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Welcome to the website of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association, the cornerstone of the area’s blossoming art scene. Since 1971 the GHAA has provided artists and enthusiasts with a sense of community as well as opportunities to share their art.


Our various artist members work in every medium: acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and printmaking. A number of them accept commissions for landscapes, still lifes, or portraits (people, pets, buildings).


One of the ways we support artists is to offer twice- monthly workshops for learners of all ages and skills. Another is to present painting demonstrations by esteemed professional artists. Both opportunities are open to the public.


Our mission is to promote art and artists and to keep art integral to our lives and accessible and affordable for all.

GHAA Art Festival 2018 - September 8

on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:21pm

We are now accepting registrations for the annual GHAA Art Festival on Bradford Common!

Exhibit and sell your fine art - paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography - at the Art Festival sponsored by the GHAA.

Read the
register on-line 
or click below for the printable version and mail-in registration.

February 2018 Newsletter

on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:59pm

February might be a short month - but there is still plenty going on!

Catch up on the latest Art News by clicking on the link to our newsletter below: 


February 17, 2018 - Image-Tec Demonstration

on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:12pm

Get ready for a field trip!

We have a field trip arranged in February to the commercial photography studio of ImageTec in Methuen for a special demonstration of their services for artists.

Interested members should meet there on Saturday, February 17 at 11 AM. Tom Grassi will demonstrate Image-Tec's art reproduction services (giclee, reproductions, notecard printing, etc.). Please RSVP to to attend. Two names will be drawn from those who RSVP to have their art scanned as part of the demo.

Refreshments will be served. Parking is plentiful in the industrial park lot.

Paint-In and Exhibit at Nunan's Florist and Greenhouses

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:59pm

Thank you to Nunan's Florist and Greenhouses for sponsoring another successful Paint-In series!

Artists painted, drew, clay sculpted and made prints in the greenhouse at Nunan's on Sundays during the month of January. On January 28, we had an exhibition for the participating artists and got to see many of their completed works.

We are already making plans for 2019  - you'll want to put this fun event on your calendar!


The GHAA Art Niche at Harbor Place

on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:48am

The Art Niche is ready!

The GHAA has partnered with the UMaa Lowell Innovation Hub at Harbor Place, creating an Art Niche where a different member artist will be featured every two months. Debbie Shirley is the artist for January and February. Interested in being one of the featured artists? Check the January newsletter for the particulars!


Member Artist Demos During the Buttonwood Festival of Trees

on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:24pm

The GHAA tradition of informal artist demos continued this year during the Festival of Trees at the Buttonwood Museum.

On November 26, James Gablosky presented the artist demo. On December 3rd, Tracy Meola  painted from 12 - 2 and James McCarthy shared his creative digital art process from 2:30 - 4:30. And on December 10th, Linda Germain demonstrated printmaking and Sandra Golbert demonstrated later inthe afternoon. A big "Thank You" to these artist members for giving their time during the busy holiday season.

New Sponsor!

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:56pm

We'd like to welcome our newest Bronze Level Sponsor - REDFIN!

Find out more about them here:

A sincere "Thank You" to all our sponsors who help subsidize our programming and support the arts here in Haverhill.


The GHAA ArtisTree

on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:12pm

The GHAA ArtisTree is outstanding again this year, decorated with all the wee art by our members and friends. We had to upgrade to a six-foot tree to accommodate all the wonderful art! 

Thanks to Ann Jones and Rebecca Jones for the artistic touch in assembling the tree. Visit the Buttonwoods Festival of Trees, marvel at the creativity, and purchase your raffle tickets to benefit our valued sponsor - you may just succeed in winning the GHAA contribution with over 60 wee artworks!

GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public LIbrary

on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:53pm

Our annual Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library was held in November and December.

Thanks to Exhibits Chair James McCarthy and his crew - Rebecca Jones, Susan Kneeland, Greg Moutafis, Joan Rossi, Michael Rossi - for the beautiful installation. The public reception was held on Sunday, November 5, 2:00 - 4:00  in the gallery area (upstairs in the library). The talented musician Jake Baynes entertained us, and our valued sponsor Nunan's provided a magnificent flower arrangement. Thanks to all who participated and/or attended.

October 29, 2017 - Debra Claffey Artist Demonstration

on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:22am

Debra Claffey demonstrated layering encaustic with pigment sticks to create an abstract still life on October 29 at the Buttonwoods Museum, generating much enthusiasm for experimental artwork.

Claffey is a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate's Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire.

Claffey’s work has won several awards and, in 2011, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire