Friday, October 01, 2010

The 44th Scituate Art Festival

I grew up in Rhode Island and for as long as I can remember Columbus Day weekend was all about the Scituate Art Festival. People from all over come for the handmade crafts, sausage and pepper sandwiches and oh those dough boys.

I'm sad to say this will be my last year selling at the Scituate Art Festival. I have a friend Lisa that lives just before the entrance and I have always been fortunate enough to set up a table in her yard to sell my jewelry. Well Lisa and her family are selling their house (I wonder if I could have grandfather rights) LOL.

The Scituate Art Festival takes place every year during the Columbus Day long weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. - in Scituate, Rhode Island.

Scituate is a picturesque New England village nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island. Visitors stroll the beautiful Village Green, taking in some of the most unique varieties of art, craft, sculpture and antiques. Autumn provides the backdrop for this wonderful festival, bestowing crisp air and colorful foliage to energize the body and the spirit.

This annual event began in 1967 as a means of supporting the effort to restore the 1830 era former Congregational Church in the village of Scituate. Starting with just twelve local exhibitors that first year, this well-established and much-anticipated event now draws close to three hundred
exhibitors from all over the United States and Canada. Proceeds from the festival are distributed to a variety of good causes within the town, including continued upkeep of the venerable old church

Experience the Scituate Art Festival just once and you'll be sure to return year after year, and I hope you have a chance to stop by and say hi to me!

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