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Brush Strokes Art Gallery
14 Prospect St, Marblehead, MA 01945
Brush Strokes Art Gallery features paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photography. It aims to help make connectionsMore between artists, visitors, curators and collectors. Art classes are also offered for students of all skill levels in painting, photography, drawing and mixed media.
Arnould Gallery and Framery
111 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945
A Marblehead presence since 1978, the Arould Gallery and Framery offers a variety of art by local artists as well asMore custom framing. Paintings, prints, functional pottery, glass and more are offered for sale, most with a nautical theme. Art conservation and restoration is also offered.
Gail Giarrusso Fine Art Photography
25 Rockaway Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945
Gail Giarrusso is a Marblehead native who specializes in fine art photography. Because of her ongoing support of theMore Marblehead arts, and participation in events such as gallery exhibits, local farmers' markets and more, Giarrusso's presence is well known throughout the area.
Acorn Art School and Gallery
39 State St, Marblehead, MA 01945

The Acorn Art School and Gallery is an open art studio that offers courses for all ages. It is owned and operated byMore Deborah Highberger; her husband, Jack; and their daughter, Alexi. For the past 16 year the Highbergers have been helping people develop their art skills and assisting them with college portfolios and scholarship programs. The Acorn Gallery has assisted students in receiving $4 million in scholarships. Several of its students have received full scholarships to Boston University.

The after-school program is geared toward children ages 5 - 11. This course teaches the basics of drawing and painting. In a highly supportive environment, the students learn to recognize light, perspective, color and techniques that provide a solid art foundation. Classes are $65 a month.

The next level course is the preportfolio, which is offered to seventh and eighth graders. This course can last up to two years, and is mandatory for anyone wishing to participate in the portfolio course. Students will learn more-advanced techniques, such as measurements and rations of 2D and 3D, drawing from real life, color assignments and the six light concepts. The tuition for this course is also $65 a month.

The purpose of the portfolio class is to create a body of work that completes a professional  portfolio. Through conception and analytics of art, the  student will be prepared for the high demands and expectations of art school. This course will also prepare adults looking for an art-based career. Guest speakers are invited on occasions.  The charge for this course is $125 a month. There is also a week-long intensive figure drawing program.

There are also adult art classes, which are open to all adults who wish to have fun or get serious with art. These courses are less intensive, allowing the adult freedom to learn at his or her own pace in a relaxing environment. During the summer classes are held five days a week for three hours a day and are $25 a class. 

The Acorn Gallery offers a Plain Aire Summer Camp. This week-long program for grades 3 and up teaches on-location art at the Salem Willows. Transportation, materials and snacks are provided.

Marblehead Arts Association
8 Hooper St, Marblehead, MA 01945

Marblehead Arts Association (MAA), founded in 1922 and located in the historic King Hooper Mansion, serves over 500More artistically diverse artist, associate and corporate members. Four galleries of exhibits by association members and guest artists change monthly. Education programs, classes and special events are offered throughout the year. 

The Marblehead Arts Artisan Shop features original art and hand crafted items by local artists including unique jewelry, glassware, pottery, greeting cards and books. The King Hooper Mansion is available to rent for weddings, private parties and business meetings.

Paintings by Michael Ferro
255 Pleasant St, Marblehead, MA 01945
Michael J. Ferro is an award-winning New England watercolor and Sumi artist. His artwork has been displayed throughoutMore New England galleries and homes, as well as in international private collections. Michael Ferro focuses on New England scenery and coastal life; boats, fishing shacks and eastern tides come to colorful life on paper. His work can be purchased as original or as a Giclee reproduction. Ferro will work on commission to replicate your favorite New England Scenery. He additionally teaches workshops across New England and he has taught through the Marblehead Arts Association. Visit ferrocreations.com for more information regarding his current shows and workshops.
Artists + Authors
108 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945

Located in the heart of historic Marblehead, Artists + Authors bookstore offers over 50,000 old, rare andMore out-of-print books for sale. It also boasts a large print gallery that includes some exceptional signed works by 20th century artists. Owner Thom van Horn often hosts art shows featuring works of noteworthy modern and contemporary artists. Van Horn also has over 15,000 titles online and accepts web payments.

Artists + Authors are members in good standing of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MARIAB) and the founder of this very shop is a former member of the MARIAB executive committee.

Harborside House Bed and Breakfast
23 Gregory St, Marblehead, MA 01945

Harborside House offers gracious accommodations and warm hospitality in a great location. Located in Marblehead'sMore historic district, this handsome 1850s home overlooks picturesque Marblehead Harbor. Guests enjoy views of the water from its wood-paneled parlor, period dining room and summer breakfast porch. Two well-appointed guest rooms feature antique furnishings and period wallpaper.

Only a short walk from Harborside House are antique shops, art galleries, shops of local craftsmen as well as a variety of dining choices.

Hostess Susan Livingston offers caring and friendly hospitality. Owner of this home since 1964, she began welcoming bed and breakfast guests in 1985. She is happy to share her knowledge of the Marblehead area and its history.

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