The quiet village of Annisquam comes alive each Columbus Day weekend (for the past 26 years!) when it presents the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show. This weekend, celebrate the spirit of Christopher Columbus by exploring…an ideal starting place is the Village Hall in Annisquam at 34 Leonard Street. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 (10AM-5PM).
Forty local North Shore and New England artists and artisans will be displaying and selling their handcrafted items which include pottery, jewelry, fabric arts, children’s toys, jams, photographs and paintings.
A few of the local artists displaying their special visions are Ann Ziergiebel, Anne Marie Crotty and Laurie Fielding. Margaret Derby will show her luxurious and colorful scarves from unique fabrics while Camilla MacFayden will offer her exotic seaweed printed silk scarves and nature inspired T shirts. Illustrator Penny Neal will share her whimsical animal prints and note cards, and Kenn Tarr – “Gramps in the Attic” – will lure other grandparents to invest in wooden toys for their grandchildren. Fans of ceramicist Helen Beal, can look forward to a new design. Pearce Design will tempt you with their classic and contemporary jewelry designs. These and many other exhibitors’ work will captivate and reward you for your search. And did you know that Annisquam/Rocky Neck artist and Good Morning Gloucester contributor, E.J. Lefavour will be exhibiting her work there too?
This much anticipated annual event brings you a chance to discover new worlds of art, a new way to interpret the world around you, a sense of adventure, AND a head start on holiday shopping! A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Annisquam Village Church, Cape Ann’s historic Third Parish, established in 1728. There is no entrance fee and the facility is wheelchair accessible.
It’s a great time of year to visit Annisquam, and the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show is a great reason to visit.