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3Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust celebrates its 30th Anniversary of Art in the Barn on June 7 – 9, 2019 at the Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex.  One of the North Shore’s premier, juried art shows, Art in the Barn hosts more than 150 local artists.  Throughout the Cox Reservation, the barns are filled with paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more. The artists generously donate 50% of their proceeds to Greenbelt to support their land conservation work. 

Back by popular demand, the fabulous public opening party from 5 – 8:30 pm on Friday night will feature live music by EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy. Melt Truck will sell chipotle BBQ and Cubano sandwiches, and Ipswich Ale and Mill River Winery will sell beer and wine.

In celebration of Art in the Barn’s 30th Anniversary, there will be exciting new features on Saturday including: a landscape painters’ program with instructions provided by artist Carol Benally (pre-registration required); local author Bill Sargent will read from his children’s book Lilly & Minot Go to the Beach; and Saturday morning music will be provided Paul Harty.

Admission and parking are FREE. 
Learn more about Art in the Barn and the participating artists at

Friday, June 7th: 
        10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Art Exhibit Open to the Public
          5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Public Opening Night Reception
                       EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy, food truck, beer & wine

Saturday, June 8th:  
        10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Art Exhibit Open to the Public
           9:00 am – Carol Benally instruction (pre-registration required)
         10:00 am – 1:00 pm – live music with Paul Harty   
         11:00 am – 11:30 am – children’s read aloud with Bill Sargent

 Sunday, June 9th: 

         10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Art Exhibit Open to the Public

About Greenbelt:

 Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust works with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County, and to create an environment more resilient to climate change.  Since 1961, Greenbelt has protected more than 17,500 acres of local land. For more information, visit or call 978-768-7241.

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