27th Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

Watercolor Painting by Marion Hall of Manchester

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.


About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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One Response to 27th Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

  1. Annisquam Sewing Circle says:

    The 29th Annisquam Art & Crafts Show will be October 12 and 13, 2013, 10a – 5p
    Annisquam Village Hall, 34 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930-1322, admission FREE!

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