For many years, the beauty of the South Shore has been creatively expressed through the Scituate Arts Association (SAA). The SAA has nurtured the talent of budding artists, young and old, enriching the community with breathtaking works of art and appreciation of life in New England through the artist's eye.

Whether it reflects the innocence of a child, the angst of a teen, or the wisdom of an adult, the SAA is the perfect forum for visual communication using every medium imaginable.

The Scituate Arts Association is an important part of the community, from public art demonstrations, High School Scholarships, art and healing programs, to adult and children's classes, watercolor instruction, life drawing workshops or spending the day outdoors creating that unique landscape. The Scituate Arts Association runs a full range of programs that create...ART FOR LIFE.

The Scituate Arts Association in addition, is unique in having its own Art Gallery, located on Front Street in Scituate where many members have the opportunity to show and sell their creations. The SAA are also the stewards of the Historic Ellis House located on Country Way in Scituate. The Ellis House, a unique Victorian Mansion is home to all our indoor classes, workshops as well hosting 1/2 dozen studios for artist. With the addition of your help, we are in the process of restoring this unique home into its former glory.

If you have ever desired to wield a brush over canvas, inscribe in pen and ink, or transform wood into carved treasure, or just enjoy the company and talent of fellow artist, we then encourage you to become a member of the SAA and discover your talent that may lie within.

Watercolor - Oils - Portraits - Calligraphy - Woodcarving - Pastels...and more!

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Scituate Arts Association announces its biennial Holiday House Tour to be held on the afternoon of Sunday, December 9th. This event will also provide the opportunity to see the latest preservation efforts at the Ellis in the SAA’s ongoing campaign there. “Our goal is to inspire your Holiday spirit and decorating with the opportunity to admire art and holiday décor,” states SAA President, Janet Cornacchio. She also notes, “While we already have several beautiful homes to view, we are seeking more Scituate homes with noteworthy views, history, art or architecture to include in this tour all culminating in art displays, raffles and a reception at the Arts Association’s central jewel and studios—The Ellis House.”

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. They can be purchased at the SAA’s Front Street Art Gallery beginning First Friday, November 1, at the Inn at Scituate Harbor and by mail. A ticket purchase brochure is available on the SAA website, at the Gallery and in many local shops. Or send a check directly to the SAA mailing address: PO Box 214, Scituate, MA 02066. Please indicate the number of tickets you would like and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope so that we can return your receipt.

The tour booklets will be available for pickup on the day of the tour, Dec 9th, at the front Street Art Gallery from 10:30 am. The Gallery will be open early so visitors have time to enjoy the Gallery, grab breakfast in the Harbor and then head out on the tour. The tour will run from 1-4pm with a reception at the Ellis from 3-5:30pm.

Funds raised from this event are slated to help with our ongoing Ellis House restoration and upgrades to our Front Street Art Gallery as well as other SAA sponsored programs. If you are interested in sponsorship of this event, advertising in our ticket brochure, donating auction items, providing food or décor which will be recognized in our advertising and on site or lending a hand, contact Janet Cornacchio at (preferred) or at 781-608-9691


October 23 through November 18,2018
Reception: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30Pm
Music provIded by The Driftway Jazz

Scituate Arts Association Congratulates
2018 Scituate High School Scholarship Winner
Ava Huggins

Situate Arts Association has once again selected a future art student to honor with its scholarship for future art students. Congratulations go to Ava Huggins, the Association’s 2018 Scituate High School Scholarship Award winners. Ava, a 2018 National Honor Society graduate of Scituate High School, plans to focus on the arts at Leslie, focusing on graphic and communications design. Ava cites her teachers at SHS, Ms. Hickey, Hendrickson and Pace and her aunt who is a teacher of elementary art and an author of children’s literature. Scituate Arts is proud to be able to help further Ava’s artistic .

Scituate Arts Association
Still Life Instructional video"

The latest video from Scituate Arts Association discusses the build and creativity of a still life. Watch Robert Beaulieu start with a blank canvas to a finished piece.

Scituate Arts Association Announces
2018 People's Chice Award
Mary LoPioccolo

The “People’s Choice Award” winner for this year’s SAA’s Arts Alive! Weekend “Wet Paint Show” was announced on Sunday, June 24th. Congratulations go to Mary LoPiccolo for her work “Scituate Light.” It was selected as the winner of that show by popular vote. As any plein air artist has experienced, the constant change of light, wind, and other objects in one’s subject demands rapid capture of those elements. LoPiccolo’s work was painted at Lighthouse Point from the parking lot looking to the backside of the building. LoPiccolo is a frequent participant in the SAA’s Plein Air Event, an SAA teacher & Front Street Gallery artist for many years. Artists from as far as Quincy & Ohio came down to the Harbor to participate over the weekend. Their works were displayed in a “Wet Paint Show” along with our New Members Show—Bart Blumberg & David Macaulay.

Congratulations and thanks to all those who took part. Once again the weather played its important role in this event. Saturday was sunny but a steady breeze kept temperatures down so that plein air painters could be found at Scituate’s Museum Beach, at the Fish Pier and at Lighthouse Point. Thanks to all who helped us keep “Arts Alive!” in Scituate and throughout the South Shore.

Scituate’s Harbour Insurance Agency and our Arts Alive! Weekend by Image Resolutions. Please remember to thank them.

Scituate Federal Savings Jack Pelrine, VP
Jack Conway Company Janet Cornacchio, Scituate
Harbour Insurance Steve Drew
Frame Center of Hanover Dave Petty
Curtis Liquors Rick Curtis esq.
Image Resolution Bill & Phyllis Wenzel


With your help, the Ellis Tower has now been repaired and painted.

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