Photos from Saturday evening’s tree lighting event, including several of Traci Thayne Corbett, Art Haven’s director, and her super helpers Lily and Cee Cee. Traci is the person who helps the kids in creating all the fabulous hand painted buoys that adorn the tree.
Traci, Lily, and Cee Cee
Tremendous thanks and huge shout outs to David Brooks, Shawn Henry, Traci Corbett, Warren Waugh, Cape Ann Art Haven, Three Lantern Marine Fishing, Great Marsh Brewing Co, Gloucester Fire Department, the City of Gloucester, and to all the great people volunteering their time and money towards continuing this fabulous and uniquely Gloucester tradition ❤
David Brooks, also known as Spider Man, securing the star atop the tree.
WONDERFUL FUN AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT!
Check out the new starry, starry night interior lights ❤ Posting more photos tomorrow.
Gloucester’s fabulous and fantastic (and the World’s Best) Lobster Trap Tree lighting event is Saturday, December 14th at 4:30 pm. Stop in anytime between 4 to 6 at Art Haven’s Open House for cookies, crafts, and cocoa.
Perhaps Santa will be there!
Friday night, Charlotte and I attended the fabulous Art Haven Big Buoy Party. The family night was lots of fun, with tons of art activities for the kids and mountains of delicious food. Thank you to Traci and the Art Haven team for putting on a great event, and to Sheree Zizak for hosting at Cruiseport!
Running after a 1.5-year-old I was only able to take a few photos, but as you can see from the children’s and young teen’s faces, a fun night was had by all.
It’s inspiring to see the creative collaborative energy among downtown Gloucester mainstays. Here’s Cape Ann Art Haven winter vacation line up with Cape Ann Museum: They often work together to present engaging camps and events. The 2018 winter vacation at Art Haven includes visits to the Virginia Lee Burton retrospective and the Cape Ann libraries’ Once Upon a Contest Selections from Cape Ann Reads travel exhibit at Cape Ann Museum. Both shows are ideal context for the camp’s theme: “Imagine and create new worlds!”
Last year Joey wondered about the wall murals on Parsons (walkway between Main and Rogers) added after the 350ft’ street temporary mural.
You can listen to Joey here: GloucesterCast 243 Taped 9/25/17 Timestamped 43:38 Parson’s Street Mural
The Parsons Street wall murals were created by a lot of people including fine artists, teachers, and kids: Jason Burroughs, Laura Donworth, Kyra Moyer, Aiden Symes, Avery Mcniff, Teen Artist Guild, and Cape Ann Art Haven summer kids. One request from the building owner was that they include a reference to Gloucester’s Man at the Wheel as part of the overall composition. The long mural features iconic Gloucester architecture, history and themes (see the great whale!) . The Man at the Wheel depiction was pulled out and featured on its own; locals aware of the former owner’s affiliation with Sam Adams enjoyed the extra nod. Photos above are from 2015.
North Shore Magazine photographs of Gloucester including wall mural (from the whale end) April 2018
There are some Parsons Street before and 2015 in process here
Continue reading “So Joey asked about the Parsons Street murals”
Photos from Art Haven’s Lobster Trap Tree Buoy Auction fundraiser.
Mayor Sefatia helps celebrates the 10th annual Buoy Auction at Crusieport, a fun evening for everyone.
THE BEST LOBSTER TRAP TREE YET! Art Haven’s David Brooks and Crew have created a masterpiece. Shout out to Three Lantern Marine and Fishing for contributing the gorgeous (in holiday co-ordinated colors of red and green) brand new lobster traps. The lobster traps will be auctioned off after the holidays.
Buoy Painting and Tree Lighting Schedule
East Gloucester Elementary: Wednesday 11/29 – 3:30-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial: Wednesday 11/29 – 3:30-5:00pm
Plum Cove Elemenary: Thursday 11/30 – 3:30-5:00pm
Beeman Elementary: Thursday 11/30 – 3:30-5:00pm
West Parish Elementary: Friday – 12/1 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Saturday – 12/2 – 10:0am – 1:00pm
Rockport Elemenary School: Monday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
O’ Maley Middle School: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Lobster Trap Tree LIghting and Party at Art Haven after
December 9th, 4:30 pm, Main St at Lobster Trap Tree
January 26, 5-8pm, Cruiseport
Hundreds of buoys are primed every year.
Schedule for the annual lobster trap tree buoy ornament painting sessions held 3:30-5pm (except Sat Dec 2nd). This year includes O’Maley middle school kids!
- East Gloucester + Veterans Memorial Wed. November 29
- Plum Cove + Beeman Thursday November 30
- West Parish Friday December 1
- Rockport Monday December 4
- O’Maley Middle School, Manchester Essex Elementary, & Everyone: Wednesday December 6th
- Open for all Saturday December 2nd, 10AM-1PM and Wed Dec 6th 3:30-5
Lisa Smith writes,
I took some pictures yesterday of the lobster trap Christmas tree being taken down, and thought you might want to post them on GMG and give a shout out to Art Haven.
A handful of volunteers helped Art Haven’s David Brooks retire the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree for the year. Passers-by commented on how sorry they were to see the beloved tree come down. One women thought that the tree should stay up all year and be decorated seasonally, with shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, and eggs for Easter. David said that would be nice, but the traps are borrowed and the fishermen need their lobster traps back.
Art Haven Buoy Auction Tonight at Cruisport
Inside of the Lobster Trap Tree.
Pick #1: The Middle Street Walk
A full day of fun local activities that culminate with the famous Lobster Pot Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30!
Please CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
“Where the Past is Present”
The Middle Street Walk is a community event organized by volunteers and supported by the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, businesses and organizations in the Middle Street neighborhood, and generous private donors.
This year’s Middle Street Walk will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016
The program of the day’s events are posted here so you will be able to plan your day and be able to get the most out of everything that will be going on from 9:30AM until the Lobster Pot Tree Lighting after 4:30.
Programs will also be available the day of the Walk at businesses and organizations participating in the 2016 Middle Street Walk.
ENTIRE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Pick #2: Buoy Painting at Art Haven
READ MORE HERE
Pick #3: Charlie Brown Christmas at the Larcom Theatre
THE Christmas classic comes to life!
Everyone’s favorite holiday television special LIVE in BCT’s new stage production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and all the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas pageant and ultimately learn the true meaning of Christmas. Complete with the little Christmas fir tree, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is a present the whole family can enjoy! Directed by award-winning Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Artistic Director.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
To read more or purchase tickets CLICK HERE
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid
April 15-22 join Art Haven and Life is Good Drawing What Makes Life Good? national t-shirt design competition for kids
- For kids ages 4 to 12 years old.
- April 15th and April 22nd at Art Haven, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Drop in as you wish.
- Art and drawing supplies provided by Art Haven.
- Parent or guardian must accompany the young artist.
- Submission and Parental Consent forms provided by Art Haven.
Pick #1: Appleton Farm February Vacation Activities
So many wonderful opportunities for the younger ones at Appleton Farms this February Vacation!
Check out their list of activities below or head to this link to see more.
Sign up for one or sign up for all!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Learn to Snowshoe
Sunday, February 7
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Pick #2: Maritime Gloucester February Vacation Activities
Maritime Gloucester has a lot of fun planned for vacation week. Check out the action HERE
Highlights are sea creatures of Cape Ann for grades 1-5
or Sea Creatures of Cape Ann for Pre K-K
Sea Creatures of Cape Ann is an environmental vacation program. The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday). Students may enroll for a day or for the entire four days. There are two different programs based on age of the students that are offered during the four-days.
Pick #3: Art Haven February Vacation Week
READ ALL ABOUT THEIR ACTIVITIES AND REGISTER HERE
As always, for a more comprehensive list please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
Created by Jon Cooney. See more of Jon’s stellar work on his website at Jon Cooney Productions.