Seeking Local Artists to Feature in Virtual Exhibition #HappyDistraction

Submissions Now Open through June 7, 2020

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (May 2020) Newburyport Development is calling local artists to submit a photograph of their artwork (painting, photograph, drawing, sculpture) to include in a virtual exhibition entitled #HappyDistraction. Artists can submit an Instagram ready photograph with a one sentence description, representing moments of hope, light and color during this difficult time. Selected artists’ works will be featured on Shop Newburyport’s social media pages and website. Visit to submit work.

“We are pleased to showcase the works of local artists in our #HappyDistraction virtual exhibition,” says Rebekah Macchia, Marketing Director for Newburyport Development. “The online gallery will be a curated collection of works which celebrate the beauty in our world,” she adds.


Newburyport Development
Newburyport Development, a New England Development Company, is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts, where you’ll find historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets alongside contemporary restaurants, a shopper’s paradise, and modern galleries. As one of Newburyport’s leading property owners and property managers, Newburyport Development owns more than 50 prime retail/office locations and residential units throughout downtown Newburyport, plus Newburyport Marinas, Michael’s Harborside restaurant, Harborside Catering and the Phoenix Room function facility. Newburyport shops include Lively Kids, francesca’s, Talbots, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, SOAK and many more. Dining selections feature Michael’s Harborside, The Poynt, Brick & Ash, Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante, and Tuscan Sea Grill (opening soon), among others. All are part of Newburyport’s vibrant waterside setting, which offers some of New England’s best fishing, boating, dining, and shopping. For more information, visit and


New England Development
For over forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management - delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers. The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio.