Inspired by pop culture, TV and the urban landscape, a self-taught artist unlocks a hidden talent in his 40s. As a child, David Riley was exposed to high levels of lead, leading to conditions that continue to impact his physical and mental health. But does his disability also fuel his creativity? And can his art help him to heal?
The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.See map
The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.See map
The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.