Festival of the Arts 

Due to COVID-19

the 44th Annual Festival of the Arts 

May 22, 23 & 24, 2020 has been CANCELLED

Dear NRAS Community,


It is with a heavy heart that the North River Arts Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival of the Arts on Memorial Day weekend. Given the wave of cancellations, closings, restrictions and other mandates that are continually unfolding during this national state of emergency, we feel that we cannot, in good conscience, jeopardize the health and well-being of our artists, volunteers and supporters. This is an unprecedented decision for an unprecedented time.

The Annual Festival of the Arts is our primary fundraiser each year. For more than four consecutive decades, the Festival has ensured the continuation of the North River Arts Society. With the Festival’s cancellation, we are particularly vulnerable—as are many businesses and organizations in our area—and will need additional financial support from our community to sustain us through this challenging time.

 How you can help:

Please make a generous donation to the North River Arts Society, either by the donation button or via mail: P.O. Box 307, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051.


In the meantime, we look ahead to future events and programming, and welcoming all of you back to the North River Arts Society’s signature events filled with excitement and joy!


With gratitude,

Anne Bohsack, President

North River Arts Society

Every Memorial Day weekend, the North River Arts Society presents the Annual Festival of the Arts: a block-party-style celebration of our community’s collective creativity, set in historic Marshfield Hills Village.

The Festival encompasses juried fine art & sculpture juried photography, juried artisans, live performances by musicians, dancers and thespians, plein air demos, a children's art tent, a giant puppet parade and delicious fare prepared by local chefs.

Take a listen:




157 Old Main Street

P.O.Box 307

Marshfield Hills, MA 02051

781 837 8091


office hrs:  Tuesday/Thursday 11am-2pm

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