Artisans Revival 2018 – Update #3

Dear Friends of the Artisans Revival,

You are receiving this update because you are planning on participating, have participated, or shared an interest in the Artisan Revival events. If you would no longer like to receive these updates, please reply with REMOVE in the subject line. Thank you.

This update is a little overdue. I appreciate your patience and I apologize for the delay. There is a lot to process. We are taking on a lot, and I have a lot to share with you. By the way things are going, this year will bring an established artisans force to this city that has not been seen for quite some time. This could not happen without all your support.

This update is going out to a lot more people than just a month ago. We are growing exponentially. This update will bring a lot of clarity to what we are doing and where we are at. If anyone has any questions after this update, please feel free to contact either Sandra or I directly. If I haven’t made it clear, please be aware that Sandra Turner of PlumIslander Art and Design is now officially the co-chair of the Yankee Homecoming Artisans Revival shows that now coordinate both the Market Square Craft Day AND the nine day Inn Street Artisans Revival marathon show. Her support and contributions have been invaluable to not only the Yankee Homecoming shows but to the expanded Inn Street Artisans Revival 2018 scheduling. We are also on the lookout for a couple additional volunteers this year to help out with non profit and agriculture participation in this years show. On behalf of all the artisans,….Thank You Sandra!

Here are the main topics that I will be covering in this update:

* Clarifications

* Transient Vendor’s License (TVL) of Newburyport

* New Applications for all Artisan Revival 2018 shows

* Inn Street Artisans Revival 2018 schedule.

* Yankee Homecoming Market Square Craft Day AND

   the nine day Inn Street Artisans Revival marathon. 

* Artisans Revival Chalet Holiday Show in November/December

* Non-Profit 501C3 for an Artisans Market and Management Company.

O.k. First;

* Specific Clarifications

Before I get into any new developments for 2018, please allow me to clarify a couple specifics that I have seen developing since the last update.

  1. Regarding my entries on the TVL’s, or Transient Vendor’s License. This license is needed for doing business outside in Newburyport (specifically Inn Street) daily in the city of Newburyport. …but has NOTHING to do with the Artisans Revival shows. In short, NO,..you do not need to have a TVL in order to do an art show with the Artisans Revival. I will get into this more when I get into updating the current status of the TVL process in this update.
  1. When making out donation checks for the shows, please be aware of the specifics that are outlined in the new applications for ALL shows. When dealing with Yankee Homecoming shows (Market Square Craft Day and the nine day Inn Street Artisans Revival marathon) make your checkspayable to Yankee Homecoming. When you are making a donation check for any of the expanded Inn Street Artisans Shows OUTSIDE of Yankee Homecoming,those checks are made payable to John Brown. In the near future, this will too will change once the non-profit is set up. In the meantime, I am personally overseeing any of the costs (Insurance, web site, detail, etc) involved. For now, please follow the directions as they are outlined in all specific applications.

If you have not recieved the new 2018 Applications for both the Yankee Homecoming shows and the expanded Inn Street Artisans Revival shows, please contact me directly.

If you have already sent in your application for any show, you will be contacted directly shortly. Deposits and follow ups will be made asap. Please be patient as we get adjusted.

  1. The first show on April 21, 22nd, of the expanded Inn Street Artisans Revival schedule, has now been canceled. The weather, application timing, permitting, and general interest for this show has all played a factor in postpoing the first show of the season. The general consesus is that the launch of the Artisan Revival 2018 will be the Spring Fest on Saturday, May 26th. More on this below regarding the expanded Inn Street Artisans Revival 2018.

O.k. Next;

* Transient Vendor’s License (TVL) of Newburyport

Even though the TVL has nothing to do with the artisan shows on Inn Street or throughout Yankee Homecoming and has caused a little confusion, by the time all the dust settles you will understand better the method behind my madness and why I have pushed and included the TVL process with these Artisans Revival updates. A short recap for newcomers. Last year, the TVL city ordinace was being re-written in order to limit any and all local participation of small business (due to complaints regarding my cart operation and Metsys by New England Developement) The last thing they want to see is a bunch of local business ‘artisans’ on Inn Street. Last year we demonstrated that their are a few of us that disagree and have different intentions for Inn Street. In so doing, instead of ridding us like they have for the majority of mom and pop local business’, we got the current TVL’s in the city ordinance to add TWO ARTISAN DESIGNATIONS. That means that no matter what or who, Newburyport will reserve two of the four available TVL for the Downtown Overlay District, (Specifcally Inn Street) for TWO ARTISANS. At least until someone comes along and thinks they can just rewrite the laws again.

This developement of adding an artisan designation for TVL’s is a big deal. And as time goes on I will explain more, so that this becomes clear for all to see and fully understand. After nine years of being granted a TVL for Inn Street, I can now see where a lot of misunderstanding and lack of progress comes from.

So with that said, I am pleased as punch to announce that BOTH artisan Designated TVLs for the city of Newburyport have been filled for the 2018 season. After eight long years, I will not be the only artisan on Inn Street. I find it amazing that it has taken this much time for another artisan to be granted a license and an opportunity granted for another to sell their work on the streets of downtown Newburyport.

And this is only the beginning.

As mentioned, there are four TVL available for Inn Street. Two for artisans and two for food. All indications is that one of the final four is being applied for, and most likely granted, at next months licensing commision meeting. In short, it looks like three of the four TVL’s are being secured for the 2018. That means there is still one licesne available for the daily commercial operations on Inn Street for 2018. This does NOT mean that the third license can not be granted for an artisan. The idea at this point would be to solidify space between the artisans, food vendor, and accompanying musician from time to time, until more TVL’s are granted.

To me,…THIS is the core of the eventual, permanent, year round Artisans Market that WILL BE in Newburyport when we are finished.  It started with one. There are now two. There will be more.

If you have any interest in being granted a 2018 TVL for the city of Newburyport, please contact me directly, or see my last update.

Next;

* New Applications of all Artisan Revival 2018 shows

New applications have been completed for all the Artisans Revival 2018 shows. You can obtain these applications if you havent already by contacting Sandra @ Plumislanderart@gmail.com or myself @ jon@spiritofnewburyport.com directly. These applications will eventually be available via download at our new website at www.artisansrevial.org, the Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival event page; http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/, or via our facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/ArtisansRevival/

In the meantime I would like to take this opportunity to announce the new Artisans Revival domain web site;

www.artisansrevival.org This web address will host the future home of the Artisans Revival 2018. I will have more information on all this in future updates.

* Notice that we will be offering non prime, as well as smaller table only, spaces at reduced rates. I would also like to make notice at this time that as long as there is an open space at ANY Inn Street Artisans Revival expanded show, NO ARTISAN will be turned away due to financial hardship. If you are an artisan that is just starting out, or having financial difficulty, contact me directly and we may be able to work out an agreement that will enable you to have an opportunity to test market and exhibit your wares, and or exchange volunteer service, in exchange for exhibit space during any show that has not been sold out.

* Inn Street Artisans Revival 2018 schedule.

The initial Inn Street Artisans Revival show that was originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday April 21-22nd to coincide with the first Artwalk of the 2018 season has now been canceled.

There just hasnt been any consistent weather pattern to allow this type of show outside on Inn Street during this time of year.

I have now gained all signatures required on the special event application and will be submitting it back to the city clerk next week. I am also collecting letters of recommendation from local Inn Street retailors to include in this special event application. We are targeting the April 30th Newburyport City Council meeting for permit approval.

I would like to thank all those that have come forward, booked shows, and contributed donations in order for this special event application and expanded show schedule to take effect. Without your participation, financial support, and cooperation, this venture would not be possible.

I have one more thing to ask of you. If you can, please show up at 7:15 at the Newburyport City Hall council meeting on the evening of April 30th, 2018. There you can register for public comment and show your support for the expanded Inn Street Artisan Show schedule and approval for our special event application. All you need to do is sign your name on the clipboard, and when your name is called, stand up to the mic and state your name and address, then share your support for the Inn Street Artisan Special event application. Thats it. If you want to say more you can. This will go a long way in guaranteeing this event to take place.

In the meantime, I will be notifying specific members of the city council and licensing commission that have backed the Inn Street Artisans and will be asking for sponsorship. City councilman Gregory Earls showed up at the TVL meeting in support of the second TVL artisan designated application this past month, and personally shared his support to me for this event.

The first show of the Inn Street Artisans 2018 expanded schedule is now Saturday, May 26th. Remember, the reason that this show has been scheduled on this particular Saturday is because the Spring Festival that is run by the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce is on Sunday and Monday May 27th and 28th. If you book this potential ‘third day’, its possible that you may be able to retain the same space on Inn Street (If you so desire) during the two day Chamber of Commerce Spring Festival. Even if you have to move, its still an opportunity for three days of retail during this Memorial Day weekend. Chances are, if we make a strong enough showing,..no one is moving anywhere for three days.

The Inn Street Artisans Revival will then continue on with its original intention on doing its next show simultaneously with the Newburyport Artwalk in June. There are still plenty of spaces available for all shows.

If all goes accordingly this year during the artwalk artisans shows, we will then sit down with the organizors of the Newburyport Gallery Artwalk and see if there is an option of being incorporated into the Artwalk map and brochure for 2019. I have already spoken briefly to Elena Bachrach of the Newburyport Art Association, who is organizing the artwalk this year.

This is the proposed, completed expanded Inn Street Artisan Revival show schedule for 2018 that will be posted on the web site in time;

  1. Artisans Revival Spring Fest

Saturday May 26th, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

June 3, 4th 2018

 

  1. Artisans Fourth of July Show

Saturday and Sunday

June 30, and July 1st, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and SundayAugust 18th and August 19th, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Labor Day Show

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Harvest Fest

Saturday October 6th, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

November 3rd and 4th, 2018

Next;

* Yankee Homecoming Market Square Craft Day AND

   the nine day Inn Street Artisans Revival marathon. 

As announced in my last update, the Artisans Revival is now coordinating the Yankee Homecoming Market Square Craft day as well as the 3rd annual, nine day Inn Street Artisans Revival marathon. We have had a great response on this and looking forward to including some of the finest crafters in the area that have been doing this show for years, as well as attracting even more local, high quality, crafters that are interested in doing these shows. Again, if you are interested in doing these shows please contact Sandra or myself for an application.

There are still plenty of good spaces available for both Yankee Homecoming shows. If you have already sent in your application, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED. I will be following this update up with direct notifications and verifications of all applications recieved, shortly.

As usual, there are some planning and dealing behind the scenes as always and I may have some future announcements regarding these shows down the road. Stay tuned. Again, many good spaces still available for both Yankee Homecoming shows.

* Artisans Revival Chalet Holiday Show in November/December

We are still moving forward with this intention. As a matter of fact, upon being granted my ninth TVL for 2018 by the licensing comittee, I submitted plans for a transportable “mini chalet” that meets the newburyport TVL guidlines in order to replace my aging ‘Art Cart” on Inn Street. I need to return to the May meeting. If accepted, my goal would be to role out the first proto type this August during Yankee Homecoming Inn Street artisans Revival.

* Non-Profit 501C (3) for an Artisans Market and Management Company.

Plans, interest, and personel are still be gathered. Anyone who has requested additional information on both these intentions are being placed on a specific mailing lsit and will be contacted when the time comes.

Thats it for now.

Ive included a few new ‘reference links’ below. For anyone new to these updates and the Artisans Revival, you may find additional information below, or see all posted past posted updates since 2016 on the Spirit of Newburyport Blog link below. Notifications will be made once new information is uploaded to the new Artisans Revival web site.

Again, if I’ve forgotten anythng or if anyone needs aditional information, please dont hesitate to call or write.

Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42 Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/

Spirit of Newburyport Blog – Revival Updates
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/

Merchants, Business Leaders High on Yankee Homecoming
Newburyport Daily News;Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/merchants-business-leaders-high-on-yankee-homecoming/article_c466770e-7bef-11e7-a615-433ce3bda4bf.html

Artisans Bring Lively Revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017

http://www.eagletribune.com/news/artisans-bring-lively-revival-to-inn-street/article_cece0325-c4c4-541c-9f1d-f0dcacf715f9.html

As I See It: Jack Garvey – ‘No No Nantucket’

Newburyport Daily News Editorial 2017;

As I See It: Jack Garvey – ‘No No Nantucket’

http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/columns/garvey-s-view-no-no-nantucket/article_47675171-2394-5cee-b0cf-e327c45e6b30.html

A Call to Inn Street Artists

Newburyport Daily News Article Jul 2017
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/a-call-for-inn-street-artisans/article_4f6a348a-222d-5aed-86ec-cc422fba562b.html

Worth The Price of Admission

Newburyport Daily News; Aug 2016
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/worth-the-price-of-admission/article_0db33431-497c-5f00-b29f-f65ee85fea13.html

Home Grown Festival; Newburyport Daily News Aug 2016

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/a-home-grown-festival/article_41967352-f702-5ce5-9da0-dc97b289499c.html

Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News; July 2016
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/yankee-homecoming-planning-to-celebrate-its-th-year/article_e262e870-d34f-5201-a42b-47137ef3874f.html

Yankee Homecoming 2016 Chairman Plans New Events

Newburyport Daily News – July 2016

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/yankee-homecoming-chairman-plans-new-events/article_ffbcae5c-32cd-50ed-b0aa-a7447113677b.html

Artisan Revival Library Presentation 2016

https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/artisan-revival-library-presentation/
Inn Street Blues; McDonalds Effect of Corporate Sponsorship

Newburyport Daily News – Aug 2015
http://www.newburyportnews.com/homecoming/inn-street-blues/article_e1cde82d-7d50-512a-9ea3-10e1f983097e.html

Tribute to Jack Frost; 2013 Yankee Homecoming Yearbook
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/01/

Proposed Inn Street Artisans Market
http://spiritofnewburyport.com/Artisan_Market.html

Peddle Meddling 2010; Newburyport Current

http://newburyport.wickedlocal.com/x192072451/Peddle-meddling

Prolific Artist Has More In Store
Newburyport Current; March 3, 2006
http://newburyport.wickedlocal.com/x902748313

Newburyport; An American Perspective 2006

A Contemporary Art Exhibit – Where the Old Meets the New
http://sunspiritgallery.com/NAP_PressRelease1.htm

Reflections on Ten Years of the Spirit of Newburyport #1
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/reflections-on-ten-years/

Reflections on Ten Years of the Spirit of Newburyport #2
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/reflections-on-ten-years-part-2/

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Artisans Revival 2018 – Update #2

Dear Friends of the Artisans Revival,

You are receiving this update because you have participated in or shared an interest in the Artisan Revival events. If you would no longer like to receive these updates, please reply with REMOVE in the subject line. Thank you.

I have some additional information to share with you regarding the Nbpt TVL process as well as the expansion of the Artisans Revival shows. Plus a major announcement regarding the Yankee Homecoming Artisans Revival!

In this Update you will here about:

* 2018 Inn Street Transient Vendor’s License – Last Call

* Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival –

   Expands to Incorporate ‘Market Square Craft Day’ (State and Pleasant Streets)

* Revisions to the expanded Artisans Revival 2018 schedule

* ANNOUNCEMENT: Artisans Revival Chalet Merchant, Marketing, and Management Group Meeting;

   Beginnings of a 501C Non-Profit Company

2018 Inn Street Transient Vendors License

Last call for applying for an Artisan Designated Newburyport Transient Vendor’s License. Below are the application and revised ordinance for Transient Vendor licenses for the City of Newburyport.  The Licensing Commission will review all transient vendor applications at the April 4, 2018 meeting (7PM Green Street Police Station).

 

Please read the ordinance carefully as license fees and locations have been updated.  Should you have any questions feel free to email, call (978-904-1478) or stop in at office hours for the Licensing commission (Wed. 12-1:30pm, Thurs. 5-6:30pm) in the Building office.

 

Application:

 

https://www.cityofnewburyport.com/sites/newburyportma/files/uploads/transient_vendor_app_2018.pdf

 

Updated Ordinance:

 

https://library.municode.com/ma/newburyport/codes/code_of_ordinances?searchRequest=%7B%22searchText%22:%22transient%22,%22pageNum%22:1,%22resultsPerPage%22:25,%22booleanSearch%22:false,%22stemming%22:true,%22fuzzy%22:false,%22synonym%22:false,%22contentTypes%22:%5B%22CODES%22%5D,%22productIds%22:%5B%5D%7D&nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH9LIPEBURE_ARTVIITRVEHAPE

 

Or Please contact Lynn Varney for more information.

 

Lynn Varney

Assistant to the Licensing Commission

Website: www.cityofnewburyport.com/licensing-board

City of Newburyport

PO Box 550

Newburyport, MA  01950

978-904-1478

In summary there are a few important updates for this process;

  1. License fee has increased from $750.00 to $1,000.00 for the year. This is an 80% increase since last year.
  2. Insurance has gone from a 1 Million Dollar General Liability to a 2 Million Dollar General Liabitlity Insurance Policy.
  3. There is now a $50.00 application fee. When inquired about this, I was told it was because they are now including a ‘legal ad’, similiar to liquor applications. Whatever that means.

So basically, instead of the city helping to assist in making it easier and more rewarding for artisans in the city of Newburyport to sell their wares on the street, they are actually making it more expensive, and more difficult! If it wasn’t for the push by a few local artisans last year in getting the ‘artisan designation’ for a TVL to be included in the city ordinance revision, there would be absolutely no incentive for an artisan in this city to sell their wares on the streets in Newburyport whatsoever!

As stated many times in prior updates, the long term goal of these ‘Artisan Designated Licenses’ would be to establish the groundwork for a year round Artisan Market in the city of Newburyport. In my next update, I will be getting into a lot more of the history, specifics, and current actions that are now being undertaken in order for this goal to be realized.

Major Announcement!

* Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival –

   Expands to Incorporate ‘Market Square Craft Day’ (State and Pleasant Streets)

The Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival show has now been expanded to incorporate the ‘Market Square Craft day’ that has taken place each year on Tuesdays during Yankee Homecoming. This year, it will take place on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 and will span Inn, State, and Pleasant Streets under the supervision of the Artisans Revival!

There will be some significant adjustments to State and Pleasant Streets to incorporate this show. Stay tuned for more information as it comes available.

* Revisions to the expanded Artisans Revival 2018 show schedule

In my last update I announced the expansion of the Inn Street Artisans Revival show schedule for 2018. After some more thought and input, we have now revised this schedule. We have also revised the payments on these shows to make it more affordable and worthwhile for artisans. Base price for shows are $100.00 a day. The Artisan Revival Artwalk shows have now been expanded to include weekends (Saturdays being the scheduled Newburyport Gallery Artwalk Shows), with the second day at half price! Three day shows (Labor Day weekend) will include the third day free! Keep in mind that the Spring and Harvest Fest shows have been scheduled in order to align with the Chamber of Commerce Festivals on Sunday and Monday of the same weekend. This has been done in order to give artisans the ability to exhibit on Inn Street all three days of the Holiday weekends (Memorial and Columbus Days). More information will become available regarding these shows in time. Please email or call for any questions.

Here is the revised schedule;

Artisans Revival 2018

Inn Street Show Schedule

 

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

April 21st and 22nd, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Revival Spring Fest

Saturday May 26th, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

June 3, 4th 2018

 

  1. Artisans Fourth of July Show

Saturday and Sunday

June 30, and July 1st, 2018

 

  1. Yankee Homecoming Artisans Revival

Inn Street – July 29th thru August 4th 2018

Inn, State, and Pleasant Street; Tuesday July 31, 2018

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

August 18th and August 19th, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Labor Day Show

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Harvest Fest

Saturday October 6th, 2018

 

  1. Artisans Artwalk Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

November 3rd and 4th, 2018

 

  • Artisans Artwalk weekends are simultaneous with Newburyport Gallery Artwalks on that Saturday.
  • Artisans Spring and Harvest Festivals precede Newburyport Chamber of Commerce art festivals on Sunday and Mondays of same weekend.
  • All shows are on Inn Street with an expanded show during the Tuesday of Yankee Homecoming which incorporates State and Pleasant Streets
  • A Possible Holiday Artisans Inn Street Chalet Show may take place from November 30 thru December 16th, 2018. More information once it becomes available.

* ANNOUNCEMENT: Artisans Revival Chalet Merchant, Marketing, and Management Group Meeting;

   Beginnings of a 501C Non-Profit Company

This idea has been in the making now for many years now. I believe it is ready to take the next step. If you are interested in having a seat on the Board of Directors for the Artisans Revival Merchant, Marketing, and Management Company, OR, interested in the goals of this non-profit, please contact me. This is a brand new venture with the ultimate goal of creating and managing a year round artisans chalet market and management company. A very important element of this non profit will be aimed at assisiting artist and artisans in production and marketing of their work. Formal invitations will be sent to all that have shown interest. More information will be available as this developes.

* All Proceeds from the Artisans Revival shows will go to benefit the goals of the Artisans Revival Merchant, Marketing, and Management non-profit company.

That’s it for this update. Please dont hesitate to call or write with any questions, comments, or suggestions! Also, keep in mind that all Artisans Revival Updates are posted on my Spirit of Newburyport Blog;

https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/

And all pertient history of the Artisans Revival is included in the links below.

Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/

Artisans bring lively revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017

http://www.eagletribune.com/news/artisans-bring-lively-revival-to-inn-street/article_cece0325-c4c4-541c-9f1d-f0dcacf715f9.html

Merchants, business leaders high on Yankee Homecoming
By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/merchants-business-leaders-high-on-yankee-homecoming/article_c466770e-7bef-11e7-a615-433ce3bda4bf.html

Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey

‘No No Nantucket’

http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/columns/garvey-s-view-no-no-nantucket/article_47675171-2394-5cee-b0cf-e327c45e6b30.html

Newburyport Daily News Article; A Call to Inn Street Artists
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/a-call-for-inn-street-artisans/article_4f6a348a-222d-5aed-86ec-cc422fba562b.html

A Community Call to Action
https://wordpress.com/post/spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/1214

Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/yankee-homecoming-planning-to-celebrate-its-th-year/article_e262e870-d34f-5201-a42b-47137ef3874f.html

Newburyport Daily News Article – Worth The Price of Admission
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/worth-the-price-of-admission/article_0db33431-497c-5f00-b29f-f65ee85fea13.html

Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/a-home-grown-festival/article_41967352-f702-5ce5-9da0-dc97b289499c.html
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/yankee-homecoming-chairman-plans-new-events/article_ffbcae5c-32cd-50ed-b0aa-a7447113677b.html

Artisan Revival Library Presentation

https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/artisan-revival-library-presentation/
Spirit of Newburyport Blog
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/

Tribute to Jack Frost
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/01/

Inn Street Blues
http://www.newburyportnews.com/homecoming/inn-street-blues/article_e1cde82d-7d50-512a-9ea3-10e1f983097e.html

Inn Street Artisans Market
http://spiritofnewburyport.com/Artisan_Market.html

Newburyport; An American Perspective
http://sunspiritgallery.com/NAP_PressRelease1.htm

Artisans Revival 2018 – Update #1

Dear Friends of the Artisans Revival,
You are receiving this update because you have participated in or shared an interest in the Artisan Revival events. If you would no longer like to receive these updates, please reply with REMOVE in the subject line. Thank you.
In this Update you will here about:
* 2017 Boston Winter Holiday Market
 
* 2018 Newburyport Transient Vendor Licenses
 
* 2018 Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
 
* 2018 Artisans Revival EXPANDED show schedule
 
* 2018 Artisans Revival Holiday Chalet Market Show?
 
    I have a lot exciting information to bring to you regarding the Artisans Revival 2018. To those that have contacted me seeking information for the upcoming year, thank you, and I appreciate your input and patience. For those of you that may be new to the list, you can find my archived updates going back to 2016 in the link to my Spirit of Newburyport blog below. I have categorized and highlighted certain elements of the Revival in order for you to be able to discern what is best for you in order to maximize your reading time. I know a lot of us have great projects going on and time is always of the essence. I have been debating on whether or not to pursue a rather ambitious 2018 format. Even though I may initiate such an ambition, I believe ultimately it can only be accomplished with the input of all involved.
So here goes.
* 2017 Boston Winter Holiday Market
 
    First, allow me to brush up on where I left off last year. Many of you may already know that several artisans from the greater Newburyport area and representatives of the Artisans Revival participated in the Boston Winter Holiday Market at City Hall Plaza for the last 37 days of 2017. What an experience! For those that have heard of this for the first time, I will be offering a full detailed insight on what this show consisted of, what it was like, the ups and downs, and what it all means to the future of artisan markets here in Newburyport and beyond soon! The most relevant aspect of this show was what was referred to as ‘artisans chalets’. Please stay tuned for more information.
For a preview of some of the sights and sounds of Boston Winter Market 2017;
 
I also have a video coming out on the building of the ‘Tall Ships Boston 2017 Chalet’. Like I said, I will be following this event up with more information as well as where we go from here in regards to a ‘tiny studio artisan market’ concept.
 
 
* 2018 Artisan Designated Newburyport Transient Vendor Licenses
    One of the first and foremost important aspects of the Artisans Revival here in Newburyport for 2018, is the implementation of what resulted from last year in terms of expanding the city ordinance to include TWO artisan designated Transient Vendor Licenses and four overall on Inn Street for 2018!  I have been working towards this for quite some time now when I was issued the first TVL as a non-food vendor (artisan) in 2009.
For a full view and reading of the new TVL ordinance, section 9-114 paragraph (1), see here:
Sec. 9-114. – Restricted areas.
modified
Approved transient vendors may operate only at the specific locations identified in the application approved by the license commission and subject to the other restrictions of this section 9-114 and license commission regulations. This ordinance shall supersede any other regulation promulgated by the board of health relative to geographic limitations on transient vendors.
 
(1)No more than a total of four (4) full-season licenses, or their equivalent in cumulative duration, at Inn Street, Inn Street Playground (Map 004-Lot 002), and Inn Street Mall (Map 004-Lot 030 [portion]) (the “Inn Street Licenses”), provided that no such license shall allow vending in, from, or by means of a parked vehicle or food truck, and at least two (2) such licenses shall be granted to an applicant whose primary business is the sale of artisan products and wares, as further defined by the license commission; and
It also states:
The City of Newburyport issues four (4) transient vendor licenses in the downtown area on Inn Street only. Two (2) of these are for Food Vendors and Two (2) for Arts related Vendors. These licenses are valid for the year of the accepted application. At the end of each year Vendors may reapply for another license if they choose with the understanding the Newburyport Licensing Commission will consider their application along with any others being submitted. 
I will also say, as I reiterated last year and testified before council, that even though I am duly grateful for the two designated TVL for artisans this year, it is a FAR cry from what is needed and duly deserved for the local artisans of Newburyport as well as the visitors to this great city! I will also go on and state for the record that the new city ordinance takes away an automatic renewal (which had been grandfathered into any exsisitng TVL holder during the last change in city ordinance in 2009). This is a big deal, but more on that later.
Let me make this perfectly clear, and I think I speak on behalf of all the artisans of the greater Newburyport area. We will NOT be satisfied, until we reach our collective goal of a year round artisans marketplace in Newburyport and EVERY artisan who wishes has an opportunity to market their wares and participate in a local collective creative sustainable economy here in Newburyport!
The fact that it has taken this long and has taken this much of a fight, time, and effort to achieve these goals in a city that prides itself on its latest designation as an ‘historic and cultural’ city, together with a long history of artistic reputation, is nothing less than a travesty and reflection of some of its city officials, policies, and trade oraganizations. With THAT said, I would like to once again take this opportunity to thank those city councilors, artisans, retail operators, and public who have seen this and are trying to make a difference in establishing this type of market in the downtown overlay district (D.O.D) .
For those of you who may be interested in what I am talking about here but dont know what to do, I would recommend the following;
1. Distribute this email to anyone who you think may be interested in contributing.
2. Contact me personally with your interest for additional direction.
3. Write to your local newspaper editor.
4. Show up at a City Council and/or License Commision meeting and speak on your own behalf.
 I will have much more to share on this very important subject that is the cornerstone and foundation to everything that the Artisan Revival IS AND WILL BECOME in the city of Newburyport right here in these updates. You will be the first to know of any new information or happenings.
There is also something else that I need to point out in this email. If you go to the citys website regarding the Transient Vendors License page, you will see a notice that states;
All Applications must be submitted with all the requested documentation two weeks prior to the Licensing Commission’s April 4th meeting (March 16th, 2018). Any partial applications submitted will not be considered. The Applicant must attend the April meeting to introduce themselves and discuss what they will be selling.
Applications for license renewal or new licenses for the 2018 season may be submitted to the Newburyport Licensing Commission, PO Box 550, Newburyport, MA 01950 by March 16, 2018 for consideration by the Licensing Commission at the April 4, 2018 Wednesday night meeting.
If anyone is interested in more information regarding the Newburyport TVL 2018, please contact me directly.
* 2018 Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
 
    It has been confirmed to me by this years Yankee Homecoming chairperson, Maureen Ryan, that there will be a third annual Inn Street Artisans Revival! This years event promises to be better then ever. I will be following up this update with more specifics regarding this years show shortly. I can say right now with a degree of certainty, that spaces will be limited and sold out prior to the event. So if you are interested in participating in the 3rd Annual Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival, please contact me for an application and I will be sure to get one out to you asap. This years dates are July 28 -August 5th.
More on this shortly…
 
* 2018 Artisans Revival EXPANDED show schedule
 
    For those that are familair with the Artisans Revival movement over the past two years, you know that we held our first independent event last September during the Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the Newburyport Riverfest concert. This three day event was a fantastic success, not only for the Artisans, but for the surrounding retailer’s on Inn Street. It has laid the foundation for the possible expansion of more independent shows on Inn Street and throughout the city of Newburyport. With revised changes in permiting and coordination between the city and the Chamber of Commerce, I do not, as of yet, have all the specifics, nor confirmations. What I can tell you for sure is that we are making a sincere effort to expand the artisans Activities on Inn Street and will be turning in my application for expanded Artisans Revivals shows for 2018.
The most pertient element on the feasibility of this schedule will be ARTISAN PARTICIPATION. If you are interested in participating in any of these shws, please contact me asap!
The ‘probable’ dates (subject to change) are as follows;
2018 Artisans Revival (Proposed Show Dates)
Saturday April 21, 2018 – Inn Street Artisan Revival Artwalk
(This show will be simultaneous to the Newburyport Artwalk)
Saturday May 26th – Artisan Revival SpringFest
(This show will preceed the Newburyport Chambers Spring Festival on Sunday and Monday)
Saturday June 3rd – Inn Street Artisan Revival Artwalk
(This show will be simultaneous to the Newburyport Artwalk)
Wednesday July 4th – Inn Street Fourth of July Artisans Revival
Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisan Revival – July 28th – August 5th
Saturday August 18th – Inn Street Artisan Revival Artwalk
(This show will be simultaneous to the Newburyport Artwalk)
Saturday September 1-3, Labor Day Artisans Revival
Saturday October 6th – Artisans Revival HarvestFest
(This show will preceed the Newburyport Chambers Harvest Festival on Sunday and Monday)
Saturday Novemeber 3 – Inn Street Artisans Revival Artwalk
(This show will be simultaneous to the Newburyport Artwalk)
November 30- December 16 – Artisans Revival Chalet HolidayFest
(This show is in its infancy planning stages and far from being confirmed)
 
* 2018 Winter Chalet Artisans Market Show?
 
As stated in the opening paragraph of this update, one of the most prevelent aspects of doing the Boston Holiday Market 2017, for me anyway, was working in a confined, heated environment of an enclosed ‘Artisans Chalet’. Basically, a hyped up disscription of converting a ’10×12′ (or varying sizes) Garden Shed into an ‘Artisan Chalet’, or ‘Tiny Studio’ as a take off of the ‘Tiny House’ concept. Again, please check out my blog update for some insight on this as well as staying tuned for more information, including a video trailor that I am making on just how I designed my 2017 Boston Winter Chalet’. This concept is dervied from Europes’ Christmas Markets’, and has spurned the idea of creating a YEAR ROUND Artisans market based on the Chalet concept. Again,..please sty tuned for lots more information regarding both the Holiday Artisans Revival show as well as the movement for a year round Artisans Market.
Please sty tuned for lots more information on this as well as all the shows for the Artisans Revival 2018!
Be sure to check out the links below for more history of the Artisans Revival.
Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/
Artisans bring lively revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017
Merchants, business leaders high on Yankee Homecoming
By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017
Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey
‘No No Nantucket’
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation

Boston Winter Holiday Market

 

Many of you already know that several artisans from the greater Newburyport area and representatives of the Artisans Revival participated in the Boston Winter Holiday Market at City Hall Plaza for the last 37 days of 2017. What an experience! For those that have heard of this for the first time, I will be offering a full detailed insight on what this show consisted of, what it was like, the ups and downs, and what it all means to the future of artisan markets here in Newburyport and beyond soon! Please stay tuned.

For now I’d like to share some of the sights and sounds of Boston Winter 2017:

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans Revival Update

Dear Friends of the Revival,
You are receiving this update because you have participated in the Artisans Revival or interested in the event movement. If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, please reply with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line. Thank you.
In this update;
* Labor Day wrap
* Harvest Festival/Inn Street
* 2017 Summation
* Whats Next?
* Links and Blogs
* See You Next Year!
Labor Day
I’ve wanted to get an update out regarding the status of the Artisans Revival. As you know, the first Artisans Revival show, beyond that of Yankee Homecoming, took place during the Labor Day weekend. It was a huge success in many ways. While the Riverfront concert raged on Saturday, so did Inn Street. There was a constant flow of traffic with many vendors reporting above average sales, while others were basking in exposure on a great summer’s day. Sunday was a wash out due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, but Monday the sun and crowds were back. It was the first time in over six years that an independent artisan show took place downtown and with the surrounding brick and mortar business reporting an uptick in sales during the weekend along with high praise for all the artisans! The original intent for doing the show was to ‘tap in’ to the ‘built in crowds that are generated from other events and festivals, and prove that the surrounding retail business CAN benefit as long as the events were planned and executed correctly as a place to stop and smell the roses, mingle, and shop.
In addition we were able to raise $790.00 for Titus Blade Steele. Here is a quick snipit of my conversation with Titus;

Hi John how you doing l hope that all is well, thanks many times to you friend
you are a martyr the truth Saint
thanks titus, but im just someone that wants to make a difference, thats all.
i hope the money will help you make a difference at this stage in your life, even though you have made a big difference in the work you have done in Newburyport over the years.
call it paying it forward…or ‘payback’ if you will ; )

Hello thank you very much, you are an awesome friend, and I promise you God is watching everything you do

Hi titus. So the money was transferred out of my account. Please confirm you have received it on your end.

Good l have received the funds, you are awesome, Thanks💖a million
There was also another $650.00 collected to assist me in creating the Artisans Revival Market on Inn Street.
Artisans Revival Market Place
The Artisans Revival seeks to create a self sustaining market and economic source for the city and local artisans, as well as assisting other artisans in need.
I thank all who have supported and contributed to these projects. They will continue to be ongoing and accepting donations for the foreseeable future. Any additional donations would be greatly appreciated.
My agenda at this point is to continue to directly approach the Chamber of Commerce as well as the city to sit down and to further discuss ways in which artisans, residents, visitors, brick and mortar business, AND the city can ALL benefit from ways in which demonstrate community collaboration and involvement with artisans shows and festivals. THIS is what the Artisans Revival is all about, and we will continue working towards this goal.
Columbus Day
The developing plan for this year was to continue to sponsor our own show on Columbus Day weekend to coincide with the Chambers ‘Harvest Festival’, at least on Saturday. Then perhaps do a Holiday Show in November.
However, my personal plans have changed.
I will continue to participate in this years Harvest Festival on October 8th and 9th via my vendors license for Inn Street. But that will be it beyond those dates. I will NOT be organizing a coinciding an Artisans Revival show for Columbus Day weekend, nor at any point for the rest of the year. This will be my last appearance on Inn Street for 2017. My focus now will turn from Newburyport to Boston for the City Hall Plaza Winter Holiday Market beginning on November 24th and running through December 31, 2017.
Boston Winter Holiday Market Show
2016 Boston Winter: City Hall Skating Path + Holiday Market
 
Beyond that, and if successful in Boston, I will then continue to attempt to establish a southern market somewhere along the eastern seaboard during the winter months before returning to Inn Street in the Spring.
2017 Summation and whats next for 2018?
 
On the flip side, we have had a fantastic year for artisans in Newburyport during 2017. Because of our involvement and the redrafting of the city vendors license ordinance, the city will now have four vendors license available in 2018 on Inn Street, with NO LESS THAN TWO DESIGNATED LICENSES for ARTISANS for the first time in the city’s history!
This is a very big deal because I believe this acts as the foundation for a year round artisans market. I believe these licenses will be successful and will lead to more designated licenses specifically for artisans on Inn Street. Inn Street has come a long way but still has a way to go. The underutilized areas of Inn Street need to be utilized by something other than the overflow of a playground for kids in order to balance out the area and make it conducive for adults and shoppers seeing it serves as the heart of the downtown shopping district. Without the artisans , Inn Street has become nothing more than a million dollar playground that contributes nothing more to the local economy of the area other than an ice cream cone and children’s playground. Nothing against children’s playgrounds, but when that is your only option for a major ‘pedestrian mall’ and shopping district downtown, then the local retail district id effected negatively.
I will be submitting an event plan by the end of the year to the City Council calling for multiple Artisan Shows in the spring  of 2018, as well as organizing the third annual Yankee Homecoming Artisans Revival. Other plans will call for both the second annual Labor Day Artisans market show, as well as an expanded Harvest Festival Artisans Revival show during Columbus Day weekend.
All of this will be aimed at creating a year round Inn Street Artisasn market.
 
For more information and to continue to keep tabs on progress, please stay tuned to the Spirit of Newburyport blog as well as the artisans revival facebook page!
Spirit of Newburyport Blog;
 
Artisans Revival Facebook page;
 
If anyone has any questions or comments please dont hesiate to write or call anytime!
You can find more information on the history of the Artisans Revival in the links below.
Once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have participated, supported and contributed to the Artisans Revival in 2017. Thank you!
Hope to see you at the Harvest Festival or at the Boston Holiday Winter Market!
If not, have a great rest of the year and See You in The Spring!

Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/
Artisans bring lively revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017
Merchants, business leaders high on Yankee Homecoming
By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017
Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey
‘No No Nantucket’
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation

Labor Day update 8.31.17

Dear Friends of the Revival,
You are receiving this message because you have participated in the Artisans Revival, are interested in the movement, or are simply blown away by what has been happening on Inn Street and want to know more!
Even so, if you would like to be removed from this master mailing list, then please reply with ‘Remove’ in the subject line. Thank you.
In this update you will find details on the following;
* Labor Day Show Approved – Few Spaces Still Available
* New Vendors for Labor Day Show
* Details on Labor Day Show/Set Up
* Details on Revival Benefit Projects Launch
* Dan Searl – Saturday Street Performance/art exhibit
Is this freaking exciting or what?
We are going to be exhibiting artisans on Inn Street alongside ten thousand Riverfest Giant fans!
I don’t know about anyone else, but, …..I’m feelin it.
If you do not know what’s going down on Inn Street these days I’d 1). check your pulse and see if your still alive, or 2). Pay closer attention
Let’s start first with the Inn Street Artisans Labor Day Market Show approval.
Yes…. We did it!
Sorry for the delay. I have been out of sorts getting this all finalized these past two days. And I still wasn’tabsolutely sure until this morning. We practically pulled this one out of thin air!
City council, if you haven’t heard by now, voted for approval after being green lighted by the License and Permits Committee, anchored by Councilor Bruce Vogel. All sign offs by Police, Fire and DPW have been made. Insurance purchased and we are ready to rock with the giants!!!!
Special thanks to city councilor Bruce Vogel for sticking his neck out for me and the artisans, and all the support of the license and permits committee (Councilor Devlin, Earls, and Eigerman). Honorable mention to city clerk ( and artist) Richard Jones, Craig Holt (License Commission Chairman), Kate Quill (Paige Insurance), Lynn Varney (Assistant to the License Commission), Claudia Harris (Letter of Recommendation/Proprietor of Elephant Trunk), and everyone that had a hand in pulling this event off with such short notice and propelling the Artisans Revival to new and higher ground!
Upward and Onward….
The Revival will be featuring some of its local favorites, Amy’s Creations, Third Shift Fabrications, Plum Islander Art, Gerri Maffris, Steve Purlmutter Photography, Beachscapes, Winchester Chinese School Calligraphy, yours truly the Spirit of Newburyport and more! I also heard through the Revival grapevine that we will also be introducing some new vendors to the movement like, Sac A Main’s leather and upholstered bags, Frothinghams floral arrangements and Stained Glass by Kristine!
There are still a couple select spaces available so if you have been on the fence with this one now’s the time to make it happen!
Stay tuned the Artisans Revival facebook page for a full listing, more information and updates throughout the weekend!
Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
Basic details for vendors regarding the Labor Day show
 
Hours will be 9 am to 6 Pm Saturday, Sunday (Rain or shine) andMonday.
Set up will be 5-7PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night,
and 7-9am Saturday, Sunday and Monday Morning.
Please arrive via the Green Street parking lot alongside the Inn Street curb for unloading and loading.
Payment; $100.00 a day suggested donation
$250.00 all three days
**** As long as there is space all vendors are invited as long as they meet Revival criteria and there is room, REGARDLESS OF ABILITY TO MAKE SUGGESTED DONATION.
 
Donated fees will then be split 50-50 between the two Gofundme Revival Projects listed below. 
 
Please make checks payable to John Brown on day of set up.
If you have any questions at all regarding these details, please contact me directly.
Please support the Artisans ‘Revival Projects’.
Please read all information in links as there is a lot ; )
These benefits are being done in the spirit of giving back to the artisans and community.
All collected donated fees from the artisans will go to the benefit funds.
If anyone has any specific questions on these fundraisers (especially the artisans market fund seeing it is still under construction), please contact me directly.
Launch date; 9.2.17
Inn Street Artisans Labor Day Market Show
Titus Blade Steele
Artisans Market (Still Under Construction)
I will have more local “Revival News” in a Labor Day Update Part 2tomorrow.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions at all!
Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/
Artisans bring lively revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017
Merchants, business leaders high on Yankee Homecoming
By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017
Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey
‘No No Nantucket’
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation

Inn Street Artisans Labor Day Market Show – Update 8/28/17

Dear Friends of the Revival,
 
You are receiving this update because you have participated in the Revival events or are interested in this movement. if you would no longer like to receive these updates, please reply with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.
 
In this update you will hear of news regarding:
 
* The Labor Day Inn Street Artisans Market Revival Show TRIBUTE
* Monday night city council meeting
* Artisans Revival inaugural beneficiary; Titus Blade Steele
* The Artisans Market Revival Fund
* Kathy Heywood; Labor Day Festival
* Bridget Chapman; WREG News
There is so much news to share with you I can hardly contain it all in one email. For those that might have a hard time taking in all the information, all I ask is that you try and stop to smell the roses ; )
I may be writing in the most auspicious time of this Revival process. What happens within the coming days will determine the future of the Artisans Revival movement.
 
Yes. I said it. MOVEMENT. Because ‘THIS’ is exactly what is now taking place whether or not it is obvious to see, or not. If it is not obvious to you, then I implore you to take a closer look at what is happening, and HAS been happening now on Inn Street since August of 2015.
 
Inn Street Blues – Jim Sullivan
 
 
This revival movement has ignited a community of wayfarers to reclaim a street, and once again establish a viable model of local, sustainable, co creative economics and collaboration to inspire a community.
What took place in August of 2015 was a time that the working class people of this good city, led by the artist and crafts(wo)men, stood up to the ignorance of corporate/commercial controlled sponsored interest OVER PEOPLES INTEREST,…….and took back their street by way of one of the longest running festivals in the country. A no simple feat.
This Labor Day weekend we have an opportunity to celebrate this cause.
 
The proposed Labor Day Inn Street Artisans Market Revival Show is quickly shaping up to be a celebration and TRIBUTE to the generations of working class artisans and crafts(wo)men of this city.
 
I have had several conversations over the past couple days that have been so meaningful and pertinent to what is now happening that I could spend hours writing about it, yet not even scratch the surface.
 
So I will try to keep this as simple as i can ; )
 
The only thing that now seems to stand in the way of any further progress of this movement is a city council vote sometime during the city council meeting on Monday evening. I have presented this event application in the most simplest of ways with a basic artisan layout. It Has gained a city council sponsorship and ally, along with brick and mortar letter of recommendation.
 
The application is now before License and Permit Committee and City council debate and approval; See Packet here;
The Artisans Revival movement (including culinary arts and musicians) has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can all live and coexist together peacefully and effectively in an aura of collaboration of co-opportunity community spirit.
 
If we are able to revive a significant artisan representation on a steady basis here in Newburyport via Inn Street, and execute it so that ALL elements of the city benefit from it, it can go a long way in addressing some of the current issues facing our celebrations of festivals that have become a proud trademark of our heritage and culture over the years.
 
If you haven’t done so, please take the time out to review the significant local news of the latest event.
 
Artisans Bring Lively Revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017
Merchants, Business Leaders High on Yankee Homecoming
By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017
Even though we are celebrating a milestone within the redrafting of the Transient Vendor License city ordinance voted on this year that will include 2 Inn Street Artisan Designated licenses beginning in 2018, it falls far short of what we feel this city should be required to have, as far as artisan representation.The merchants on Inn Street are about to conduct a tribute and a celebration of this movement as it now rises out of its birth and infant shadows of Yankee Homecoming. If all goes accordingly it will continue to move in the direction of its planned 2017 execution that aims at conducting several other shows before the year is out on our own. This is why this vote is very significant.
 
In a year in which the State of Massachusetts bestowed Newburyport with the honorable “Historic and Cultural District Designation”, its about time the local artisan industry is recognized for its possible economic contributions to the city as well as many other benefits that the artisans bring to Inn Street and the surrounding community.
 
As a coordinator of these market shows I do NOT seek financial compensation for the organizing and promotion of these shows. I do it primarily because I believe they are a vital necessity to not only the artisans but to Inn Street and the community as a whole. As the only current Transient Vendor Licensed artisan in the city, I also do it to ensure that my operation continues to be as successful as it can by selling my products in the accompaniment of other artisans. This is how it benefits me personally beyond any principled beliefs I may have.
 
Therefore, whatever donated ‘fee’s that are raised via the artisans will go to beneficiary’s. HOWEVER, I do not want these donated fees ($100.00 daily or $250.00 for the three days) to be a deterrent for doing the show. ANY artisan that wishes to participate is welcomed regardless of its ability to make the donated fee, providing there is room and space available. Please check in with me if you have any questions regarding this.
 
As of right now I am working on obtaining safety ‘sign offs’ from police, fire and dwp. I am also doing what is necessary in obtaining a 2 million liability insurance coverage.
 
If you have replied to my previous updates with an interest in this show and I have not replied to you personally as of yet, please be patient and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
 
This labor day weekend we will pay tribute to this movement and we will do it by introducing its first ‘Artisan Revival Benefit” by launching a go fund me campaign for Newburyport’s own Artist of an era gone by, Titus Blade Steele.
 
Titus Blade Steele
 
For those of you who knew and continue to know Titus, introductions are not necessary to reiterate what kind of artist and person that Titus is. In all my days of working and getting to know this town and its artist, there has been none more deserving of this tribute in time of need, as Titus Blade Steele. if you do not know of this man, nor his recent plight, I implore you to become aware of it. What you have in this city today you owe partly to him.
 
Please do whatever you can to help this cause. If you cant then please share it so that those that can,…will.
 
Next, the Inn Street Artisans Revival will be introducing on Labor Day weekend its own beneficiary Fund. This fund is being created to help finance whatever it will take to establish an Artisans Market on Inn Street, and continue to maintain it AND its surrounding property renovations and maintenance. There will be much more to include in the current state of this project in the near future.
 
Artisans Revival Project (Still under construction)
 
I will end this update with some tidbits of information that I am currently working on in shaping the Labor Day Artisans Revival show, outside of some encouraging movement from the city clerk, Richard Jones (himself a well known artist in Newburyport) and Councilor Vogel.
 
I have made contact recently with Kathy Heywood. Some of you may remember her as the one that last attempted to put forth a labor day festival in Newburyport.
 
Newburyport Labor Day Fest
 
This festival lasted three years and there were some great things that came from this. Unfortunately things change, and we will be learning from these changes and applying them to future shows in order to learn and grow from. Thank You Kathy for planting the seeds and for all your interest and dedication towards making some thing like this happen. This labor Day show is dedicated to what you originally created!
 
Secondly. I have made contact with Bridget Chapman. She is the reporter with WREG News Memphis, that first broke the recent story and re-discovered Titus Blade Steele on the front lawn with all his worldly possessions of his recent eviction.
 
I have notified her of the labor Day benefit show and of the Titus GoFund me project. She is very excited to see what is happening here and awaiting the progress of the labor day benefit in order to do a follow up.
 
We are poised to celebrate and pay tribute.
 
All that stands in the way now is 11 votes of the Newburyport City Council on Monday August 28th at 7:30 PM.
As far as I am concerned, this needs not be a barrier. It comes down to each and every ONE of US.
The Artisans Revival is a commitment and obligation to its local working class citizens within the community which stresses INCLUSION OF THE INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AND WORKING CLASS (local mom/pop small business) ABOVE ALL.
Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/
Artisans bring lively revival to Inn Street
By Jim Sullivan Staff writer Aug 1, 2017
Merchants, business leaders high on Yankee Homecoming
By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer Aug 8, 2017
Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey
‘No No Nantucket’
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation

Inn Street Artisans Labor Day Market Show

Dear Friends of the Revival,
You are receiving this message because you have participated in the Artisans Revival or have shown interest in this event. If you would like to be removed from this list, please reply with ‘Remove’ in the subject line.
The proposal for an Inn Street Artisans Labor Day Market Show was accepted as a late file for last nights City council meeting.
After an early pre-emptive strike on targeted members of council, I was able to hit early, hit hard, and basically get an agreement to the Labor Day show prior to last nights meeting and be home by 7:30.
I’m getting pretty good at this ; )
But before saying it is outright approved, the event proposal has been adopted by City Councilman Bruce Vogel, and is now headed to license and oversight committee for approval, in which Bruce Vogel is one quarter of. Another twenty five percent was occupied by Councilman Eigerman, as he cleared the way to the License Oversight Committee. So I would say it’s pretty much a slam dunk from here.
Close enough that I am now accepting reservations for the show that starts on Saturday, September 2, 2017 and runs through Monday September 4th, 2017.
I am not sure of the fee as of yet. I am still working this out with committee. It will NOT be more than $250.00 for the three days. It could be less. It all depends on what the city does and how it does it. I will have more on this as it progresses.
I will be booking 10-12 artisans to start. If there is more of a demand for space then I will reconsider options.
Obviously this is a total experiment. I do not ever recall seeing an artisan show on Inn Street during Labor day before. There will be much to learn here. I do believe there is great potential, not only for sales, but for local artisan vendor exposure and publicity. Perhaps even more than Yankee Homecoming seeing it is almost an event of its own. Although it runs simultaneously with the Riverfest concert on Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will be on our own.
I will have much more to share on this in the coming days. But for now I just wanted to get this initial stage of development out to you.
Please let me know if you are interested in reserving a spot as soon as you can. Once I receive a dozen reservations, I will put out the notice, and go from there.
There will be a lot of information coming forth regarding the details of this show, but in the meantime, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/
Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey
‘No No Nantucket’
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation

Inn Street Artisans Revival Update 7.20.17

Dear Friends of the Revival,

You are receiving this email because you are participating in the 2017 Inn Street Artisans Revival, or you have shown interest in this event.

* Donation Goal $10,000.00 Reached; Revival Expansion

* Guidelines; Set-Up/Breakdown

* Kudos to Supporters and Volunteers

* WNBP Local Pulse – Sat 7.22.17

This update will deal primarily with the Guidelines for the upcoming show beginning Saturday July 29th, 2017.

However, I would like to take this opportunity to state for the record that we are now heading down the final stretch of booking vendors and I am happy to announce that we are now shy of only $600.00 of reaching this year’s goal of $10,000.00 in donations by artisans towards the cost of this years 60th anniversary of the Yankee Homecoming Festival. HuuRAH!

This is a big deal. Congratulations to each and every one of you that has contributed to this historic event! We have stood together and have demonstrated that together, WE can pay our part and have earned our right of participation. This has been a year in which Newburyport and local artisans have stood up, been heard, and are now poised to make our mark and statement on Inn Street and the Newburyport community. Even though there is still lots of room for improvement, the ISAR is bigger and better this year as promised. This years vendors will now be stretching from one end of Inn Street to the other featuring over 40 artisans, culinary vendors, non profit humanitarians, and musicians!

It is now YOUR TIME TO SHINE.

As you may be aware of, as outlandish and ridiculous as that may sound, festivals have become an ‘issue’ this year in Newburyport. The Inn Street Artisans Revival has been created to not only give the artisans an opportunity to pay for the festival, to earn revenue from the festival, but to DEMONSTRATE HOW A FESTIVAL SHOULD BE PLANNED and EXECUTED!

Let’s show Newburyport HOW IT IS DONE and when it is done right, HOW IT BENEFITS THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY!!

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Here are the guidelines to this year’s show.

Guidelines; Set Up/Breakdown

Set Up
 
Everyone who is booked for Saturday July 29th, is invited and encouraged to set up Friday evening, July 28th, after 5 PM. I will be available at the Inn St Stage to assign spaces.
If you choose not to set up Friday night, second set up begins at 7 am Saturday July 29th.
I will be available at the inn St Stage to assign spaces then as well.
 
Loading lane will be the curb along Inn Street parking lot (Access to parking lot is Green Street or Water Street).
 
Set up time for any given day begins at 7AM. 
I will be available at my vendor space (Red Art Cart – Spirit of Newburyport – across from Simply Sweet and adjacent the stage) to assign spaces.
 
Parking in the Inn street parking lot is free on Friday evening.
The lot is available on Saturday at .50 hour.
I do not know at the moment if there is a limit.
Alternative parking is available in the waterfront lots off Water Street behind the Firehouse and Custom House.
 
All vendors MUST be set up and have all tent space cleared of packaging and transporting gear and debris by 10:00 AM each day.
For those booked all week, If you are not able to open your booth on any given day for any reason,
Please make sure you can get coverage. If not, then please contact me to let me know.
 
ALL TENTS MUST BE SECURED WITH WEIGHTS (recommended 40lbs)
If weights are not available, then you must be responsible for an alternative method of securing your tent.
Inn Street is known for sudden burst of wind, such as last year’s mini micro burst, that ended with one tent in the fountain.
 
Let’s NOT have a repeat of this! Not only is this embarrassing and potentially devastating for a vendor, but it is dangerous due to the amount of children in the area. Sp PLEASE HEED this call to anchor your tents!
 
If your tent is not secured I will ask you to secure it..or break it down.
No Exceptions!
 
 
I have been an outside vendor on Inn Street for eight years. Wind and rain are the main elements to deal with.
I watch the Doppler very carefully. Even though I missed one downpour last year,…(i’m usually pretty good at calling approaching weather), you can pretty much count on me to get the word out prior to any abrupt thunderstorm.
 
 
You are able to leave your tent set up overnight.
Leave product and materials at your own discretion.
 
 
Breakdown
 
5 PM. All vendors are invited to remain open and on Inn Street after the closing hour of 5 PM.
Inn Street is a hopping place at night during Yankee Homecoming….and many vendors stayed open and took full advantage of it last year. It is the slowest between 5-6:30. It picks up after dinner, and is busy between 8-9PM.
 
Keep in mind, that this year we will have three food vendors on Inn Street and featuring the ‘Inn Street Early Evening Music and Performance Series” between 6-8Pm. So I am expecting a decent crowd during dinner hours.
 
Schedules will be posted on social media and web sites, as well as printed leaflets of all music performances and artisan listings. These notifications and schedules should be posted shortly on the YankeeHomecoming web site shortly;
Inn Street Artisans Revival
 
 
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Bathrooms
 
There are public restrooms located next to the Information Booth on Water Street next to the Pop Up Park (just beyond the Firehouse Theatre)
 
There are also bathrooms in the Firehouse (downstairs from the lobby)
 
You may also find a restroom in Richdales (corner of state and pleasant streets)
 
as well as Starbucks on the corner of state and liberty.
 
 
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I will have spaces assigned (hopefully)……by this coming weekend.
 
IF THERE IS ANY MAJOR CONCERNS OR NEEDS REGARDING SPACES.
 
PLEASE LET ME KNOW, and you can come down to Inn Street and meet me prior to the show.
 

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Again, I would like to remind everyone that this is the INN STREET ARTISANS REVIVAL during Yankee Homecoming. Please be sure to include the name of this event in any and all promotion of your vending operation!

You are here and have this opportunity not only because of the Yankee Homecoming event, but because of the many artisans that have come forward, stood up, and have made their claim. So honor yourself AND them, and include the name of this event in any and all of your marketing and promotions!

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Thanks

Once again, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all those, named or unnamed, that have supported, volunteered, and contributed to co-creating this event, and for all those that have put up with my insanity once again! THANK YOU. Kudos to Kat Couree, Ben Twombly, Amy Sciuto, Alex Adrian, John T, Jack Garvey and Barry Siegel, for all your support and work throughout the year. Special thanks to Patrick Ryan and Steve DiNunzio for ‘Standing Up”, and to the great volunteer work in marketing and promotion by Sandra Turner for ‘Stepping Up”!!!! HuuuRah!

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WNBP Radio Interview 7.22.17

Please join Sandra Turner (Plumislander Art) and myself (Spirit of Newburyport) for a radio interview as guest on of Joe Dibiase and the Local Pulse radio show on WNBP Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for a discussion on the Inn Street Artisans Revival and the 60th anniversary of Yankee Homecoming!

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Over and out for now…..

If anyone has any questions or comments, or if I have forgotten anything pertinent up to this point, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you!

Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
http://www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/

Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey

‘No No Nantucket’

http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/columns/garvey-s-view-no-no-nantucket/article_47675171-2394-5cee-b0cf-e327c45e6b30.html

Newburyport Daily News Article; A Call to Inn Street Artists
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/a-call-for-inn-street-artisans/article_4f6a348a-222d-5aed-86ec-cc422fba562b.html

A Community Call to Action
https://wordpress.com/post/spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/1214

Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/yankee-homecoming-planning-to-celebrate-its-th-year/article_e262e870-d34f-5201-a42b-47137ef3874f.html

Newburyport Daily News Article – Worth The Price of Admission
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/worth-the-price-of-admission/article_0db33431-497c-5f00-b29f-f65ee85fea13.html

Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/a-home-grown-festival/article_41967352-f702-5ce5-9da0-dc97b289499c.html
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/yankee-homecoming-chairman-plans-new-events/article_ffbcae5c-32cd-50ed-b0aa-a7447113677b.html

Artisan Revival Library Presentation

https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/artisan-revival-library-presentation/
Spirit of Newburyport Blog
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/

Tribute to Jack Frost
https://spiritofnewburyport.wordpress.com/2016/01/

Inn Street Blues
http://www.newburyportnews.com/homecoming/inn-street-blues/article_e1cde82d-7d50-512a-9ea3-10e1f983097e.html

Inn Street Artisans Market
http://spiritofnewburyport.com/Artisan_Market.html

Newburyport; An American Perspective
http://sunspiritgallery.com/NAP_PressRelease1.htm

Stunning TVL Vote Reversal!

* TVL Vote Reversal
* Newburyport Flashbacks
Conversations with Eddie Gandolfo
35th Anniversary Performance by Jack Garvey
* Nbpt City Council videos
* Featured Artisans
 
And More!
 
Dear Friends of the Revival,
In a stunning amendment vote reversal by the City Council last Monday June 12, 2017 evening, regarding the number of Inn Street Transient Vendor Licenses and Artisan Designations on Inn Street, the redrafted city ordinance will now be allowing for FOUR overall TVL yearly licenses with TWO Artisan Designations. This unanimous vote turnaround was anchored by the public testimony and actions by Steve Dinunzio Monday evening in petitioning 21 brick and Mortar retail outlets in which ALL were in favor of the increase in Artisan Designation and presented to the Newburyport City Council.
Steve also spoke on behalf of the city’s artisans by stating;
“In 2013 this city became the nineteenth city in the state to earn the ‘Cultural District Designation”, a campaign led by Mayor Holaday and leaders of the Newburyport Art community. State Rep Kathleen O’connor Ives states, “The Designation identifies the city as a unique destination for visitors, artist, and business development.”
 
So I certainly feel as though we need more artist on Inn Street.”
 
Congratulations Steve. Job well done. Id also like to take this opportunity to thank Sandra Turner and Patrick Ryan who came forth and publicly testified on behalf of the artisans at the City Council meetings besides Steve and myself, as well as all those who have contributed to this cause over the past few months and years, specifically Kat Couree, Greg Nikas, Ben Twombly, Jack Garvey and Amy Sciuto. To everyone who has supported this measure and has stood beside us at some point. THANK YOU!
In short, what these new licenses and artisan designations do for us, as well as the city, is reconfirm that;
a. Newburyport is dedicated to supporting the city’s artisans by reconfirming the cultural designations with specific Artisan Designations for creative small business in the area.
And B; It also gives the area an opportunity to lay a significant foundation for a future artisans market either on Inn Street, or somewhere in the city. This is a very significant development as we enter the last phase of planning for the second annual Inn Street Artisans Revival. It is our honor and genuine pleasure, to carry on this tradition while planning for the 60th anniversary of Yankee Homecoming whose idea was spearheaded by a local artist by the name of Jack Frost in 1958.
In the past couple years since Inn St was invaded by the Golden Arches of Mcdonald’s in 2015, we have not only reclaimed our street as a ‘Corporate and Commercial Free Zone” by creating the first ever Yankee Homecoming Artisans Revival, but we have moved to solidify Artisan Designated TVL on Inn Street for the very first time in the city’s history! Congratulations everyone and congratulations to the Artisans of Newburyport!!!!!!!
This is  sweet sweet victory that once again signifies, and sends a very loud, clear message to everyone in this city, that an Artisans Revival is alive and well and we will never surrender these privileges and rights in continuing to contribute to a vibrant creative economy in downtown Newburyport!
In a related incident, I had an opportunity to sit down with a long time poet and artist of Newburyport dating back to the 1970’s Eddie Gandolfo. This meeting has spurned ideas of dedicating a day during the Revival to honor and pay tribute to some of the area’s most distinguished artist that contributed to the vibrancy and creative aura during the early seventies. There will be more information to be announced regarding this shortly, including a very special exhibit that is very close to my heart (Fingers crossed on this one…stay tuned!).
You can see this conversation  with Eddie Gandolfo here:
Conversations with Eddie Gandolfo;
I would also like to take this opportunity to announce a very special musical performance by someone who has been coming down to Inn Street since the early eighties. Jack Garvey will be conducting a very special 35th Anniversary performance on the Inn Street stage on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6 PM. This performance is part of the new Inn Street Early Evening concert series featuring some of the most well known musicians and artist in the area including Alex Adrian (Saturday July 29th), John Tavano (Sunday July 30th), and Lewis Flores(Friday August 4th).
For a full listing of all performances and exhibits please see;
As well as the postings on our facebook page;
Also, for a video viewing of all the significant contributions to the Artisans Designation for Inn Street, you can view all the significant artisan testimonies and city council votes here:
Newburyport City Council Meeting – May 30th, 2017
 
4:15 John Brown Testimony
9:33 Sandra Turner Testimony
11:45 Patrick Ryan Testimony
12:45 Steve Dinunzio Testimony
2:50:00 City Council Discussion and Vote on TVL City Ordinance
Newburyport City Council Meeting – June 12, 2017
2:25 Steve Dinunzio Testimony
42:00 Final TVL Amendment Vote
For all those that have not submitted your links and photos for our featured artisan and musician facebook postings…please do so!
 
You are receiving this update because you are participating in the Artisans Revival or have shown interest in this event. If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, please reply with ‘Remove’ in the subject line.
Thank you.
Best Regards,

John William Brown
Artist/Owner
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-417-1987
www.spiritofnewburyport.com

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival
http://yankeehomecoming.com/event/inn-street-artisans-revival/

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InnStreetArtisansRevival/
Newburyport Daily News Editorial; As I See It Jack Garvey
‘No No Nantucket’
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation