For 27 years, the quiet village of Annisquam has come alive each Columbus Day weekend when it presents the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show. This weekend, celebrate the spirit of Christopher Columbus by exploring, and an ideal starting place is the Village Hall in Annisquam at 34 Leonard Street Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
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 Manchester watercolorist, Marion Hall, 13-year old Teddie Moskall from Gloucester with his beautiful photography cards, Kenn Tarr “Gramps in the Attic” with his always popular crafted wooden toys, and Annisquam/Rocky Neck artist, E.J. Lefavour with her aerial Cape Ann photography and just published Tales of Bong Tree Island book.
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 local 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 is a great time of year to visit the lovely village of Annisquam, and the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show is a great reason to visit. The Annisquam Exchange at 32 Leonard Street will also be open on Saturday, so you can stop by there too if you haven’t been recently.