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NAA Capital Projects Campaigns

NAA Education Center

(to be located at 48 Water Street, Newburyport)

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Thanks to an exceptionally generous gift from David Hall and his partners at Hall & Moskow, the NAA will be housing its new Education Center at 48 Water Street, right across the street from its longtime home at 65 Water Street.  Renovations are expected to begin in 2016.  The preliminary renovation & start-up budget is $330,000 and over $140,000 has already been committed from businesses and individual donors. Looking for classes for your preschooler, always wanted to take up the brush but were afraid you “weren’t good enough”, want to take your pastel techniques to the next level? The NAA Education Center will serve students of all ages and skill levels with exciting new programming year round.  Furthermore, the NAA will be able to grow its already busy calendar of community collaboration by offering its partners in the community (schools, cultural organizations, youth and senior programs, etc.) additional opportunity for art education programming of all kinds.  While the capital campaign is just getting started – keep your eyes peeled for fundraising events and the NAA’s presence throughout the City (Cultural District participation; exhibition partnerships with Farley’s of Newburyport, The Grog, Oreganos; ArtWalk, among others) as we fulfill the NAA’s mission to bring Art to the Community!  Click below to donate.

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The NAA asks the community for its support and all inquiries should be directed to Elena Bachrach, Executive Director, 978.465.8769 or ebachrach@newburyportart.org.

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Waterfront Community Sculpture Garden

The capital campaign for the Range Light Community Sculpture Garden has concluded and we have you to thank!  Over $1250,000 has been raised for the installation and maintenance of the sculpture garden,  A Community Sculpture Garden and Green Space will be fully installed in Spring 2016! Do you enjoy walking the Boardwalk with friends and family? The Community Sculpture Garden will be installed alongside the 2nd phase of the waterfront Clipper City Rail Trail, in between the NAA’s home at 65 Water Street and the United State Coast Guard Station. This exciting installation features stone benches, a Dory by Lowell’s Boat shop (perfect play space for kids and photo op’s for parents!), all surrounding annual, revolving outdoor sculptural exhibitions to be juried by an NAA Curatorial Committee and open to artist members and non-members.  This space will also be available to the community for rental for outdoor events – bringing arts and the waterfront closer to everyone.  Please contact the NAA at 978.465.8769 or email Elena at ebachrach@newburyportart.org if you have any questions and/or interest in the future programming and maintenance of the Community Sculpture Garden.

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Watch here as our dream begins to become reality with your help!!

Constructing The Arch

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Design & installation by Phil O’Donnell, Principal & Owner of New England Land Artisan, www.nelandartisan.com

Drawings by Katherine Bujalski



Create Your Own Lasting Impression

Adopt A Brick Today for the courtyard located behind our historic building

Brick Courtyard

The Newburyport Art Association is pleased to announce its plan to create a beautiful and multi-use courtyard in the space just behind it’s historic 1795 brick building.  The courtyard will support the NAA’s efforts to provide stimulating programming and bring new audiences to its site, as well as, complement Newburyport’s overall efforts to enhance tourism and economic development in the surrounding community.  The courtyard will serve as a symbol of the NAA’s efforts and commitment to build community through the arts.



The Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship

"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Blanche Dubois, A Street Car Named Desire


We need your help!

Donald and Kim Jurney have contributed the initial funding for the Fellowship but we need your help to make sure this worthwhile project moves forward.  While knowing that many demands are made on your kindness we ask that you seriously consider helping us to underpin the Fellowship, make sure that this once-in-a-while opportunity continues to be offered to artists far into the future.

Because the Newburyport Art Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your contribution is tax-deductible, too!  Please do what you can.
Thank you.

Checks may be made payable to Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship and mailed to:
Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship
c/o Newburyport Art Association
65 Water Street
Newburyport,  MA  01950

or, click to donate online

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