Arts Fest Beverly 


ARTS FEST 2015 - SATURDAY, JUNE 20th, 2015


Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family - including over 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, art-on-the-spot creations and food trucks. Arts Fest is rain or shine - in case of bad weather the artists set up inside downtown locations.

Call to Artists goes out in in February 2015. Want to be included when we send out the call to artists? Send an email to

Attention Artists - We're already getting a high volume of emails and calls, but we are not responding to Arts Fest inquiries yet. We can't wait to send out the call to artists in early February which will answer all of your questions. We're looking forward to another fantastic Arts Fest on June 20, 2015. Thanks for your patience while the committee works to finalize the details for you in order to make Arts Fest even better this year! 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US AT ARTS FEST 2014 - By all measures, Arts Fest Beverly was a huge success this year! We were lucky that the rain moved out early and thousands of people came out to shop and buy from our juried artists and fine crafters, make their own art masterpieces and enjoy great music and kids’ activities. 

Arts Fest happens because we have an amazing team of volunteers who plan the event for 8 months, then on the day of the event they show up at 6am to set up, clean up and do every job in between. This year, our committee was led by Kathleen Moore and Heather Wolsey. Tireless committee members included Joanna Scaparotti, Deanna Pierpan, Suzie LaMont, Sandra Griffel, Jan Preston, Gayel Cote, Kelly Johnson, Savery Kelley and Tracy Valletti. 

At the festival, a hundred little jobs need to be done to make sure everything goes smoothly. Our volunteers kept the food court clean, put signs around town, carried heavy tables, helped vendors set up their canopies, took photos, sold raffle tickets and even directed the limo of a bride who got married in the middle of the day at St. Mary’s. Thank you to Joyce Moore, Nancy Putnam, Brad Jones, Mary Lou Ferriero, Amy Fafard, Susan and Andrew Whitelocks, Jacquie Spector, Caitlin Duggan, Eileen Duggan, Mary Grant, Julia Campbell, Day Ann Kelley, Brenda Murphy, Alyse Klappenbach, Irene Christ, Pat Allen, Georgia Bills, Steve Galante, Amanda Hynes, Donna Musumeci, Dan Boschen, Charlie Boschen, Jessica Susan, Greg Bishop, Margot Rogers, Joyce Tat, Tara Zraunig, Adam Bates, John Farrell, Julie Chechik, Tim Short, Keanu Burke, Charles Nastasi, Gayla Bartlett, Sue Goganian, Nick Zarkades, Terese Trapani, Steve and Barbara Sanborn, Jo Broderick, Laddie Weld, Dalton Young, Paulette Fraizer, Larry Ralph, Dan Brosnan, Joe Zelloe, Jack Zelloe, Cheryl and Tony Sydorko, Dan DeAngelis, Mindelynn Young and Craig Hovey.  

Our annual kickoff party to celebrate the artists, our sponsors and volunteers was held at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, a perfect setting for an arts festival party! Dr. Richard Wylie and Kathleen Moore were gracious hosts for the evening which also serves as the opening reception of the summer-long Arts Fest Beverly Community Art Exhibit. This inspiring exhibition showcases work by artists who live, work or study in Beverly. Check for details and hours. We also introduced Leighton O’Connor, our Arts Fest featured artist for 2014. Leighton’s photography is a highlight of the exhibition and not to be missed!

Arts Fest relies on community sponsors to fund the event. This year, our major “Masterpiece” sponsors were TD Bank (America’s most convenient bank!) and Endicott College. “Van Gogh-Getter” sponsors included Beverly Hospital, Beverly Bank, Brookwood Financial Partners, City of Beverly, Dunkin Donuts/Serpa Family, Goldberg Properties, Salem Five, Windover Construction, Eastern Bank, Marblehead Bank, R & L Associates, YMCA of the North Shore, Glovsky & Glovsky and North Shore Bank. “Show Me the Monet” sponsors include the Beverly Rotary Club and Wicked Art Bar. “Picasso’s Patrons” included Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, DiBiase Homes, Landmark School and The Salem News. Friends of Arts Fest were Art Supplies Wholesale, Gentle Dental, Jubilee Yacht Club, Siemasko + Verbridge, St. John the Evangelist School, Temkin Financial Group, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, and the Waring School. Our major in-kind sponsors included Andy Bablo, BevCam, Beverly Recreation Department, Casa de Moda, CCI Reprographics, Dane Street Church, First Baptist Church, Greater Beverly YMCA, Henry’s Wine Cellar, Herman A. Spear Post 331, Jacquie Spector Photography, John Archer / Archer Insurance, Lampert’s Sportswear, Maria’s Pizza, Montserrat College of Art, Plum Consignment, Todd’s Sporting Goods and Ward’s Florist.

And finally, thanks to the community for coming out and enjoying Arts Fest Beverly!

Arts Fest 2014 Performance Schedule on Cabot Street

  • 10:00 – 4:00 DJ Lanie Mac 
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Briscoe Bellas all girls a cappella performance 
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Magic Show by Stephanie Beach 
  • 1:00 – 1:30 Cape Ann Improv 
  • 2:00 – 2:30 Magic Show Encore by Stephanie Beach 
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Greg Coles – Picante Soul, a Band for Dancers

Arts Fest 2014 Food Vendors (located in the outdoor food court in the parking lot on Pond Street behind Brown's Bikes):

  • Anmol India
  • Grillicious
  • Hot Dog Jamboree
  • Taqueria La Victoria
  • The Wild Horse
  • Winfrey’s Fudge 
  • Atomic Cafe (outside by their store on Cabot St)
  • Restaurants and coffee shops in the Arts Fest area will also be open

More Fun Things to Do at Arts Fest 2014

2014 NEW: Limited edition T-shirts featuring Leighton O’Connor’s stunning photograph of a Friendship sloop racing by Beverly's Hospital Point lighthouse will be sold at the Beverly Main Streets tent in front of Archer Insurance. For only $25, you can buy a T-shirt to help support Arts Fest!

2014 Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Beverly Main Streets tent. Support Arts Fest with a chance to win a basket of fine arts and crafts donated by our Arts Fest artists!

  • 10:00 – 4:00 Free Kids’ Activities at Ellis Square
  • 10:00 – 12:00 103.3 Amp Radio “Hip Trips” with free games and prizes
  • 11:00 – 1:00 “Balloons by Brian” free balloon animals at Ellis Square
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Mix 104.1 Ice Cream Truck with free ice cream samples

2014 “Art on the Spot” Activities

  • NEW: Stop by Wicked Art Bar's "Wicked Quick Art!" tent and create your own painting on an 8x10 canvas! Free, fast and fun painting lessons all day. Recommended for kids ages 8+ and adults.
  • Free screen printed tote bags by Montserrat College of Art at Ellis Square
  • DIY sidewalk chalk drawings at Ellis Square
  • NEW: Mingo Gallery and Custom Framing will be hosting a free book making workshop with Cory Wasnewsky, recent graduate of Montserrat and owner of Three Cheers Press. Cory will be on site from 11-2 (or while supplies last) doing a demo on basic book binding.

Before or After Arts Fest 2014, enjoy other downtown events:

  • 8 – 4  Annual Home Improvement Tent Sale at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply (97 River St)
  • 12 – 2  Beverly Bike Committee Bike Drive (Beverly Common)
  • 4 – 8  Furniture Institute of Massachusetts Graduation and Open House (116 Water St)

2014 Arts Fest 2014 Map

Click here for a printable map

Reserve your 2014 Arts Fest T Shirt! Limited edition T shirts featuring Leighton O'Connor's photo of the Hospital Point Lighthouse are available for only $25 for both men's and women's sizes. Click here for the order form. 


Click here for a copy of our 2014 brochure that will be featured in area vistor centers! Funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. This brochure was made possible by a grant administered by the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.



Thank you to our Arts Fest 2014 sponsors!

Major Sponsors

“Van Gogh-Getters” Sponsors

Beverly Hospital, a Member of Lahey Health

Beverly Bank

Brookwood Financial Partners

City of Beverly

Dunkin Donuts/Serpa Family

Goldberg Properties

Salem Five

Windover Construction

Eastern Bank

Marblehead Bank

R & L Associates

YMCA of the North Shore

Glovsky & Glovsky

North Shore Bank

“Show me the Monet” Sponsors

Beverly Rotary Club

Wicked Art Bar

Media Sponsor

The Salem News

“Picasso’s Patrons” Sponsors

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

DiBiase Homes 

Landmark School

“Friends of Arts Fest” Sponsors

Art Supplies Wholesale

Gentle Dental

Jubilee Yacht Club

Siemasko + Verbridge

St. John the Evangelist School

Temkin Financial Group

Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College

Waring School

In Kind Sponsors

103.3 Amp Radio Hip Trips

Andy Bablo


Beverly Public Library

Beverly Recreation Department

Casa de Moda

CCI Reprographics

Dane Street Church

First Baptist Church

First Parish Church

Greater Beverly YMCA

Henry’s Wine Cellar

Herman A. Spear Post 331, American Legion

J. Campbell Social Marketing

Jacquie Spector Photography

John Archer / Archer Insurance

Lampert’s Sportswear

Leighton O’Connor

Memorial United Methodist Church

Mix 104.1 Ice Cream Truck

Montserrat College of Art

Plum Consignment

Salem Plumbing and Designer Bath

Suzie LaMont

Todd’s Sporting Goods

Ward’s Florist 

Arts Fest 2014 Exhibitors

A House of Suds
Abby Berkson Ceramics
Alexandria Noel
All Natural Gourmet Dog Treats
Ancient Echos Arts
Andrea Dalton
AnnaJanessa PhotoArt
Aron Leaman Custom Art Glass
Art Erich
Ben Stebbings
Beverly Arts Guild
Bumblebelly Designs
Can't Resist Pillows
Ceramics by Sibel
Chelsea Fire Hot Sauce
Chikako Designs
Clang Creations
Copper Cactus
Cottage on the Coast
Cozy Cotone
Custom Wood Works
Daniel Sklar
Danvers Art Association
Dasken Designs
Deborah MacFail Designs
Designed by Lainie
Elizabeth Black
Ernie's Walking Sticks
European Handicraft
Ferruzzi Design
Furniture Institute of Massachusetts
Good Mojo Tattoos
Goodness Remedies  
Green Phoenix Threads
Guilday Glass
Haiti Projects
Handcrafted Pewter
Harary Glass Studio
Harmony Winters Jewelry
Heart to Hand Creations
Heather Littlefield Photography
Heavenly Cranes Jewelry
Howland Studio
Images, Voyages, Impressions
Iris Design
Jennifer's Handmade Soap
Jing's Gems
Karol Peralta Jewelry
Katharine Schmeck
Kaya's Kloset
Leighton O'Connor - Featured Arts Fest Artist
Levene Designs
Lisa Made It
Little Owl Arts
Lucky Fish Studios
Luna Moss
Marbled Art Essentials
Mei Mei of Lexington, Fine Handcrafted Jewelry
Merrimack Valley Essentials
Michael Savageau
Mikael Rowe Jr. Studio
Mingo Gallery
Nancy Reid Carr
Nurabella Jewelry
Periodically Inspired
Photography by Jeannine Pelkey
Pink Pigeon Creations
Pleasant St Studios
Positive Energy
Positive Energy
Random Acts of Jewelry
Rex Holsapple Photographer
RLR Custom Glass Pendants
RocklenDesigns Mobiles and Jewelry
Rumery Woods
Sawdust Sisters
SeaSalt Design
SeaSchell Design
SepiaLepus Illustrations
Sew Me a Memory
Shalupe Foundation
Shari Zabriskie Pottery
Stone Street Tye-Dye
Storybook Treasures
Studios at Porter Mill
Tamara Gonda
Teresa Capela
The Patterned Peacock
Tracy Levesque Fine Arts
Tricopot Designs
Twigs and Heather
Twitch and Whiskers
Veena Chander
Woburn Guild of Artists

We are no longer accepting artist or food vendor applications for Arts Fest Beverly 2014.  If you have any questions, please email Heather Wolsey at Please note we are not responding to 2015 inquiries yet. Thanks!

Please note - No solicitation of any kind is allowed at Arts Fest. Only vendors who are approved by the Arts Fest Beverly committee are allowed to sell or give away merchandise at Arts Fest. Events and vendors are subject to change.

Funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

Advertising was made possible by a grant administered by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.