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2018 Festival dates are May 25, 26 & 27

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.


Juried Art & Sculpture Exhibit

& Juried Photography Exhibit Prospectus

Click here for 2018 Juried Art & Sculpture and Juried Photography Prospectus

Click for Festival Art Sale (Art in the Barn) form


2018 Jurors Art & Sculpture

Jeri Greenberg – Juror of Selection

Anne F Harney – Juror of Selection

Deborah Quinn Munson – Juror of Selection

Rosalie Nadeau – Judge of Awards


2018 Jurors of Photography

Rod Harris - Juror of Selection

David L. Ryan - Juror of Selection archiveboston/bostonglobe

Paula Tagnarelli- Juror of Selection

John Tlumacki - Judge of Awards johntlumacki


Seeking Festival volunteers!


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our SignUp on


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.


Many thanks to all our generous donors and volunteers

who make this event possible.





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North River Arts Society | 157 Old Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marshfield Hills, MA | 781-837-8091 |