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Arts Fest 2019:  Community Art Exhibition  
Featured Artist:  Brian Murphy
Tuesday, June 10 – Friday, August 9, 2019
Grillo Gallery and Desnoyers Overlook
Reception:  Thursday, June 13, 5 - 7 p.m.
Music provided by the Cabot Street Creeps with John McLaughlin and Tiger
Gallery Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday:  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Closed July 3 and 4, no weekend hours.
Free and open to the public.

The jurying is complete and the artists for this year’s Arts Fest 2019:  Community Art Exhibition have been chosen.  Endicott College is proud to present Arts Fest 2019:  Community Art Exhibition, true community collaboration.  A total of 68 artists who live in Beverly, go to school in Beverly, or work in Beverly have their works on display all summer in celebration of Arts Fest Beverly, a Beverly Main Streets and Beverly Arts District Event.  The Featured Artist this year is Brian Murphy; chosen to receive this award based on his impact and support to the Beverly Creative Economy.  Brian Murphy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative output includes sculpture, mixed media, furniture and painting. A graduate of RISD, he has worked in the advertising and commercial art world for over 33 years, earning design awards along the way.

Very active in the Beverly and North Shore communities he is a Past President and longtime member of the Beverly Rotary Club, Past President of St. Vincent dePaul Society, Board Member of Good Friday Walk, Board Member of Fischer and Fuel Society of Beverly, North Shore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and former Board Member of Beverly Youth Hockey as well as coach for many youth sports teams. He has also donated his time and talents to Beverly Main Streets and many other Beverly committees and organizations.

Brian Murphy represents the growing creative economy that has emerged in the City of Beverly. The influx of artists and new creative businesses is vital to cities and towns to build community and strengthen productivity. 

For the past eight years, a call for artists goes out in March, and this year we were pleased with the many wonderful works submitted by returning and new artists. Included in this exhibition are paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, a handmade furniture, fashion, mixed media and more, highlighting Beverly’s creative residents.  Many of the works available to purchase, and artist’s receive full sales during this exhibition, stop by and meet the artists at the reception.   The Arts Fest 2019:  Community Art Exhibition is located in the Grillo Art Gallery and Desnoyers Overlook at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts from Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, August 9.  A reception will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition and the official kick off of Arts Fest Beverly that will take place on Saturday, June 15 on Cabot Street, Beverly.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.  This program is funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation, and Endicott College.

This superb exhibition by Beverly Artists contains over 70 works of art with many media represented.  The artists participating this year are:   Brian Murphy – Arts Fest Featured Artist, Andrew Houle, Anthoula Shulman, Dimetrious Athas, Ashley Cole, Billie Jo Gauley, Brett Mason, Britta Magnuson, Cindy Richard, David Tucker, Doris Richardson, Ed Krukonis, Emily Surabian, Emma Roca, Glen Gray, Glen Velez, Heidi Decker, Jacquie Gardner, Jane Bates, Jennifer Toler, Jo Alice Stockwell, Johanna Bohoy, Johnathan Edwards, Judith Klein, Ken Goldstom, Kris Silverstein, Laraine Cicchetti, Leonard Torto, Maria Decker, Maria Lauenstein, Maria Malastesta, Marcia Savory, Martin Lian, Mary Doyon, Melanie Jandl, Meredith Gisness, Michael Miller, Michael Schrenko, Michele Kenna, Nancy Priest, Neil Handler, Paul Trefry, Paula Borsetti, Peter Concannon, Peter Rockwell, Philip Lowe, Randa Dubnick, Ron Pruett, Rob Banks , Samamtha Bigelow, Sandra Bellock Phippen, Sandra Lowe, Sara Roizen, Sheila Concannon, Stephanie Kubish, Susan Plutsky, Suzanne Ulrich, Sydney Smith, Terry Slater, Toni McDonald Fein, and Vivienne Brefini.

If you have any questions regarding Arts Fest 2019: Community Exhibition at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or   our website is: for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities. Arts Fest 2019:  Community Art Exhibition is in conjunction with Arts Fest Beverly, a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly on Saturday, June 16, that is fun for the whole family!  The festival is located in the newly designated Beverly Cultural District, and includes 150 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, art-on-the-spot creations, great food and more! For more information on Arts Fest Beverly, please contact Gin Wallace, Executive Director of Beverly Main Streets, or Heather Wolsey, Marketing Coordinator.

Summer Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday:  9 - Noon
Galleries are closed July 3 - 5, 2019.
No weekend or evening hours.