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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.

Purchase Tickets to Preview Party in advance by noon May 25 and save:


Friday, May 26, 7 - 10PM

Live music, hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

$25. advance purchase


$30. at the door



Festival Art Sale Entry Form 2017 (Art in the Barn)


Juried Art/Sculpture and Photography show-accepted ARTWORK DROP-OFF:


May 13 - Saturday, 10am – 1pm

May 15 - Monday, 6 – 8pm

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

*IF SHIPPING YOUR WORK, please review your acceptance letter for full shipping address instructions. Must be received by Monday May 15)



Seeking volunteers


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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:

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