The Scituate Arts Association (SAA) is the steward of the historic Bailey-Ellis House located at 709 Country Way in Scituate. A unique Gothic Romanesque mansion, the Bailey-Ellis House is home to the SAA’s indoor classes and workshops. It also provides studio space for half a dozen artists.
The SAA is an integral part of the Scituate community with multifaceted offerings and partnerships:
- Annual events – Arts Alive! Weekend/Plein Air Event; the Scituate High School Art Show at the Front Street Art Gallery and an SAA SHS Scholarship; Art Tent at Heritage Days
- Art education for adults and children at the Bailey-Ellis House and other venues with classes in painting, drawing and sketching, various workshops, including life drawing, with other topics offered throughout the year. Some of the children’s art classes partner with the Scituate Public Library children’s art programs.
- Plein air groups that meet during warm weather
The SAA is unique in that it owns the condo which houses the Front Street Art Gallery, located at 124 Front Street in Scituate Harbor. A juried co-operative gallery of about twenty talented artists and artisans, its rotating exhibits and ensure that there is always something new to discover.