Photo: Dave Kinney
The following was submitted by the Marblehead Festival of Arts:
With Spring in the air, Essex County residents are making plans that include the upcoming Marblehead Festival of Arts, to be held on July 4-7. Once again, this summer Festival will feature juried art exhibits in Crafts, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Plein aire Painting, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture; as well as special non-juried exhibits in Youth Art, Student Art and Senior Art. People who reside in, work in, or are members of an arts association in Essex County are eligible to enter their works.
Art Exhibits chair Steve Lickwar encourages both veteran and aspiring artists to “mark your calendars, and prepare your artwork for entry.” Drop-off dates are Saturday morning, May 18 and Thursday evening, May 23. Artists should check the Festival Web site at marbleheadfestival.org for entry details, including times and locations of drop-offs. Downloadable exhibit entry forms are also available on the site.
For most exhibits, entries are judged and juried under the direction of art exhibit chair people, who then oversee the setup of the exhibits, all of which will be open during the duration of the Festival. “We look forward enthusiastically to seeing all of this year’s art and to prepare it for this year’s Festival. There is lots of information on the Web site, so we encourage all to visit,” Lickwar added.