The Beverly Arts District (BAD) is excited to announce the City’s first Artist in Residence initiative kicks off this month with a Grand Opening on September 10th, during operating hours 11:00am to 7:00pm. The 2021 Beverly Artist in Residence Pilot Program will help the City recover from COVID-19 related shutdowns by increasing pedestrian traffic downtown while also supporting the creative workforce. “We believe establishing this annual Artist in Residence Program will heighten community appreciation and love of arts and culture and help strengthen our downtown economy.” said Beverly’s Mayor Michael Cahill.
The residency will take place through October 31, 2021 at 285 Cabot Street, the restaurant portion of Chianti, which is temporarily closed. Operating hours will be 11:00am – 7:00pm Friday and Saturday and 11:00am – 4:00pm on Sunday.
Artist pair Jennifer Gubicza and Brian Gubicza, together Zooguu, were selected through a competitive Call-for-Artists issued in June 2021. The pair specialize in imaginative fiber arts, soft sculpture, illustration, and paper cut art. One of 30 exceptional artist applications, Zooguu stood out for a compelling and accessible proposal and for their experience completing projects with other communities and businesses, which will be a significant advantage during the City’s first artist residency.
Visit the project website for more information and ongoing updates on the project and follow: @creativecollectivema @zooguu @mybeverly01915
View the Facebook event for September 10, 2021 here.