Local Artisan Buzz North of Boston & More!

by | Apr 29, 2023

Local Artisan Buzz for The Rustic Barn in Billerica

Some Spring Happenings

This post gives you The BUZZ on some local artisan happenings this spring. Plus, a local author holds a book signing at Andover Bookstore, Marlbe Ridge Winery delivers, and some stats on the local real estate market.

The Rustic Barn Décor & More Opens

The Rustic Barn Décor & More just opened in Billerica. And it’s actually housed in a rustic barn! Shop the work of local artisans, old-fashioned candy, pickles in a barrel, local honey & lavender soap (☝️). Plus, an ever-changing selection of painted furnishings (👇), vintage & home décor. It’s this month’s must see shopping stop!

Home Furnishings at The Rustic Barn Décor & More

Antique Cottage Chic Buffet

Lowell’s Gary Destramp Illustration

Gary Destramp draws the places we all remember. And locals ❤️ his retro art. The illustrator grew up in Lowell in the sixties. And he draws inspiration for his work from the local haunts of his youth. Like  the Cameo Diner (👇).

Gary Destramp Illustration — Lowell’s Cameo Diner

Lowell's Cameo Diner, Retro Art by Gary Destramp

Artisan Market at the Mills 2023

Artisan Market at the Mills 2023 is Sunday, May 7th! North Andover’s largest, outdoor market is presented by The Village Studio Handmade Shop. And it features 100-plus local artisans & specialty food vendors. Watch the video 🎥 (👇) to see what all the excitement is about.

Tumbled Sea Glass Jewelry

Tumbled Sea Glass Jewelry at Andover's Quiet Pleasures Jewelry Shop on Chestnut Street

North shore mother-daughter team Marylou & Gina Hagen love the sea shore. And they design their Tumbled Sea Glass jewelry using eco-friendly, recycled glass, evoking the look of sea glass. Find their jewelry at Downtown Andover’s Quiet Pleasures Jewelry.

Christine Antonelli Art

North Andover Artist Christine Antonelli's Ocean Wave painting

North Andover artist Christine Antonelli loves color. And we ❤️ the luscious blue movement in her ocean wave painting (☝️)! To see more of Christine’s work, follow her on Instagram.

Downtown Andover Book Launch

Executive Coach & Podcast Host Amal Grammas holds her new book I Know You're in There Somewhere
Andover-based Executive Coach Amal Grammas is launching her new book — I Know You’re in There Somewhere. So, mark your calendar for her Book Signing & Informal Reception.

Andover Bookstore
May 11 | 4-6pm
Reception Immediately Following
34 Park Restaurant

Review Book on Amazon to Enter Raffle
Winners Drawn at Event
Prizes Include 90-Minute Massage @ Spa N’joli
Mani/Pedi @ Passion Nails & Spa
Hour Session w/Self ❤️ Coach Lisa Desberg

Local Female Entrepreneurs

North Andover's Jennifer Magnuson conducts visual-branding session with Andover Executive Coach Amal Grammas for Amal's book launch media kit
North Andover’s Jennifer Magnuson owns Baby Viking Photography. Her visual-branding services help female entrepreneurs grow their brand. And that’s just what she did with local author Amal (☝️). The two women had a blast shooting media-kit visuals for Amal’s book launch — Watch the video of their session.

Marble Ridge Winery Delivers

North Andover's Marble Ridge Winery Delivers

Stay tuned for a more on this historic North Andover property founded in 1680! For now, check out their craft wines. Marble Ridge Winery offers free home delivery within 15 miles. Or book a private wine tasting with friends in their surprisingly high-tech wine cellar (👇). Shop Marble Ridge Winery Craft Wines.

Marble Ridge Winery owner Brig Leland at a private wine tasting in the property's wine cellar

Local Market Needs Inventory

Linda Lecomte, REALTOR®, Coldwell Banker Realty Andover pulled some Multiple Listing Service statistics that show the Local Market Needs Homes for Sale. The Number of Local Homes SOLD Year-to-Date is Down for the below towns from what is was last year. Wondering what that means for your home’s value? Contact Linda at 978.886.4852.

Local Homes Sales Down

Linda Lecomte, REALTOR with Coldwell Banker Realty Andover pulled MLS statistics that show home sold is down in the local market


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