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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.


Thank you for being a part of the

42nd Annual Festival of the Arts.

It takes a village to make this festival happen every year and we appreciate everyone that had a part in making it happen! Thank you to all that helped make this years festival a success. Look forward to seeing you all next year!


Business Sponsors

ACME Band Supply

Campbell Smith Architects

Frame Center

Goss Photo

Green Koala

Image Resolutions

Page Railsback

Rand Handy Oil Company

Roche Bros.



Festival Contributors


Alesandra Hobler

Tim Horan

Jen McInerney

Netta Vercollone


Anne Bohsack

Rich & Barb Chaisson

Carrie Farmer

Martha Morrison

Linda Osborne

Carrie Farmer

Donna Rossetti-Bailey

Patricia & Mark Slaven


Paula Childs

JoAnne Chittick

Susan & Paul McCarthy

Kathy Murphy

Anne Lincoln Tilden

Polly Ulichny

Raffle Basket Contributors

Kate Anderson

Arts Committee

Nancy Colella

Christine Cotter

Ellen Evenson

Judy Gray

Knit Chix

Jen McInerney

Susie O'Brien

Jill & Chris Powers

Patricia Walsh Slaven

Beth Winn

The NRAS Board of Directors

extends our sincere gratitude to

all the volunteers who help make the

Festival of the Arts a success each year.


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