Greenbelt Presents 25th Annual Art In The Barn

June 3, 2014

Artisan Showcase and Sale June –13-15 benefits
Greenbelt land conservation efforts

On June 13-15, Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation will come alive with music, sculpture, fine art, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics and pottery at 82 Eastern Avenue in Essex. From the white farmhouse headquarters to the rustic barn, to the rolling grasslands and walkways overlooking the Essex River, art will transform the grounds as the annual Art in the Barn exhibition and sale returns for its 25th year. Proceeds from the event support Greenbelt’s land conservation mission.

The more than 140 participating artists include renowned local sculptors George Sherwood, Chris William and, Dale Rogers; potters Daphne Borden and Marty Morgan; painters Julia Purinton and Bruce Turner; photographer Dorothy Monnelly, and jeweler Beth Williams. Sale proceeds directly support Greenbelt’s land conservation mission.

The opening reception from 6-8:30 pm Friday, June 13 will feature the music of string  wizard and songsmith E.J. Ouellette & his band Crazy Maggy, with refreshments from the famous Ipswich Ale Tapmobile, Flatbread Mobile Pizza Oven, and the Whoo(pie) Wagon.

Exhibition and sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday June 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday June 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday June 15. Parking is $5 per vehicle for the entire weekend.

Contact: Mary Williamson, Essex County Greenbelt Association, at 978.768.7241 x13 or [email protected]

Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Greenbelt has protected more than 15,000 acres of local land and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved in the last decade.  For more information about Greenbelt programs, or the Art in the Barn Exhibition and Sale, visit or call 978-768-7241.