Several new galleries are joining the roster for this year’s free ArtWalk Weekends, which kick off this Saturday and Sunday around Newburyport.
Local artist and ArtWalk coordinator Alan Bull will lead a walking tour of all of the participating locations on Saturday at 3 p.m. The tour will depart from Market Square and will last approximately 90 minutes.
ArtWalk runs from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, tours and special promotions will take place at various galleries, which include:
Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.
Nantucket Stock Exchange, 117 Water St.
Minutia Gallery, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St.
Indigo Artist Studio/Alan Bull Studio, 53 Middle St.
Lepore Fine Arts, 37 Liberty St.
Chameleon, 22 Liberty St.
Valerie’s Gallery, 26 State St.
Sweethaven Studio & Gallery, 25L Inn St.
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square
Signature Art Works, 1 Merrimac St.
The Walsingham Gallery, 47 Merrimac St.
Somerby’s Landing Sculpture Park, on the waterfront
Connor Summers Gallery, 48 Market St.
mythoughtlessness Gallery & Fine Art, 52 Pleasant St.
Sisters We Three, 57 Pleasant St.
Ivy Lane, 31R Pleasant St.
Paula Estey Studio & Gallery, 3 Harris St.
Participants are also encouraged to visit the ArtWalk’s new partner businesses, Plum Island Coffee Roasters, Atomic Cafe, 17 State Street Cafe, Middle Street Foods, Chococoa Baking Co. and Essex Street Inn.
Gallery guide brochures and walking maps are available at all venues and at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, as well as online at www.newburyportartwalk.com.
Additional ArtWalk Weekends are scheduled for June 21-22, Aug. 16-17 and Oct. 18-19.
Photographer shows work at Firehouse
“Photography” by Karen Lynch is being featured through April 20 in the gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts.
Lynch’s photographs are printed on archival canvas and combine conventional techniques with contemporary technology. The exhibit includes images from her recent trip to Southern France.