Super fun winter vacation at Cape Ann Art Haven & Cape Ann Museum

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!”

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LIV AND CHARLOTTE AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Whenever at the Lobster Trap Tree to take a photo or passing by, there is a steady stream of people–families, couples, and groups of friends–stopping to pose and take snapshots. It’s a Gloucester thing for sure!

The tree will be up most likely though the end of January. David Brooks shares that the time of dismantling is weather dependent however, the BIG BUOY PARTY FAMILY FUN NIGHT is Friday January 25th, so don’t wait too long to take a photo at Gloucester’s beautiful (and the World’s Best) Lobster Trap Tree.

Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree – gather round

The lobster trap tree in downtown Gloucester at Main and Pleasant Streets basked in glorious early morning light and festooned with buoys hand painted by kids at Cape Ann Art Haven.

A welcome pause any time any vantage.

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SAVE THE DATES: CAPE ANN ART HAVEN BUOY PAINTING!

Every year the community comes together to have fun, get the paints out and create beautiful buoys for Gloucester’s Holiday Lobster Trap Tree on Main Street and Annual Buoy Auction fundraiser in January.

Thank you to all who come out and join in! It’s a great time for all, and helps make possible all our programs offered year round at Art Haven. We look forward to seeing everyone—old friends and new—again this year!

2018 Buoy Painting

Buoy Painting Dates and Times

Please bring your children to come paint their own unique buoy to adorn our Lobster Trap Tree for this holiday season!

Below are dates for kids by school with extra days for make up and the general public
Location: Art Haven Studios

East Gloucester Elementary: Monday 12/3 – 3:30-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial: Monday 12/3 – 3:30-5:00pm
Plum Cove Elementary: Tuesday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
Beeman Elementary: Tuesday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
West Parish Elementary: Wednesday 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm
Rockport Elemenary School:  Wednesday 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm
O’ Maley Middle School:  Wednesday 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary:  Wednesday – 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm

Open Day for Everyone: Saturday – 12/1 – 10:0am – 1:00pm

LOBSTER TRAP CHRISTMAS TREE TAKING SHAPE (and breaking news of sorts!)

David Brooks and crew spent a solid eight hour day building Gloucester’s famous lobster trap tree, the one and only lobster trap Christmas tree decorated with hand painted buoys by local children and artists. They will be returning tomorrow to finish up, weather permitting. Lending a hand this afternoon when I stopped by to take snapshots were Mark Schlichte, Shawn Henry, Jake Hennessey, Peter Asaro, Jason Burroughs, and David Brooks. If you see these guys around town, let them know how awesome you think they are!

 

The exciting news is that this year we will be enjoying COLORED lights!!! Although white holiday lights are wonderful and beautiful, it just seems to me that colored lights on our lobster trap tree are more festive and compliment better the hand painted buoys. For the past several years, the tree was decorated with white lights and I am glad to see they are mixing it up with colored lights this year. What is your personal preference?

Did you know that it costs approximately $800.00 for lights each year? The cost seems relatively modest when you think about the delight and wonderment this most unique of holiday trees and accompanying buoy painting brings to our community. If you would like to help with the expense of the lights, please contact David Brooks at 978-335-2219. Thank you!

This year’s tree lighting takes place on December 8th, from 4:30 to 5pm.

So Joey asked about the Parsons Street murals

 

 

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

 

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GloucesterCast 264 with Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Nichole Schrafft, Erinn Whitmore, Kim Smith, Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/28/18

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GloucesterCast 264 with Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Nichole Schrafft, Erinn Whitmore, Kim Smith, Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/28/18

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Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Meat Hoodie Gift From Rick Doucette

YMCA TEEN LEADERS CANS/NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DRIVE IS CLOSING IN ON THEIR GOAL!

Nichole’s Picks- February School Vacation Ideas: Providence Bruins, Dave and Busters, Nestlenook Farm Jackson NH, Patriot Place Hall of Fame, Ice Skating, Bass Pro Shops, Bodaborg, Escape This Live, The Escape Room, Tubing At Nashoba Valley, Amesbury Sports Park, Stray Boots, Geocaching.

Erinn Whitmore- www.growlinc.org 
Coyote Meeting At The  Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on February 26th at 7pm
Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction
The Female Snowy Owl On The Back Shore
Warren Waugh auctioned off Patriots Tickets With The Proceeds Going To Alzheimer Association
Mile Marker and noticed they have Family Night every Tuesday 5-8 PM : swimming and fun for the whole family.  Kids pay their age and no one pays more than $10 at the Aqua Room.

They also have an upcoming Wine Dinner Feb 22: https://capeannmarina.com/event/winter-wine-dinner/      and other special events.

The Bridge Cape Ann ran a great benefit last night and we learned Left-Right-Center!  We’ll be on the lookout for other events they run  https://www.bridgecapeann.com/

Sandpiper Bakery comes through with twice baked almond croissants (Pat and Jimmy Placed An order
https://www.sandpiperbakery.com/

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SNEAK PEAK BEAUTIFUL ART HAVEN ARTIST’S BUOYS PREVIEW AT CHARLES GALLERY -By Kim Smith

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Last night the opening for the fabulous show featuring the Art Haven Lobster Trap Tree Artist’s Buoys was held at the Charles Fine Arts Gallery. The buoys are painted by some of Cape Ann’s finest artists and are displayed either with works of art by the artist or with paintings that correspond in some way to the buoy.

The buoys are on display through the weekend of 20th-21st and people can call the gallery to place bids. Charles Fine Arts Gallery is located at 196 Main Street, Gloucester, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, or by appointment (978-559-7762).

The Cape Ann Art Haven Lobster Trap Tree awesome fun family buoy auction event is Friday, January 26th, from 5pm to 8pm at Crusieport. 

GloucesterCast 259 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/10/18

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GloucesterCast 259 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/10/18

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Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Brother’s Brew Donuts and Bloody Marys

DPW Shoutout- Jim Cantore

Mayor Exploring Disaster Relief

GoFundMe Page For Ruined Cars At Gloucester High School

Ronda Faloon Resigning From The Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction-Join us at this year’s Buoy Auction
Come celebrate Art Haven’s tenth year at this year’s Auction at Cruiseport in Gloucester, January 26th, 5-8 p.m.

Kim Went To The Franklin

Breaking News The Niles Pond Swan Is A Male Not A Female

Tacos Lupita

Destinos Happy Hour

Big Push For Cats In The House

Montreal Dilemma Bruins/ Habs or Patriots Playoff Game

Canada Goose Jacket Justification Here’s a Link

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#GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP TREE AT TWILIGHT

Our one of a kind Lobster Trap Tree at twilight on Monday evening.

WEDDING BELLS FOR MOLLY ROSS AND RYAN STOKES AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Thank you to Sheree Zizak, owner of the Beauport Hotel, who shared that the bride and groom that braved Saturday’s snowstorm to have photos taken in front of Lobster Trap Tree are Molly Ross and Ryan Stokes. Molly and Ryan held their reception at the beautiful Beauport Hotel.

Many of us marveled at how relaxed were the wedding party, especially the bride and bridesmaids, wearing sleeveless dresses and gold heels in the slush and freezing snow. Art Haven’s program director Cathy Kelley, on the spur of the moment, quickly painted a buoy with wedding rings and the date, and David Brooks presented the buoy to the happy couple. Congratulations Molly and Ryan!

MORE PICS FROM #GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING FESTIVITIES!

Last batch of photos from the festive and fabulous Lobster Trap Tree preparations, lighting, and party. Go see–the tree looks beautiful day or night. Hats off and thank you to David Brooks, Shawn Henry, Traci Thayne Corbett, Cathy Kelley, and every one of the volunteers who have created this wonderful holiday tradition for all to enjoy! See you at the Buoy Auction at Cruiseport on January 26th!

EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX… LIVE FROM #GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP BEST EVER TREE LIGHTING

Simply Beautiful!

WEDDING PARTY AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE!

A wedding party shows up during the Lobster Trap Tree lighting preparations and David Brooks has on hand a buoy to give to the newlyweds 🙂

RAIN OR SNOW, COME ON DOWN FOR LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT!

Despite the soggy wet snow and freezing temperatures, the Lobster Trap Tree lighting is taking place right on schedule. Caroling begins at 4:30.