Wet Your Palette; Decoupage Night with Artist, Katie Nagy
Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30-9pm @EAC

A fun night to hang out with neighbors, book club, PTO, coworkers and friends or meet new ones as you create a decoupage plate over appetizers and drinks.

Using the traditional techniques of decoupage, we will create our own contemporary designs using cut paper and glue. Each student’s composition will be their own as they collage onto a glass plate using tissue paper of different colors and patterns and found papers. EAC provides all materials. If you have a special or interesting paper you would like to bring it can enhance your decorative plate. A great activity for all skill levels. Both seasoned artists and those who are intimidated by art can have great success with decoupage!  See examples on Pinterest

Gallery open for mingling and munching at 6:30PM

ART making beings at 7PM



Teen Portrait Exhibit 
March 31 - April 14 @ Studio56

Opening Reception, Friday, March 31, 2017 from 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.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30pm @ Andover Country Club

A party to celebrate local artists and raise funds for Essex Art Center's programming. The event includes music 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.