Oregano has a long-standing relationship with the NAA, acting as a rotating exhibition space for members’ art. While the artists gain exposure and an opportunity to reach potential clients, Oregano and several other businesses get constantly changing, professional decor.
“Believe it or not,” Elias said, “I’ve been told by almost every artist we exhibited that they sold one or two pieces directly from displaying at Oregano.”
Bachrach points to that communal appreciation as part of the reason that Newburyport’s artists have been so successful: a high quality of life and abundance of scenic views, combined with a generous community of patrons who appreciate the value of original art.
If you go
What: “Artful Feast” fine art auction
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Previews tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.
How much: $35 general admission, $50 for reserved seating and a VIP gift pack
More information: www.newburyportart.org or 978-465-8769