This Weekend in the Arts

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Essex Merchants Group is excited to announce its Best of Essex Online Goods and Services Auction. The auction will go live on Monday June 5th and run until 10:00 PM on Monday June 19th, 2017.

Participants will have the opportunity to bid on over 120 items donated by Essex friends and businesses.

Items include gift certificates from the town’s restaurants and many of its antique shops. Bid on fine art, specialty gift baskets, marine goods, landscaping and carpentry services, concert tickets, museum memberships and more. Fishing charters and cruises on the Essex River are well represented.

Some of the other highlights are a sculpture by Chris Williams; oil paintings by local artists, Teri Eramo of Eventide Fine Art Gallery, Kim Thayer of Thayer Art, Robert Hanlon of Walker Creek Furniture and Art Gallery and Marcia Savory of Savory Scenes; crab cakes and Caesar salad from Timothy Hopkins Catering and Cogswell’s Grant tickets to Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions.

Beginning June 5th, follow this link to the auction

Best of Essex Online Auction 2017 Homepage
Bid in the Best of Essex Auction on over 120 items!

where you can browse, register and bid!

Essex Merchants Group originated in 2008 with the mission of “promoting Essex, Massachusetts as a destination for shopping, dining, recreation and appreciation of its history, natural beauty and open space”.  All proceeds from this auction will be utilized to that end.

For additional information, contact Bob Coviello at: or 978-768-7039.


Unexpected No. 5 Exhibit
North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA

June 12 to July 8, 2017
Reception: Sunday June 25, 2-4 pm

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Fifth Show

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its fifth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Five” at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA. This show features artworks of about 80 artists, works of both the RAA&M’s artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture and photography.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 96 years

Rockport Art Association & Museum
12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966


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