, Gloucester, MA


December 5, 2012

Wearable art on display at Middle Street Walk

The heart of Gloucester will be beating with dozens of free activities and events during the 15th annual Middle Street Walk, which features everything from a gingerbread exhibit at City Hall to a serenaded trolley ride.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Middle Street from the Cape Ann Museum at one end to St. John’s Episcopal Church at the other end. Other venues include Art Haven, just a few steps away from Middle Street, and the finale is the Lobster Trap Tree lighting outside the Gloucester District Courthouse at 4:45 p.m., also just a short walk from Middle Street.

Among the events geared for all ages are performances by the 17-piece Cape Ann Big Band at City Hall, as well as an opportunity to have photographs with Santa and hot cocoa.

Gloria Parsons, the Middle Street Walk committee chairwoman, encouraged those attending to stop first at City Hall to pick up a program, which is also available on and the Good Morning Gloucester blog.

“We’re calling City Hall the kick-off area where people can pick up their programs and head off from there,” said Parsons. “We have a lot of things going on all day long. In some cases, there are specific programs and others are ongoing.”

Two floors of wearable art at Sawyer Free Library

For the sixth year, the seARTS Wearable Arts group will transform Saunders House, part of Sawyer Free Library, into an elegant shopping venue for locally made clothing, accessories, jewelry, and small gifts. A free opening reception takes place Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., featuring an evening of socializing highlighted by food prepared by the hosting artists and music by the Cape Ann Big Band Jazz Trio. The sale continues throughout the day Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show supports both the Sawyer Free Library and seARTS.

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