Newburyport Art Association’s Sam Sargent Gallery, NewburyportStandout Qualities: As one of the few surviving late-18th-century brick buildings on Newburyport’s waterfront, this is a lovely place to take in local art. With summer portfolio workshops for college students and intro to oil painting, it’s also a thriving art scene. They even have their own book club.
Insider Tip: Don’t miss the third annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, happening in September.
Fun Fact: Newburyport Art Association was founded in 1948 under the leadership of Sam Sargent, a painter, art teacher, and native of Newburyport.
65 Water St., Newburyport, newburyportart.org
Newburyport Art Association’s Sam Sargent Gallery, Newburyport