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Plein Air Days at Munro Preserve

Plein Air Days at Munro Preserve
Friday, May 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, June 13, 10:00am-12:00pm

In case of inclement weather, Plein Air Days may be rescheduled at a later date.

The Marion Art Center is pleased to partner with the Mattapoisett Land Trust to present Plein Air Days at Munro Preserve in Mattapoisett. Munro Preserve is located at the intersection of Main and Water Streets, directly west of the Mattapoisett town wharves and Shipyard Park.

Artists are invited to paint, sketch, photograph, write, or create in any form on site at Munro Preserve on the dates listed. A representative from Mattapoisett Land Trust will be on site to answer questions about the property and provide information to guests as needed. Plein Air Days are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Classes and groups are welcome! This will not be a guided class or meeting but an opportunity to be inspired by the natural landscape and beauty of the property. Artists should bring their own materials and may stay for as little or as long as they like (just be sure to take all your belongings with you when you leave!).

Munro is a beautiful one acre waterfront park with lawns, perennial gardens and specimen trees all enjoying spectacular views of Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzards Bay beyond. There are a number of benches as well as steps into the harbor near the western edge of the property. The stone seawall was reconstructed in 1999 and maintained again in 2015. The Munro property was a gift in 1975 of Ruth Munro, who lived in the big yellow house across the street on the corner of Water and Pearl Streets. Mrs. Munro’s late husband was from a family long associated with Mattapoisett and its whaling history. In fact, this property was part of the site of the town’s first shipyard, acquired in 1752 by shipbuilder Charles Stetson of Scituate. Within 25 years, according to Charles S. Mendell, Jr., no less than eight other shipbuilders established shipyards and wharves, and Mattapoisett became famous as the Whaleship building capital of the world.

Limited parking is available at the wharves. Ample additional parking is available nearby at the large public lot on Depot Street.

  • Friday, May 26, 10am-12pm (Free)
     May 26, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 13, 10am-12pm (Free)
     June 13, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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1 Main Street, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, 02739, United States