Boston Baroque, Friday, February 24, 2017: 10:30am & 12:00pm - FREE

Join Boston Baroque and experience Classics for Kids, with the colorful and playful music of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons." This 30-minute version will be interactive and geared towards kids 4-12 years old, complete with an instrument petting zoo following the performance!  EVENT IS FREE,  but we ask that you to register in advance if possible.  Walk in's welcome.

Register for Free Concert


Teen Portrait Exhibit, March 31 - April 14 @ Studio56

Opening Reception, Friday March 31, 2017 - 5-7pm

The portrait provides an opportunity for the artist to explore their subject, and to share that exploration with others through art.  Come support teen artists from area High Schools for this limited exhibition.  Participating high schools include: Lawrence, Andover, Methuen, North Anodver, Phillips Academy, Brooks School and North Reading.


New Paint
June 2017  - date to be confirmed....

A gala event to promote local artists and raise funds for Essex Art Center's programming. The event includes entertainment and an exclusive silent auction including art work from local and regional artists in a variety of media including paintings, jewelry, sculpture and photography.  Delicious food and fine wines top off the evening making it the social event of the season.



Friday, Oct 13th, 7-9pm

Octoberfest at the Essex Art Center features the best of the craft brew scene. The beer of the many area breweries is sampled alongside prominent favorites from around the country & around the world. It all goes down with a variety  of pizza from great local ovens. It is a fun night in support of the programs and artists of the Essex Art Center.

Octoberfest en el Essex Art Center ofrece la mejor variedad de  cerveza artesanal.  Ejemplares de muchas cervecerías de la zona se muestran junto a favoritas cervecerías destacadas de todo el país y del mundo entero.  Y para acompañar, disfrute de una gran variedad de pizzas de hornos locales. Es una divertida noche con fin de apoyar los programas y artistas del Essex Art Center.