SAA Celebrates “Arts Alive! Weekend” June 10th & 11th

Call for Artists of all Ages!

Save the weekend of  June 11th & 12th  to celebrate “Arts Alive” with the Scituate Arts Association!  This is the 11th year that the SAA, a Scituate based nonprofit arts association which supports the Front Street Gallery, the Ellis House Studio and provides art classes, workshops and educational opportunities for the community at large, has offered this event. Activities include Plein Air [Open Air] painting around Scituate Harbor, a Wet Paint Show, a Front Street Art Gallery “New Members Show,” and this year we are once again offering Children’s and Family Plein Air.  Families are encouraged to sign up and paint together at the Scituate Lighthouse. All artists, amateur and professional, youths to seniors are invited to participate!

For families & children:  Plein air or open air painting simply means painting outside and connecting with the great outdoors.  So pack up a lunch, water bottles and snacks, a folding chair and join us and bring your only painting supplies or we’ll provide some paper, paint, water and brushes from 11 to 3.  Families with children aged K-8  should register in advance (or those would like to participate on the day of the event if space is available) By special arrangement with the Lighthouse Keeper, we’ve made arrangements to pitch our plein air tent at the Lighthouse this year.  Children under 12 must have a parent or responsible adult accompany them. And parents/ responsible adults are welcome to bring their own art supplies with them and join in as well. (Registration info below)

For all Plein air painters/artists:  Please register at Front Street Gallery and plan to share your works with the public at a Wet Paint Show to be held at the Front Street Art  Gallery where your works will continue on display through Sunday, June 25th.   Art completed "en Plein air" should be delivered to the Front Street Art Gallery on Saturday, June 10 by 5 or between Noon-12:30 on Sunday, June 11.  

For all art lovers:  Please to come into the Front Street Gallery for further information during the Arts Alive! Weekend.  Plein Air painting is planned for Saturday, June 10 from 11-5 with a rain date on Sunday, June 11 from 10-Noon.  The public is invited to take part in “The People’s Choice Awards” at the Front Street Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon.  Please come in and vote for your favorite.   The winner will be announced by 4:00 on Sunday.

Applications & further information for the Plein Air event-either for adults or children & family members-  may be downloaded from the Association website at  or for further details, questions or to have an application mailed to you contact Janet Cornacchio at (preferred) or call 781-608-9691 or stop by Front Street Gallery, 124 Front St. for an application.

Our Arts Alive Weekend is sponsored by Image Resolutions and our Plein Air Event is once again generously sponsored by Harbour Insurance Agency.  Please remember to thank them for their support!