Community Canvas 2024

We are $500 closers to meeting our goal to make the Ipswich Community Canvas a Reality.
A Huge Thank You to the Awesome Project Ipswich Chapter for Supporting this Community Collaborative

Community Canvas

The goal of the Community Canvas Collaborative is to create numerous pieces of original art of the town by random people in the town.
Ipswich residents and visitors can all be part of a unique art experiment. We will capture the special places in Ipswich that so many of us cherish in a unique way. 

Local Landmarks

Places of Interest

Painting for Everyone

What is the Community Canvas Collaborative?

The Community Canvas Collaborative is an exciting initiative that brings art to the heart of our community in a unique and inclusive way. For a minimum of four days from June 1 to July 30, armed with at least 20 blank canvases, we will set up easels at high-traffic and well publicized locations of interest throughout the town. Here's the twist: every passerby, from seasoned artists to first-time painters, gets three minutes at the easel to contribute to the creation.

What sets us apart? We're not just about professional artists. We're about community members, like you, who want to leave their mark on a piece of original art that reflects our town's spirit and beauty.

But the fun doesn't stop there. We invite you to join us for a multi-day art show, where we'll celebrate these collaborative creations. It's free for everyone to attend, so bring your friends and family. The real magic happens when all the paintings are put up for silent auction. The proceeds from these auctions go directly to support local community groups and fund future Community Canvas Collaborative Projects. So, when you participate, you're not just creating art; you're investing in the future of our community. Join us and let's paint the town, one canvas at a time!

Our Mission

At the Ipswich Community Canvas Collaborative, we believe that art has the power to unite, inspire, and transform communities. Our mission is simple yet profound: to bring people together to create original artworks that capture the beauty, spirit, and essence of Ipswich. Through the act of painting, we aim to foster a sense of belonging, celebrate our town's unique character, and showcase the incredible talent within our community.

The Vision

We envision Ipswich as a town where every resident and visitor can be part of a unique art experience. Our vision includes an art show and sale that reflects the diversity and creativity of our community, featuring pieces created by people from all walks of life. We dream of turning Ipswich into an open-air art studio, with blank canvases placed throughout the town, waiting to be transformed into beautiful artworks that tell the story of our town.

The Process

  • Select Locations, Dates, and Hosts
  • Set up the canvas, paint, and brushes
  • Allow people of all ages to make their mark
  • Display, celebrate, and sell the art
    Revenue generated from the event would be used to fund future open air studio projects. 
Ipswich Paints on Canvas

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA