By Mike LaBella
September 28, 2023
The Haverhill Art Walk returns to the downtown Riverfront Cultural District on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 7 p.m. highlighting underutilized spaces and local businesses with an alleyway artist market, live music, a “Pub Walk” and more.
Family-friendly programming in Columbus Park (Railroad Square) from 1 to 5 p.m. includes hula hooping, an interactive paint tent with mural artist Kevin Angulo, music by Fake Leather Jacket, and a Drag Queen Story Hour with Dottie Ave.
Get an early start on holiday shopping from 1 to 4 p.m. at Stem, 124 Washington St., with the M&S Candle Company pop-up. Stop by The Winged Rabbit, 53 Wingate St., from 1 to 6 p.m. to meet fused-glass artist Andrea Stoehr. Down the block, Sketches and Drips at 21 Wingate St. reaches youth with arts and crafts activities from 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mariachi, Tango and Salsa music in Washington Square performed by live bands. Salsa dancing is from 5 to 7 p.m. with emcee Eridania Nieves.
Array of Trades will present an artist market and live acoustic music from 2 to 6 p.m. in alleyways along Washington Street.
Various gallery exhibitions and pop-ups will take place throughout the day. SJ Art Consulting at 43 Washington St. invites the community in for an artist reception for Erica Licea-Kane’s exhibition, “From One to the Other,” from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Beyond Walls Mural project will be featured with a walking tour beginning at 3 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, 55 Emerson St., which is one of the mural locations. Live music is at 4 p.m. at the club. The Buttonwoods Museum returns with an Italian Heritage Walking Tour at 4:30 p.m. highlighting the Italian architecture of Washington Street. An Essex Art Center pop-up exhibition is from 1 to 6 p.m. at 90 Washington St.
Newly opened Crusttown at 150 Washington St. will have a community mural project from 1 to 7 p.m. that is open to all and highlights a recently installed mural by Marc Mannheimer and Brian Alves.
The Pub Walk takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. and includes The Peddler’s Daughter, Keon’s, The Tap, Casa Blanca and G’s hosting pop-ups and demonstrations by local artists. G’s, at 35 Washington St., will also host the 6 p.m. Destination Downtown Toast.
Visit creativehaverhill.org/haverhill-art-walk or the Haverhill Art Walk Facebook event page to see the full schedule of events.
Haverhill Art Walk is a Creative Haverhill program to support the artists and businesses of the community while helping to activate the downtown. The program is grant funded with support from the Haverhill Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.