Sponsor A Banner
Order your banner now! We are now accepting sponsorships for 2021 and we have a limited number of banners available. Deadline is January 15. Please email completed form to Heather.
About banner sponsorship
- Thousands of people a day see the banners on our downtown light poles
- Support the arts – we commission artists to create unique banner designs
- Your sponsorship includes a banner and a sponsor tag with your name on it. Banners will be installed from approximately spring to fall (in order to avoid damage from winter storms, the city cannot guarantee banners will be up in the winter). The heavy-duty banners are 6ft tall and printed with vibrant digital inks. They are hung at key intersections and locations downtown. Banner locations are determined by the city installation team. We buy the highest quality materials but we cannot guarantee damage to the banner or sponsor tag.
- Please email Heather at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Beverly Main Streets would like to thank the City of Beverly for installing the banners and the many banner sponsors for making this program possible.
Art by Alyssa
110 Cabot Street – open by chance or appointment
Beverly Main Streets’ downtown light pole banners have a creative new design, thanks to Beverly artist Alyssa Watters, owner of downtown business Art by Alyssa, located at 110 Cabot Street. Each year Beverly Main Streets works with a local artist to design the light pole banners, which brighten up the downtown and provide sponsorship opportunities for businesses. Alyssa’s design is a painting of a brilliant red cardinal. The banners are currently being installed on more than 60 downtown light poles and include tags featuring the name of the sponsor.
When asked about the banner design, Alyssa said, “This has always been one of my favorite paintings I’ve created. I am proud of the way that I was able to capture the bird with fewer brushstrokes than usual and I love the pop of the red cardinal against the aqua background. I thought the high contrast would make for an eye-catching banner downtown. I think the banners add a liveliness to our downtown streets and help promote the arts that are happening all around us.”
Art by Alyssa combines a love for oil painting with a passion for creating handmade gift products. Originally from Ledyard, Connecticut, Alyssa moved to Beverly in 2003 to attend Montserrat College of Art. From the age of 16, Alyssa has worked in a handful of wonderful gift shops that have helped shape her into the person she is today. After getting her BFA, Alyssa managed one of the leading stationery shops on the North Shore. While running a shop, she also hosted solo art shows, experimented with creating gift products, attended local craft fairs and submitted her products for wholesale at local businesses. In the beginning of 2011, Alyssa left her day job to pursue her growing company full time. Today, Art by Alyssa can be found in shops throughout the country, at local craft fairs and at Alyssa’s pop up events that she curates during the year.
Alyssa enjoys living and working downtown and says, “Downtown Beverly has a lot to offer without having to travel far. I enjoy all of our different restaurant options as well as the growing retail scene and the ability to walk along the coast. I love being an artist in the community I became a part of while attending Montserrat College of Art. Montserrat’s students are an integral part of the culture of downtown. Being one of the alums who are still able to currently live in the city, I am appreciative of the support system we have created for ourselves to help push each other further in our careers.”