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Arts Fest 2015 Exhibition with Featured Artist Alyssa Watters

The jurying is complete and the artists for this year’s Arts Fest Community Exhibition have been chosen.  Endicott College is proud to hostArts Fest 2015:  Community Art Exhibition, a true community collaboration.  A total of 60 artists who live in Beverly, go to school in Beverly, or are affiliated with a Beverly Arts Organization have their works on display all summer in celebration of Beverly Main Streets, Arts Fest Beverly.  Every year a call to artists goes out in March, and this year we were pleased with the many wonderful works submitted. Paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, furniture, fashion, and more, all make up this exciting exhibition highlighting Beverly’s creative residents with most of the works for sale. Artist’s receive full sales during this exhibition, stop by and meet the artists at the reception.  The Featured Artist this year is Alyssa Watters. 

The Arts Fest Exhibition is located in the Grillo Gallery and Desnoyers Overlook at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from Wednesday, June 3 – Friday, August 14, 2015. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday:  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.   A reception will take place on Friday, June 19, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition and the official kick off of Arts Fest Beverly that will take place on Saturday June 20 on Cabot Street, Beverly.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Each year an artist is chosen who exemplifies the spirit of Arts Fest, and this year we are pleased to announce that Beverly artist Alyssa Watters is the official Arts Fest Featured Artist.  Alyssa Watters is an oil painter/entrepreneur living and working in Beverly, MA. Originally from Ledyard, Connecticut, Alyssa moved to Beverly in 2003 to attend Montserrat College of Art, and has now called Beverly home. She graduated in 2007 and has gone on to create and run her own company, artbyalyssa.   As a painter, designer, and entrepreneur Alyssa is an inspiration to all artists who are established and upcoming.  Ms. Watters 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.  Alyssa recently teamed up with Holly from The Salty Cottage, to share a studio workspace 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 Alyssa does visit: Alyssa Watters and the work that she does in Beverly prove that Beverly is and will continue to be a thriving arts district.  Stop by the reception to meet her and on Saturday, you can find her selling her works on Cabot Street with 100 other artists for Beverly Arts Fest.

If you have any questions regarding Arts Fest 2015: Community Exhibition, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or Our website is: for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities.  Arts Fest Beverly:  Community Art Exhibition is in conjunction with Arts Fest Beverly, a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly on Saturday, June 20, 2015 that is fun for the whole family!  The festival includes over 100 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.