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Title: Newburyport ArtWalk

Location: Downtown Newburyport & Valerie’s Gallery

Description: The next Newburyport ArtWalk event is Saturday, June 28th from 3pm-7pm and will have a theme of Art and Garden.

ArtWalk events are self-guided walking tours of the 15 participating galleries. At many galleries artists will be in attendance to discuss their works and exhibits of new works are being presented. Light refreshments will also be available.

Participating galleries include: Bridge Gallery, The Churchill Gallery, Child at Heart Gallery, Indigo Artist Studio, The Walsingham Gallery, the Newburyport Art Association, Valerie’s Gallery, Off the Wall, Spirit of Newburyport Gallery, Ferry Wharf Gallery, Connor Summers Gallery, the Firehouse Center, Somerby’s Landing Sculpture Park, Lepore Fine Arts, and Chameleon.

Bridge Gallery – Featuring two shows: “Kaleidoscope” featuring pastels by Bridge Gallery artist Kim Henry and “Floral Abundance” featuring paintings of local gardens, bouquets and  flower displays. Guitarist Donna Ricci will play from 5-7 pm.  Refreshments from 3-7.

Chameleon – Chameleon will be presenting new work by artist Julia Purinton with a reception to meet the artist from 5pm to 7pm Saturday. The work will be on display through the month of July.

Child at Heart Gallery – Swinging with flowers and butterflies or reading stretched out in the pedals of an iris, the wondereous paintings of Irena Roman will be featured at Child at Heart Gallery, 48 Inn St. Newburyport for the Saturday, June 28 Newburyport ArtWalk, 3 to 7 pm.

Illustration teacher at the Mass College of Art, she leads her class through the production of the Say Good Night to Illiteracy book art. Please call: (978) 462-5554, or visit:

Churchill Gallery – Our Summer Artwalk, Newburyport’s second of four this year, will feature new work by gallery artists. We are delighted to welcome four exceptional new artists to our roster: Peter Batchelder, Logan Hagege, Laura Litwa Holden and Shoshannah White.

Reception June 28, from 3pm-7 pm.

Connor Summers Gallery – “Flora and Fauna” exhibit at the Connor Summers Gallery on 48 Market Street behind St Paul’s Church in Newburyport. For more information, please call: (978) 462-9196.

Ferry Wharf Gallery – Ferry Wharf Gallery, 1R Water St., presents The Creative Photography of Karen Lynch. Created with an Impressionist’s Eye toward nature, Lynch’s vibrant collection celebrates her affinity for natural beauty, fine detail, and compelling images. The show, entitled “Darkroom to Digital”, is the photographer’s tribute to her professional photographer parents.The public is invited to the Artists’ Reception during the ArtWalk from 3pm-7pm. For more information, please call: (978) 462-2740, or visit:

Firehouse Center for the Arts -  The Firehouse Center for the Arts presents “Out in the

Open Secrets,” the debut of new work from Main Rings Island resident Lane Williamson. Williamson, who lives and paints on an island several miles out to sea creates landscapes lauded for their searing beauty and turbulent emotion. Show extended through June 29. Open on Saturday, June 28 until 7:30 pm.

Indigo Studio -  Indigo Artist studio artists, Mary Pollak and Lillian Coolidge, are planning a colorful showing of new monotypes and paintings referencing nature and landscape for the upcoming ArtWalk. A range of work on canvas and paper will be exhibited. The Studio/gallery will be open from 11-7 pm, Saturday, June 28 at 53 Middle St. An array of garden delights will be on hand for visual and edible enjoyment.

Lepore Fine Arts – American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries in a gallery overlooking Newburyport’s historic waterfront.

Newburyport Art Association – The Newburyport Art Association presents two shows: “Through Our Eyes,” NAA Photo Interest Group show and sale in the Sargent and Hartson Galleries from June 25 through July 9, with a reception June 28 from 7-9pm. And featured in the Laura Coombs Hills Gallery is “Seductions,” botanical and landscape photographs by Paul

Osborne and Catherine Davis, June 24-July 9, with a reception June 27 from 7-9pm.

Off the Wall – Off The Wall is featuring a new artist: Floral photographer Pamela Mansell. She will be present for the ArtWalk. We also now carry Beach Plum Too foral arrangements. You can find them at the Tannery here in town.

Spirit of Newburyport Gallery – Featured exhibit for the June 28th ArtWalk will be a debut sample of Jon’s latest designs entitled ‘Gardens of Newburyport’. This will be the last open house exhibit by the ‘Spirit of Newburyport Studio’ at the historic ‘1729 Counting House’ at 49 Water

Street. Please see web site for more details at:

Valerie’s Gallery – is pleased to present printmaker Matthew Smith who will be on hand from 4 to 6 pm. Matthew’s innovative technique of copper block etchings has made him a favorite of our gallery and we hope you will join us in this opportunity to see new work and meet the artist.

Walsingham Gallery – offers a distinctive collection of original art and sculpture.

The next ArtWalk event will be August 23rd with a theme of Art and Music to include live musical performances; and October 25th with a theme of Art and Harvest.

Galleries are open year round and offer a brochure with map that shows a convenient walking tour of all gallery locations in town. The map may be downloaded from our website as well as picked up at galleries, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, and various restaurants and inns. Look for more details on all upcoming special events at:

Start Time: 15:00

Date: 2009-06-28

End Time: 19:00