Art exhibitions on Cape Ann and Scoopapalooza in Natick



The Cape Ann Museum at Gloucester is hosting a new interactive exhibit to celebrate the local love of swimming. ‘Learn to Swim’ combines artwork and photographs of local swimming spots from the museum’s collection with an interactive map of the museum’s teens council for visitors to share their swimming memories and where they learned how to swim. to do. The exhibit is housed at the Janet & William Ellery James Center at Cape Ann Museum Green, 13 Poplar St., and runs through September 12. Admission is free, but registration in advance at is recommended.

“The landscape of Cape Ann is defined by granite and water,” said Oliver Barker, director of the museum. “For many residents, one of their earliest memories is where they first learned to swim, and we are thrilled to engage this community and present their stories through this exhibit. “

The Folly Cove Art Gallery at Rockport hosts the “Old Masters of Cape Ann” exhibition. Artists featured in the exhibition include Emile Albert Gruppé (Gloucester, 1896-1978); marine painter Anthony Thieme (Greenwich, Connecticut, 1888-1954), Aldro Thompson Hibbard (Rockport, 1886-1972) and Paul Strisik (Rockport, 1918-1998). Their works, which are for sale, bear witness to the development of the neighborhood over the years. The gallery at 41 Main Street is open to the public until August 31, Thursday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. More information is available at


The Rotary Club of Charles River at Natick is hosting its eighth annual all-you-can-eat Scoopapalooza ice cream festival on August 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Natick Common. Tickets for the event celebrating the epitome of summer relaxation are $ 6. Proceeds support the Charles River Rotary Club Youth Scholarships, the Natick Pantry and other local causes. Those interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event can visit for more information.


The work of documentary photographer Melinda Reyes will be featured in an exhibition at Bridgewater. “Inside the walls: an intimate look at the elderly during COVID-19” dives into her life as a psychiatric clinician during the pandemic. The exhibit runs through August 31 at the Bridgewater Public Library in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery, 15 South St.

“Seeing the lives of our most vulnerable population take a dramatic turn for the worse forced me to share the truths that I have seen and experienced since the start of the pandemic,” Reyes said in a statement.

The final installment of the Satuit Band’s summer series under the direction of conductor Charlie Shaffer will take place on August 27. The program on shell Nantasket Beach will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature marches, performance tunes and classic arrangements. Seating is available on site, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own garden chairs. The band will also perform at 7:30 p.m. on August 25 at Perform Port kiosk. The concerts are free. Visit

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