After the success of our first Art in the Park event last year, “Bass in the Grass,” we are announcing our 2021 event, “Hyper Stripers.” Local artists and makers have painted and decorated large fish-shaped profiles that will be displayed outside at our outdoor event at Hale Farm in May and auctioned online. New this year, artists applied to be a part of the event and were juried by a panel. We had more than 80 artists apply and we also had a special category for emerging artists. After we finalized the 34 artists, we paired them with a sponsor.
About the Online Auction
Link for the auction https://www.biddingforgood.com/beverlymainstreets
The online auction runs until May 24 at approximately 9pm. The auction site can keep track of your favorites, auto bid for you, and let you know if you’ve been outbid so you can bid again! Bids within the last 5 minutes will extend the auction closing time 5 more minutes. Winner will automatically pay an additional credit card processing fee of approximately 7.5% on top of winning bid amount. We will get in touch with the winning bidder after the auction closes to arrange for pickup/delivery in Beverly, MA.
Printable handout of all the artwork
Click here to print a handout of all the artwork. The QR code links to the auction site for each piece.
School of Minnows
“School of Minnows” is our new fun and free kids art project! The deadline for dropping off your Minnow at Beverly Public Library was May 2. The Minnows will be on display at Hale Farm. If you labeled your Minnow with an email address, we will contact you about when you can pick up your child’s Minnow. Thanks to Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this event. Thanks to Alanna O’Grady Gibbons for curating this project and creating the outdoor display for the event.
About the event at Hale Farm
Join our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/2817795621883017/
View “Hyper Stripers” artwork at Historic Beverly’s Hale Farm from 11am-5pm on May 8, 9 and 15. The Striper artwork will be arranged on the lawn behind the historic house, so you can walk through and view them all to get started bidding on the online auction.
– We will have a local brewery and food available for purchase from 1-5pm on Saturdays:
May 8 Old Planters Brewing
May 9 Mother’s Day – we will not have a vendor so please support a downtown restaurant before or after you visit Hale Farm!
May 15 Gentile Brewing Co.
– Capacity is limited.
– Please bring your ID if you plan to drink. You must be seated to be served beer and food. No outside food or drink is allowed.
– For safety – All visitors must check in and answer a covid questionnaire. You must wear a mask at all times (unless seated in the beer/food area) and socially distance from staff and other visitors.
– Dogs are not allowed near the artwork.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and talented artists!
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Questions? Please email Heather Wolsey at email@example.com