Newburyport Arts and Culture Shanties

Date: February 28, 2019

A Collaborative Project


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What is this project?

The Newburyport Arts and Culture Shanties Project is a collaboration between Newburyport Arts Organizations, the City of Newburyport, and BLB Custom Builders. The project is funded through the Creative County Initiative, a partnership between the Essex County Community Foundation and the Barr Foundation.

The project seeks to provide a vibrant and historically-based centralized forum for local artists and artisans to collectively join together with the common mission of bringing locally made art to the North Shore region and beyond. By creating an organized artist colony, along with the provision of space to showcase, display, and sell, art, in various shapes and forms, this project aims to foster the growth of an artistically and culturally rich environment that would attract locals and tourists alike, as well as increase profits for artists and local businesses.


Where will this take place?

The project will be installed on a temporary basis on the waterfront near Oldies Marketplace.


When will this take place?

The project will open on Monday, June 17 and will remain until Columbus Day Weekend. The Shanties will be open Monday through Sunday.


Who can participate?

Any artist or artistic organization within Essex County is welcome to apply for use of the Shanties. Application and requirements can be found here 


Any questions or comments please reach out to Sam Trottier,

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