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The American Style Magazine Top Arts Destination In the Country Get Out The Vote

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Last year we helped make Gloucester the number 3 Arts Destination In the Country in American Style Magazine.  This is something we already know obviously but really don’t we deserve to be number one?

With your help and vote it helps the entire community by supporting our local artisans and allowing them another feather in their marketing cap to come visit, check out our vibrant art community and leave some cheddar behind Smile

Like the picture they used in the postcard announcing the contest?  You may recognize it as one of mine. Claire Higgins at seARTS did a bang up job with the design.

Anyway lets support our local artists by voting!

Click on the button below to go vote, and thank you for supporting Gloucester and the arts!

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I just checked out the contest and it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy. Not to mention you could win five hundred dolla yo!

Let’s Do This!

Here’s the presser from seARTS who with Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco have been responsible for putting this initiative into play from the beginning.

2012 American Style “Top Arts Destination” Campaign Kicks Off
In 2011 seARTS, working with the arts community, secured the nomination for Cape Ann/Gloucester as a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine. Thanks to your votes, we won the #3 spot on the list for small U.S. cities. Voting time is here again, and this year, we want to aim for the #1 spot and increase our visibility as an arts destination.
Securing Gloucester/Cape Ann on this list again this year as one of America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations will elevate Cape Ann on the national stage. We have over 2,000 working artists on Cape Ann and a thriving community that celebrates the arts of all disciplines. After all, our Rocky Neck is the country’s oldest continuous working art colony in the U.S. while Rockport draws visitors all year long!

To achieve this distinction, seARTS is requesting the entire community’s help in spreading the word. This is a city-based ranking, but all of Cape Ann was included in the destination information submitted and the article in the magazine.

There are many ways to help before March 3. Here are some suggestions!
1. Go in right now and vote from your computer, your phone, and your laptop! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3YYDSTL
2. Put the link and/or icon at the bottom of all your emails in the signature line!
3. Use the promotional postcard jpeg in your literature and emails: http://bit.ly/ypN3y0
4. Link to the voting icon http://bit.ly/A3MD3D
5. Blog & Tweet the Survey Link
6. Share with your employees
Having this designation gives all of the cultural organizations and artists and businesses a chance to embed the Award in all their literature and promotion around Cape Ann as a branded arts destination. Please contact seARTS to find out more about how you can do this. info@searts.org 978-281-1222.

Gloucester Voted #3 Small Arts City In The Country

I’d like to think that our four posts, the photo I donated and they used in the campaign and the video interview we shot asking folks to vote helped make this happen.

Kristine Fisher placed a call to Anne Robinson who contacted me while she was away on vacation and asked if I could get the publishers of the magazine a decent representative photo for the contest under the wire of the deadline for inclusion of the voting.  They used the photo in the campaign and it is on the website which announced the winners here.

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Here is that photo which I took from our dock at Captain Joe and Sons-

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seARTS should be commended for getting the ball rolling.  This is what happens when we work together for the benefit of our community!  HUGE!!!!!  So huge for The Chamber of Commerce, The Destination Marketing Organization and all of those who promote our great city to point to in their marketing campaigns!

Here is the video we shot to get people to understand how important it was to get out the vote-

And links to the posts in which Jackie,Jo-Ann Castano and Kristine Fisher and I kept putting the pressure on explaining how it helps the people who market our areas job that much easier to promote-

Jo-Ann Castano Writes About The American Style Get Out The Vote

Posted on February 3, 2011 by Joey C

Submitted on 2011/02/02 at 8:36 pm Here is another page online to direct people to. It’s American Style online magazine where POP Gallery in Gloucester is featured. Would be good to get people to post comments on the article. More … Continue reading →

seARTS WANTS YOU! To Vote For Gloucester Video With Jackie Ganim DeFalco and Kristine Fisher

Posted on January 29, 2011 by Joey C

Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco stop by to talk all about seARTS and all of the exciting programs happening including the get the vote out effort to inform people about the American Style Magazine voting for Gloucester. Kristine writes- … Continue reading →

Vote If You Love Gloucester

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Joey C

This is the type of thing that if we win can be used in marketing all over the world. Won’t you vote for your favorite city? Hi Joey. Can this be posted on GMG? ***** Vote for Gloucester and You … Continue reading →

Here’s the article-

AS76 SmallCities Top 25 Small Cities
A newcomer to the Top 25 list, Gloucester is home to museums, galleries and the oldest working art colony in the U.S.

Cape Ann, a thriving arts and cultural destination, lies just 30 miles north of Boston along one of the prettiest stretches of coastline in all of Massachusetts. Billed as one of the last great unspoiled places, its harbors, lighthouses, beaches, coves and coastline have been attracting artists almost from its beginnings in 1623.

Cape Ann’s four communities include Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Gloucester, America’s oldest seaport. “Art is vital to the lifeblood of Gloucester. There are many beautiful places with seashores and harbors but the combination of arts, culture, and industry are rarely so integrated and integral to the life of a city. It makes Gloucester a very unique place that celebrates art in a way that most cities can’t,” says resident and AmericanStyle reader Barbara Silberman. Gloucester is home to a large population of artists, many of whom display their work in Rocky Neck Art Colony galleries and studios. You can visit the Rocky Neck Gallery or enjoy open studios and entertainment during Nights on the Neck, on the first Thursday of the month from June to October.


WHAT’S NEW?

This year an iconic red brick building on Gloucester’s Main Street, known to locals as “The Blackburn,” was transformed into The Cape Ann, also known as “The Annie.” The building was revitalized to promote the arts in the community and serves as a venue for performance and visual display. Located within The Annie is “The Art Parlour,” an expansive gallery space that allows local artists to show their work free of charge.

UP AND COMING

The annual Cape Ann Artisans’ Studio Tour takes place June 18-19 along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport, allowing visitors to meet more than 15 professional artists and see their work where it was created.

The Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival will showcase the juried work of over 175 artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. in the city’s historic Fort Park on Aug. 20-21.

seARTS WANTS YOU! To Vote For Gloucester Video With Jackie Ganim DeFalco and Kristine Fisher

Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco stop by to talk all about seARTS and all of the exciting programs happening including the get the vote out effort to inform people about the American Style Magazine voting for Gloucester.

Kristine writes-

As a community we have a unique opportunity to select Gloucester as a Top 25 Arts Destination in the US……and we need your votes to make it happen!

Please join seARTS’ ( The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts) grass roots campaign to help elevate Gloucester’s visibility as a top U.S. arts destination.   Deadline for voting is March 5th !  Please vote multiple times!  Link below!

One of our interests is to help drive up the cultural/creative economy for all of Cape Ann.  We have succeeded in getting Gloucester nominated as a Top 25 Art Destination in AmericanStyle’s survey.  AmericanStyle is a highly respected national publication focusing on art and travel, and is an excellent resource for artists and art enthusiasts. It publishes the top art events across the country, highlighting select destinations and profiling individual artists.

The readership of AmericanStyle represents the cultural/creative economy that our community is hoping to attract and grow.  Securing Gloucester on their list as one of America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations will elevate Cape Ann on the national stage.  We have over 2,000 working artists on Cape Ann and a thriving community that celebrates the arts of all disciplines.  After all, our Rocky Neck is the country’s oldest continuous working art colony in the U.S.!

Because AmericanStyle’s survey is “city based,” we chose Gloucester, as it has the largest population.  seARTS has been sending weekly e-blasts to our membership requesting folks to vote by March 5, 2011. It is only through votes that Gloucester will secure a place on the list as a Top 25 Destination in AmericanStyle’s spring/summer issue to come out in May 2011.  We are hopeful that you will be comfortable voting “early and often” between now and March 5th.  Here is a link to the voting form.  http://www.americanstyle.com/current-issue/

Please scroll down to the “Small Cities” list and cast your vote for Gloucester!

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 1

The GloucesterCast Episode 1

Click here To Listen or Download The First Episode of The GloucesterCast

Hosts:

  • Joey Ciaramitaro – creator of Good Morning Gloucester and co-owner of Gloucester MA Captain Joe and Sons lobster company
  • Kenny MacCarthy – creator of The Cut Bridge and Gloucester MA real estate agent guru

Joey and Kenny discuss Gloucester / Cape Ann:

  • recent happenings
  • upcoming events
  • local real estate trends
  • dog and pet talk
  • sports, technology, social media
  • anything else that comes up along the way

Want to reach us?

Episode 1 link mentions:

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Give it a listen if you will by clicking on the link above. Knowing that we have a way to go we will appreciate your feedback on what you liked and what we can improve upon. Also feel free to leave suggestions on show topics for next week’s podcast.

The GloucesterCast Episode 1

The GloucesterCast Episode 1

Click here To Listen or Download The First Episode of The GloucesterCast

Hosts:

  • Joey Ciaramitaro – creator of Good Morning Gloucester and co-owner of  Gloucester MA Captain Joe and Sons lobster company
  • Kenny MacCarthy – creator of The Cut Bridge and Gloucester MA real estate agent guru

Joey and Kenny discuss Gloucester / Cape Ann:

  • recent happenings
  • upcoming events
  • local real estate trends
  • dog and pet talk
  • sports, technology, social media
  • anything else that comes up along the way

Want to reach us?

Episode 1 link mentions:

Theme Music

Give it a listen if you will by clicking on the link above.  Knowing that we have a way to go we will appreciate your feedback on what you liked and what we can improve upon.  Also feel free to leave suggestions on show topics for next week’s podcast.