Soles of Haverhill Events

Soles 2014 is here!

To celebrate our latest public art installment, we’ve got a full calendar of events to celebrate!

You can pick up a map for the “Shoe-la-bration” Self-Guided Public Art Walking Tour at all events. It provides locations for Soles of Haverhill shoe sculptures, plus 26 locally-themed murals, including the monumental Essex Street Gateway Community Mural at 25 Essex Street.

“Shoe-la-bration” Art Show

Presented by Team Haverhill and the Buttonwoods Museum
Dates: Thur. Sept 11 through Sat. Sept 27. (Wed. thru Sat., 10-5, Sun. 12-5)
Location: Buttonwoods Museum (240 Water Street, Haverhill)

The “Shoe-la-bration” Art Show features the work of award-winning regional artists as well as emerging talent, and includes a display of the original design maquettes for this year’s shoe sculptures.

“Shoe-la-bration” Self-Guided Public Art Tour

Dates: Starting September 15, 2014.
Location: Start your tour by picking up a “Shoe-la-bration” Public Art Tour map at one of four locations—Positive Images Gallery (53 Wingate Street); Haverhill City Hall (4 Summer Street, 1st Floor Exhibit); Buttonwoods Museum (240 Water Street); or Haverhill Farmers’ Market (40 Bailey Blvd., Saturdays from 9-1).

Enjoy dozens of locally-themed murals and whimsical shoe sculptures celebrating Haverhill’s history as an international leader in footwear fashions.

“Shoe-la-bration” Pop-Up Museum Exhibit

Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Oct. 10, during regular City Hall office hours (M-F, 8 am to 4 pm). 
Hosted by Team Haverhill
Location: Haverhill City Hall (4 Summer Street, 1st Floor)

This month-long, “pop-up museum” exhibit on the first floor of Haverhill’s City hall will illustrate how the local shoe industry evolved from individual “ten-footer” shops to full-scale industrial production by the end of the 19th century. Enjoy photos, artifacts, and hands-on exhibits, plus video interviews with 20th century shoe workers.

Opening Reception—“Shoe-la-bration” Pop-Up Museum Exhibit

Date: Friday, September 19, 3-7 pm.
Location: Haverhill City Hall (4 Summer Street, 1st Floor)
Pre-registration request below, but not required.

Join us at the Opening Reception of the month-long “pop-up museum” exhibit, illustrating how Haverhill’s shoe industry evolved from individual “ten-footer” shops to global industrial production by the end of the 19th century. Enjoy photos, artifacts, and hands-on exhibits, plus video interviews with 20th century shoe workers.

Artists’ Reception—“Shoe-la-bration” Art Show

Presented by Team Haverhill and the Buttonwoods Museum
Date: Sun., Sept 21, 3-5 pm
Location: Buttonwoods Museum (240 Water Street, Haverhill)
Pre-registration request below, but not required.

Meet and greet Haverhill’s “Shoe-la-bration” artists—those who submitted imaginative surface designs for the 2014 Soles of Haverhill public sculpture installation. The “Shoe-la-bration” Art Show features the work of award-winning regional artists as well as emerging talent, and includes a display of the original design maquettes.

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