Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District has received funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to generate our First Annual “Harbortown Arts Festival” over Memorial Day Weekend 2016.
On Saturday, May 28, we are going to work with local artists, downtown businesses, galleries, and coffee shops located within the Cultural District to open new art shows, host gallery talks or open studio time. We want to generate an “art walk” atmosphere up and down Main Street, Pleasant Street, Middle Street and Rogers Street. We will encourage shops to stay open later than usual to take advantage of the increased foot traffic downtown these evening events will bring.
On Sunday May 29 and Monday 30, Harbortown Cultural District will commission artists to produce creative place-making projects or programs in collaboration with a downtown Harbortown Partner. Harbortown Cultural District will be investing $4,000 directly to our creative community through micro-grants up to $500…
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