Essex Art Center is a non-profit art organization with a mission to inspire and nurture the diverse artistic potential of the Greater Lawrence community through classroom exploration and gallery exhibition – making the creation and enjoyment of art accessible to all.
We provide a diverse range of art classes for all ages at a minimum cost with a reputation for high quality instruction. Local artists design and teach the art classes in a wonderful variety of mediums, from ceramics, photography, drawing and painting to silk-screening, bookmaking, sculpture and metal casting. We offer four sessions of classes per year; Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Twelve gallery exhibitions are featured per year and are always free and open to the public. EAC also holds an annual 'New Paint' art auction, our biggest fundraiser of the year and the Eat, Drink, Run event series which consist of an oktoberfest style Beer Tasting, the Halloween 5k and Kids Fun Run and the November Harvest Dinner.