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Gloucester’s So Salty

January 21 - January 22

Free

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Celebrate the fish city’s recognizably salty character with local cultural institutions and businesses during the 2nd Annual Gloucester’s So Salty festival on January 21 and 22, 2023 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm! Over 800 people came out last year to share their salty pride while enjoying free ice sculptures and cultural activities around Downtown Gloucester. The Cape Ann Museum is partnering with several area cultural institutions and businesses to offer two full days of free programming in the coldest part of the year. Inspired by the annual Salem’s So Sweet event, this two-day event will include ice sculptures, live music, salty treats, free kids’ art activities, and much more. 

Teaming up for the event is a unique partnership between Art Haven, Movement Arts Gloucester, MA (MAGMA), Cape Ann Olive Oil, the Book Store of Gloucester, Discover Gloucester, Pathways, Maritime Gloucester,  and more! Participants are invited to bundle up and stroll down Pleasant Street and Hancock Street or wander across Main Street and Rogers Street to find free activities. 

Grab an icy map from the Museum and find ice sculptures across Downtown Gloucester. Check back soon to see more details on the schedule:

Find All Ten Ice Sculptures!

  • The Man at the Wheel at Gloucester City Hall presented by Gloucester Accommodations and the Cape Ann Museum

  • Katy and the Big Snow at the CAM Sculpture Garden presented by the Cape Ann Museum

  • Hopper’s Anderson House at the CAM Courtyard presented by the Cape Ann Museum

  • Folly Cove Design at the CAM Courtyard presented by the Cape Ann Museum 

  • Sculpted Glass at Beth Williams Studio presented by Beth Williams Studio

  • A Beaver in Ice at 236 R Main Street presented by hrm group

  • A Perfect Hair Day at the Sargent House Museum presented by Unwind Luxury Vegan Beauty

  • Eastern Point Lighthouse at 109 Main Street, Cape Ann Savings Bank Park presented by Cape Ann Savings Bank

  • 1623 Maritime Gloucester presented by 1623 Studios  

  • The Olive Tree at Cape Ann Olive Oil presented by Cape Ann Olive Oil

All Weekend:

  • Free Admission and Kids Activities at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street

  • Book Display and Sale on Select Salty Titles at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street

  • 20% of any Salt Products at Cape Ann Olive Oil, 57 Main Street

  • 20% off all skincare in the salon at Unwind Luxury Vegan Beauty, 117 Main Street

  • Katy and the Big Snow Archival Materials on display in the CAM Library & Archives, 27 Pleasant Street

  • Grab a piece of Saltwater Taffy at Fireflies Boutique, 100 Main Street

  • Salty Poetry Snippets at Dogtown Books, 132 Main Street

  • 20% off all salt cellars and salt grinders at Goodlinens, 130 Main Street

  • Start at Mile Marker One with Breakfast in an Igloo or end it with a Sweet & Salty Cocktail in an Igloo, reservations recommended for igloos, 75 Essex Ave Route 133

 Saturday, January 21 Schedule

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Buoy Pick Up & Icy Slime Activity at Cape Ann Art Haven, 180 Main Street

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Colorful Salt Designs with Pathways at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Snacks by the Sea with The Open Door at SFL@21Main, 21 Main Street, above Mystery Train

  • 11:00 – 11:30 am – Flameworking Demo & Hot Cider at Beth Williams Studio, 17 Pleasant Street 

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Sea Shanties and Maritime Heritage Through Folk Music with Olivia Gale at SFL@21Main, 21 Main Street, above Mystery Train

  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Arts & Crafts with the Moonrise Fae at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Shim Sham Shimmy Tap Dance at Movement Arts, Gloucester, MA, 11 Pleasant Street

  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Sea Shanties with Three Sheets in the Cape Ann Museum Auditorium, 27 Pleasant Street

 Sunday, January 22 Schedule

  • 10:00 am – Opening Remarks with Mayor Greg Verga and local civic officials at Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Make your own ship in a bottle at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street

  • 11:00 – 11:30 am – Flameworking Demo & Hot Cider at Beth Williams Studio, 17 Pleasant Street

  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Arts & Crafts with the Moonrise Fae at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Shim Sham Shimmy Tap Dance at Movement Arts, Gloucester, MA, 11 Pleasant Street

  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Irish Music with Michael Hamill at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street

Details

Start:
January 21
End:
January 22
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Cape Ann Museum
Phone:
(978) 283-0455
Email:
info@capeannmuseum.org
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Venue

Cape Ann Museum – Downtown Campus
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Phone:
(978) 283-0455
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