1937The annual Rockport Artists’ Ball had 900 attendees with about 2,000 people watching and partying outside.Arts and Culture, Events & Anniversaries, Celebrations & Anniversaries, Art

Gloucester Daily Times. “Artists’ Annual Ball at Rockport Drew Vast Throngs.” August 14, 1937, Vol. 72 No. 15603 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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The theme of the event was “voodoo.” Unfortunately, the size of the event led the Rockport Art Association to immediately cancel all future public balls.

Oaks, Martha, and Cape Ann Historical Museum, editors. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Rockport Artists in the 1930s: July 10 through October 16, 2010: Cape Ann Museum. Cape Ann Museum, 2010.
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