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2017 Festival dates are May 26, 27 & 28

The Festival of the Arts is a celebration of regional and community creativity, diversity, and art across the South Shore that has been a highlight of Memorial Day Weekend since 1977. Even though this will be the 41st annual Festival, each year features different art and artists, entertainment, food, and special activities that appeal to all ages.  

Located on Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills, the Festival offers art and photography exhibits, a fair and street party, and a marketplace for artists and artisans. There are juried awards and prizes for artists and the opportunity for visitors to see (and buy) the best work of the area’s painters, photographers, and artisans. Featured and juried art will include paintings, drawings, photographs, and multi-media sculptures, as well as wood carvings, textiles, and almost any form of the visual arts you can imagine.  

Two blocks of Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills will be blocked to traffic, so people will be browsing among several indoor exhibit locations for juried hanging art and outdoor tents where artists and artisans will demonstrate, display, and sell their work. Several of our best artists will be doing painting demonstrations out on the sidewalks, and musical entertainment will be featured across the street from our G.A.R. Hall. Creativity will be everywhere, including kids doing chalk drawings on the pavement.

Preview Party Tickets are now only available at the door

Friday, May 26, 7 - 10PM

Live music, hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

$30. at the door


Shuttle Bus: Saturday and Sunday only starting at 10am,

Shuttle bus available leaving from Eames Way School to Festival

continues until 5pm.

Seeking volunteers


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our SignUp



2) Review the options listed and choose the

spot(s) you like.


3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to

register an account or keep a password.



Fine Art and Sculpture Jurors

Jurors Of Selection

Brenda L. Bechtel

Robert T. Sweeney

Alain Picard

Judge Of Awards

Michele Poirier-Mozzone, PSA IAPS/MC

Photography Jurors

Jurors of Selection

Alison Miniter

Matthew Mead

Stephen Sheffield

Judge of Awards

Maria Allen

South Shore Living Editor

Many thanks to all our generous donors and volunteers

who make this event possible.


To donate to this wonderful community event:

click here


click to view Entertainment Schedule:


Pick Up of Unsold work from Art Sale (Art in the Barn): Sunday, May 28, 5-6pm,

OR Tuesday, May 30, 7p-8pm

After Festival, Juried Art & Sculpture and Juried Photography Exhibits run from Tuesday, May 30-Sunday, June 4.

Gallery Hours: T-F, 9:30am-12:30pm and Sat/Sun, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Pick Up Hours from Juried Art/Sculpture and Photography show:

June 4 - Sunday, 4pm-6pm

Or June 5 - Monday, 10am -12noon

North River Arts Society 157 Old Main Street, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051



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