bowls and more. Karen’s painting, in the background, enhances any

Themed gift baskets are a terrific gift—we can add and subtract items to fit your
budget. This lobster-themed basket is a sure hit for folks who love their


Arts Abound continues to sell many masks! We use super cute fabrics as
seen above. Purchase the masks when you visit our gallery or preorder via the
web link below. We are starting to introduce fall fabrics, including one featuring
the New England Patriots and another with the Celtics.

Check out our new face masks page.


check website for our hours

Our address:
Arts Abound
21C Lexington Ave
Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930
(603) 359-2173