About Us


North Shore Art*Throb employs diverse platforms, from traditional print to cutting-edge digital, in an effort to incubate a regional movement of sustainable communities invested in the arts, a local economy and cultural engagement.


Historically, Boston’s North Shore has served as a haven and inspiration for artists and arts lovers.  Hawthorne and Updike, the East India Marine Society and Rocky Neck Art Colony have shaped and been shaped by the North Shore’s unique landscape and lifestyle.

Today, our downtowns are increasingly vibrant. Creative restaurants, beautiful galleries, and rehabbed condos are signifiers of a regional commercial and cultural renaissance.  Anchored by the world-class Peabody Essex Museum and enriched by institutions of higher learning like Montserrat College of Art, Endicott College, and Salem State University our arts community bubbles to the surface in numerous venues for live music, spoken word, and juried shows.

And yet, there are few outlets for all this vibrancy to converge.

Online and in print North Shore Art Throb strives to connect artists with artists, diners with restaurants, arts presenters with audiences, and engaged citizens with the cultural diversity of their backyards.

Online, we’re interactive, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute.  In print, we feature beautiful pictorials, in-depth reporting, and a tangible representation of the culturally rich North Shore lifestyle.

After 18 issues, we are saving on the print bill for winter 2013. We hope to be printing again in the spring. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly Hot List and online coverage of community arts.