1922The North Shore Arts Association was founded.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Local Organizations, Art

North Shore Arts Association application for membership. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, D 27A, FF 8
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Previously, the Gallery-On-The-Moors was the only venue available to show Cape Ann artists’ work, although it was too small to represent all the artists spending the summers in Gloucester. A group of local artists gathered together and formed the North Shore Arts Association in August 1922.

Cecilia Beaux, Gifford Beal, and Charles Grafly were involved, and William Atwood, now without his gallery, was chosen as president. The group voted on the purchase of Thomas E. Reed’s property on East Main Street for its home base, which was unanimously accepted. The Association was officially incorporated as a nonprofit on December 2, 1922, and continues today with juried shows.

North Shore Arts of Gloucester. “Read Our Mission & History.” https://nsarts.org/about/mission-history/.
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