In late 2013, Newburyport became the 19th community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to receive a 'Cultural District' designation. Settled in 1635 as part of the Newberry Plantation, the area is one of the most quaint, charming and historical cities in the nation that underwent a major restoration in the 1970's. Newburyport's reputation as an 'creative community' dates all the way back to its roots in the 1700's when Inn Street was known as 'Mechanics Row', and a congregation of 'artisans' and 'architectural engineers' proliferated the area.
The Great Fire of 1812 started in a stable on Mechanics Row and by the next day 16 acres and over 250 buildings were wiped out.
Now, over two hundreds later, The Inn Street Artisans Revival, with its Artisan/Parks Initiatives, seeks to restore its inherited birthright and place, literally from the ashes of history.
The Story of the
"Pause O restless passers-by
Hear ye the lively stir of trade
Whilst echoes of freedom's fury
Rise above the reek of burning tea
Mingling with the brisk breezes of the sea."
--- Philip Stern .
Visionary/Artist John Brown brings Jack Frost back to Yankee Homecoming, the second longest running festival in the country, and creates the 1st Inn Street Artisans Revival Event in 2016. An announcement regarding a very special exhibit to celebrate the 4th Annual Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival 2019
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
~ Francis of Assisi
Artisan involvement is key to our sustainability.
Calendar of Events
Show #1 – Spring Show
May 18th and 19th
Show #2 – Memorial Day show
May 25th, 26th, 27th
Show #3 – Summer Show
June 22nd, 23rd
Show #4 – July 4th show
July 6th 7th
4th Annual Yankee Homecoming
July 27th - August 4th
Tuesday July 30th
Show #5 – Labor Day show
Aug31, Sept 1, Sept2nd
Show #6- Harvest Show
October 12th, 13th, 14th