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Arts Fest 2018: Community Art Exhibition at Endicott College with Featured Artist Aime Pope

"Very Hungry Cookies" by Aime Pope
A total of 72 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 jurying is complete and the artists for this year’s Arts Fest 2018:  Community Art Exhibition have been chosen. Endicott College is proud to present Arts Fest 2018: Community Art Exhibition, true community collaboration. A total of 72 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 Aime Pope; chosen to receive this award based on her impact and support to the Beverly Creative Economy. Aime is owner of The Painted Pastry located in her home in Beverly.  Aime states, “In the last 5 years, my craft has taken me to places I never imagined. I’ve had the honor of teaching decorating classes all over the country, accumulated nearly 100K loyal Instagram followers, won a decorating competition on Food Network, filmed decorating videos for Disney, appeared in numerous news interviews and newspapers and am signed on to teach on a cruise ship in 2019. I feel immensely blessed to be part of such a supportive community who keeps me busy, motivated and inspired.”  Aime’s hand painted cookies can be seen in a display case along with photographs of some of her other famous designed cookies.


For the past seven 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 clock, 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 2018:  Community Art Exhibition is located in the Grillo Art Gallery and Desnoyers Overlook at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts from Tuesday, June 5 – Wednesday, August 15.  A reception will take place on Thursday, June 14, 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 16 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: Aime Pope, Featured Artist, with Jane Bates, Paula Borsetti, Peter Brefini, Kathleen Bull, Jackie Chon, Lauraine Cicchetti, Ashley Cole, Connie Crosson, Meghan May Daly, Heidi Decker, Maria Decker, MaryDoyon, John Early, Derek Emelian, Amanda Finegan, Laurette Folk, Rene Gagnon, Alice Gardner, Billy Jo Gauley, Ken Goldstrom, Katherine, Giordano, Neil Handler, Victoria Hatula, Andrew Houle, Judith Klein, Ed Krukonis, Constance Lafond, Maria Laurenstein, Martin Lian, Philip Lowe, Sandra Lowe, Vivivenne Lowe, Britta Magnuson, Maria M Malatesta, Robert Marcellino, Brett Mason, Perry McIntosh, Michael Miller, Brian Murphy, Christine O’Brien, Cynthia O’Grady, David Oxton, Diane Oxton, Salvatore Parisi, Sandra Belock Phippen, Susan Plutsky, Ron Pruett, Dara Riegel, Peter Rockwell, Sara Roizen, Casey Roland, Marcia Savory, Rachel Schmidt, Michael Schrenko, Terry Slater, Jackie Spector, Elayna Sturm, Emily Surabian, Jennifer Toler, Paul Trefry, Suzanne Ulrich, Maria Walsh, Stephanie Williams.


Arts Fest 2018:  Community Art Exhibitionis 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.


If you have any questions regarding Arts Fest 2018: Community Exhibition at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or Visit for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities.  


Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, master and bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts.  The College has academic programs in Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, Dance, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music, Photography, Studio Art, and Theater.  Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience.  Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,850 undergraduate and more than 2,400 adult and graduate students. For more information, visit

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