Alumni News: Alyssa Watters ’07 is Featured Artist at Arts Fest Opening Night Reception

June 15, 2015

Montserrat College of Art alumna Alyssa Watters ’07 has been chosen to be the featured artist at Beverly’s Arts Fest 2015. Please join the annual Arts Fest Opening Night Party at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, on Friday, June 19, 5 – 7:30 pm where Watters will be recognized. This is always a fun night as we kick off Arts Fest and celebrate the local talent we have here in Beverly. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be available for your pleasure! No RSVP is necessary.

As The Arts Fest Featured Artist, Watters will be given a prominent space at the Arts Fest Exhibition at the Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from Wednesday, June 3 – Friday, August 14, 2015. Gallery hours are: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 12 pm, Closed: July 3.

This beautiful painting is by the 2015 Arts Fest Featured Artist, Alyssa Watters. Alyssa is a graduate of Montserrat College of Art and just opened a new studio space at 110 Cabot Street. Several of Alyssa’s works will be on view at the party and all summer long at the Arts Fest Community Exhibition which Endicott College hosts in the Carol Grillo Gallery.

The Arts Fest 2015: Community Art Exhibition is a juried exhibition, open to all artists who live in Beverly, work in Beverly, go to school in Beverly, or have an affiliation with an arts organization in Beverly. Young artists are given the opportunity to exhibit their works alongside professionals.

Watters is an oil painter/entrepreneur living and working in Beverly. Originally from Ledyard, CT, she moved to Beverly in 2003 to attend Montserrat College of Art, and has been there ever since. She graduated in 2007 and has gone on to create and run her own company, artbyalyssa. As a painter, designer, and entrepreneur Watters is an inspiration to all artists who are established and upcoming. Her work is an excellent representation of the fine art that is created in Beverly. A multi-talented artist, she has been successful not only in the fine arts, but has created her own gift product line that is available for wholesale and retail across the country. Using her original images she creates calendars, coasters, magnets, and cards. Watters recently teamed up with Holly from The Salty Cottage, to share a studio work space at 110 Cabot Street. The pair plans to use the space to produce their products and fulfill orders, meet with clients by appointment and host pop-up shopping events at different times throughout the year. To learn more about what Watters does visit: