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LOBSTER TRAP CHRISTMAS TREE TAKING SHAPE (and breaking news of sorts!)

David Brooks and crew spent a solid eight hour day building Gloucester’s famous lobster trap tree, the one and only lobster trap Christmas tree decorated with hand painted buoys by local children and artists. They will be returning tomorrow to finish up, weather permitting. Lending a hand this afternoon when I stopped by to take snapshots were Mark Schlichte, Shawn Henry, Jake Hennessey, Peter Asaro, Jason Burroughs, and David Brooks. If you see these guys around town, let them know how awesome you think they are!

The exciting news is that this year we will be enjoying COLORED lights!!! Although white holiday lights are wonderful and beautiful, it just seems to me that colored lights on our lobster trap tree are more festive and compliment better the hand painted buoys. For the past several years, the tree was decorated with white lights and I am glad to see they are mixing it up with colored lights this year. What is your personal preference?

DID YOU KNOW THAT IT COSTS APPROXIMATELY $800.00 FOR LIGHTS EACH YEAR? THE COST SEEMS RELATIVELY MODEST WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE DELIGHT AND WONDERMENT THIS MOST UNIQUE OF HOLIDAY TREES AND ACCOMPANYING BUOY PAINTING BRINGS TO OUR COMMUNITY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH THE EXPENSE OF THE LIGHTS, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID BROOKS AT 978-335-2219. THANK YOU!

THIS YEAR’S TREE LIGHTING TAKES PLACE ON DECEMBER 8TH, FROM 4:30 TO 5PM.

SAVE THE DATES: CAPE ANN ART HAVEN BUOY PAINTING!

Every year the community comes together to have fun, get the paints out and create beautiful buoys for Gloucester’s Holiday Lobster Trap Tree on Main Street and Annual Buoy Auction fundraiser in January.

Thank you to all who come out and join in! It’s a great time for all, and helps make possible all our programs offered year round at Art Haven. We look forward to seeing everyone—old friends and new—again this year!

2018 Buoy Painting

Buoy Painting Dates and Times

Please bring your children to come paint their own unique buoy to adorn our Lobster Trap Tree for this holiday season!

Below are dates for kids by school with extra days for make up and the general public
Location: Art Haven Studios

East Gloucester Elementary: Monday 12/3 – 3:30-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial: Monday 12/3 – 3:30-5:00pm
Plum Cove Elementary: Tuesday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
Beeman Elementary: Tuesday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
West Parish Elementary: Wednesday 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm
Rockport Elemenary School:  Wednesday 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm
O’ Maley Middle School:  Wednesday 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary:  Wednesday – 12/5 – 3:30-5:00pm

Open Day for Everyone: Saturday – 12/1 – 10:0am – 1:00pm

#GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP TREE AT TWILIGHT

Our one of a kind Lobster Trap Tree at twilight.

WEDDING BELLS FOR MOLLY ROSS AND RYAN STOKES AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Thank you to Sheree Zizak, owner of the Beauport Hotel, who shared that the bride and groom that braved Saturday’s snowstorm to have photos taken in front of Lobster Trap Tree are Molly Ross and Ryan Stokes. Molly and Ryan held their reception at the beautiful Beauport Hotel.

Many of us marveled at how relaxed were the wedding party, especially the bride and bridesmaids, wearing sleeveless dresses and gold heels in the slush and freezing snow. Art Haven’s program director Cathy Kelley, on the spur of the moment, quickly painted a buoy with wedding rings and the date, and David Brooks presented the buoy to the happy couple. Congratulations Molly and Ryan!

“EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX… LIVE FROM #GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP BEST EVER TREE LIGHTING” is locked EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX… LIVE FROM #GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP BEST EVER TREE LIGHTING

Simply beautiful!

WEDDING PARTY AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE!

A wedding party shows up during the Lobster Trap Tree lighting preparations and David Brooks has on hand a buoy to give to the newlyweds 🙂