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Amesbury Open Studios & More 2022

OUR 26th YEAR!

Amesbury Open Studios showcases local artists, artisans, musicians, and our downtown businesses — all the ingredients of our creative community! Participating artists and businesses take advantage of significant foot traffic, promotional opportunities, local partnerships, networking, and so much more. Amesbury artists may open their own studio doors, or choose to be hosted by a local business or Amesbury City Hall. 

 

The generosity of local Amesbury businesses helps make this event possible. Please consider one of our sponsorship opportunities as we enter our 26th year.

 

Event Dates

Saturday, November 12th, 10am–5pm

Sunday, November 13th, 11am–4pm

 

Event Highlights

70+ local artisans • Local art for sale • FREE trolley • Raffle prizes

• Artists’ demonstrations • Kids’ activities • Live music • Performances

• Downtown business deals • Food & drink • And more...

 

Marketing & Audience

Print Materials: 100 posters and 1,500 brochures

Advertising with Merrimack Valley Magazine & local newspapers

Facebook & Instagram: Anticipated reach of 10,000+ local and regional residents

OPEN STUDIOS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Choose from the options below:

 

GET INVOLVED

Be a part of this Amesbury tradition!

1. Restaurant/Retail Offer – FREE!

Offer a deal or discount to entice Open Studio attendees to visit your business during the weekend. Your dining or retail deal will be advertised in our event brochure. This program is provided FREE for any Amesbury business. Examples of deals:

 

  • 10% off purchase of $10 or more

  • Half-price appetizers

  • 20% off purchase of $100 or more

  • Buy one, get one free

  • $10 off purchase of 2 entrees (limit 2 offers per table)

  • Free (product) with every purchase of $50 or more

Deals can apply during Open Studios weekend only (11/12–13) or to customers who present a brochure after the fact.

 

2. Support our RAFFLE FUNDRAISER – Gift Certificate or Merchandise Donation

Minimum $20 value

Provide gift certificates or merchandise to be raffled off during the event weekend.

The Cultural Council uses proceeds to fund the tour and additional arts initiatives. Items will be picked up 2 weeks prior to the event weekend.

 

3. Host one or more artists – $50

Participate as an official stop on the tour! This is an excellent way to drive foot traffic and engage with the community. A few guidelines to participate:

 

  • Your business must be open to the public during all tour hours on both days:

    • Saturday, Nov. 12th, 10am–5pm

    • Sunday, Nov. 13th, 11am to 4pm

  • The artwork must be displayed in a location easily accessible by visitors who are not making a purchase or dining.

  • If you have an artist in mind, they must register and pay separately using the Artist Registration form at www.amesburyopenstudios.com. We will follow up separately to ensure they have/plan to register(ed).

  • If you are interested, but need an artist to exhibit, let us know! We can help to pair you with a local artist.

 

 

Want to get involved?

 

Please complete the form below to register online by Monday, September 19th, 2022. You will be contacted shortly after submission to confirm your details. 

Questions? For more information, please contact:

Amesbury Cultural Council, amesburyopenstudios22@gmail.com.

Please note, in the event of a resurgence in COVID-related gathering restrictions, the in-person portion of the tour will be cancelled by October 21st, 2022. Every effort will be made to refund your payments as quickly as possible.

 

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP TIERS

The generosity of local Amesbury businesses helps make this event possible. Please consider one of our sponsorship opportunities as we enter our 26th year.

EXCLUSIVE TROLLEY SPONSOR - $1,800*

Limited to one (1) business

  • Custom-designed banner (2’ x 10’) displayed on both (2) exterior sides of trolley

  • Logo on event poster and brochure

  • Logo featured on event website - www.AmesburyOpenStudios.com

  • Listing with your website link on our new marketplace/artist directory

  • Logo on front of brochure and business card ad inside

  • Opportunity to provide giveaway/literature for distribution on trolley

  • Facebook & Instagram social media posts and shares

 

PREMIERE TROLLEY SPONSOR - $1,000*

Limited to two (2) businesses

  • Custom-designed banner (2’ x 10’) displayed on one (1) exterior side of trolley

  • Logo on event poster and brochure

  • Logo featured on event website - www.AmesburyOpenStudios.com

  • Listing with your website link on our marketplace/artist directory

  • Logo on front of brochure and business card ad inside

  • Opportunity to provide giveaway/literature for distribution on trolley

  • Facebook & Instagram social media posts and shares

 

TROLLEY STOP SPONSOR - $500*

  • Logo on trolley stop sign

  • Name on event brochure

  • Business card ad in brochure

  • Name on event website - www.AmesburyOpenStudios.com

  • Listing with your website link on our marketplace/artist directory

 

TOUR SUPPORTER - $250*

 

FRIEND OF THE TOUR - $100

 

*All sponsorship levels besides Friend of the Tour require you to submit a high-resolution logo to

amesburyopenstudios22@gmail.com by Monday, September 19th. Vector files are preferred (.EPS or .AI).

 

Interested in Sponsorship?

Please complete the form below to register online by Monday, September 19th, 2022. You will be contacted shortly after submission to confirm your payment details. 

Questions? For more information, please contact:

Amesbury Cultural Council, amesburyopenstudios22@gmail.com.

Please note, in the event of a resurgence in COVID-related gathering restrictions, the in-person portion of the tour will be cancelled by October 21st, 2022. Every effort will be made to refund your payments as quickly as possible.