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Art New England’s

Unique Arts Events and Destinations Throughout the Region Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA Featuring America’s favorite illustrators Rockwell & Hopper. This summer, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator. View the largest collection of original Rockwell art. Rockwell’s Studio and Terrace Café open May-Oct. Free gallery talks. See them on Trip Advisor! “A must-see in the Berkshires!” Open yearround.

Celebrations Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea 330 Pomfret St., Pomfret, CT (860) 928-5492


Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce A small chamber doing big events. July 5: Fireworks. August 2: Covered Bridge Dance. August 17–18: White Mountain Art & Artisan juried event. September 11: Freedom Walk. October 1–31: Return of the Pumpkin People. Find them on Facebook at JacksonAreaCC.

May 31–August 17: BIG Works: Garden Treasures Exhibition, featuring large, colorful al fresco art. Reception May 31. A destination to experience: artwork, jewelry, gifts that wow, everything tea. 1885 Victorian on Scenic Route169. Events throughout the year.


Ogunquit Art Association Maine’s Oldest Artists’ Group

Janet Ledoux



Barn Gallery

Preview July 29 - Aug 1, 11-5pm Aug 2, 11-2pm Auction doors open 6pm Preview works on-line, call-in live bids and silent bids welcomed

Bourne Lane at Shore Rd Ogunquit, Maine 207-646-8400


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Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT (860) 434-5542 See website for hours and admission May 30–June 1: Blooms with a View: A Display of Art & Flowers. Stunning floral arrangements interpreting works of art in the Lyme Artists Abroad and Lucien Abrams: A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut exhibitions. Part of the Museum’s GardenFest celebration.

of community, cultural diversity, and friendship between nations. Bastille Day is France’s national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison and calls for a grand celebration for the people’s uprising against the monarch. This year’s line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, Inc., will feature two exceptional Francophone acts. Delicious French food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for sale. Advance tickets available at

51st Annual Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Festival

Bastille Day Boston

Marlborough St. (between Berkeley & Clarendon), Boston, MA (617) 912-0400 Friday, July 11, 6–11 The French Cultural Center’s Thirty-Ninth Bastille Day will be a party in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration


Rob Diebboll

Oil & Watercolor Paintings 1 Camborne Way, Rockport, MA By appointment or the Cape Ann Artisans Tour, June 21 & 22 (978) 559-1881 facebook: Rob‘s peaceful paintings of Cape Ann’s figures at the beach celebrate the world at the water’s edge.

Town Green, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT (860) 388-3266 July 26, 10–5 and July 27, 10–4 Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce hosts two-day juried festival, held on the Town Green of this quintessential coastal New England town. Works from 145 artists, from traditional to contemporary, including fine art, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, photography, sculpture and more. Free admission and parking.

Rob Diebboll, Noodle, © 2014, 40 x 40", oil.

45th Annual CUMBERLAND ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW August 7th - 10th

Inspiration Around Every Corner

Galleries Artisan Fairs Farmer's Markets All Arts are TAX FREE on Block Island @blockislandinfo


Largest Show in Maine Daily Demonstrations Youth Vendor Area The Store  Delicious Food Raffle Prizes Live Entertainment Thurs-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4 Admission $4 Free Parking

Cumberland Fairgrounds 197 Blanchard Rd, Cumberland, ME

United Maine Craftsmen

207-621-2818 UMC is a non-profit organization

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45th Annual Cumberland Arts & Craft Show

Cumberland Fairgrounds 197 Blanchard Rd., Cumberland, ME August 7–10 Th–Sa 10–5, Su 10–4 Enjoy Maine’s largest craft show and an outstanding opportunity to connect with a wide variety of artisans. Experience demonstrations, delicious food, live entertainment, raffles. In keeping with United Maine Craftsmen’s nonprofit mission, there will be a Youth Craft area.

31st Annual Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour

54th Annual Outdoor Arts & Craft Show

10 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT (860) 691-1257 July 5–6 This well-established, juried show features over 100 artists’s and crafters’s displays on the coastal village’s town hall grounds. Admission and parking are free. The Niantic Lions Club prepares lobster and chicken BBQ dinners, chowder, hamburgers and hot dogs for sale during the show. Proceeds support local charities.

Cape Ann, MA (978) 546-6186 June 21–22, 10–5 Join the Cape Ann Artisans on a memorable self-guided studio tour in Gloucester/Rockport on Massachusetts’s scenic North Shore. Visit up to 23 studios showcasing diverse media. Pick up a brochure with map at any studio marked with pink banner, Visitors Center or online.

Silvermine Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT (203) 966-9700 Come visit the beautiful 4 ½ acre Silvermine campus, including five galleries, a sculpture walk and a school of art. Visit their galleries and enjoy exciting contemporary art, on view and for sale. Stroll the sculpture walk with a self guided tour. Tour and/or sign up for an art workshop.

Rockport Chamber Music Festival June 6-July 13 • • •

Rockport Jazz Festival August 13-17 • • •

Summer at Rockport JAZZ, FOLK, WORLD AND POP July 1-August 30

Presenting the finest classical, jazz, folk, world and pop music in the intimate, seaside setting of the Shalin Liu Performance Center.



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Art New England, color: 2.375” wide x 4.6” tall

41st Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival

Parker Harding Plaza Westport, CT July 19 & 20 The Westport Fine Arts Festival is situated along the lovely Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport, CT and features original works from approximately 145 artists in drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, glass, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood, and digital. Families looking for a special summertime event join collectors from throughout New England and the New York area for exceptional works of art, live music, unique performances, and delicious refreshments. Free admission.


Block Island Tourism Council

Block Island, RI (800) 383-BIRI Miles of pristine beaches, warmhearted hospitality and old town charm found on Rhode Island’s coastal gem offer the vacationer what does not seem possible anymore—simple relaxation in a startlingly beautiful place. Block Island beckons, close to home yet a world away.



35th Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

Village Green, Main Street, Quechee, VT June 13–15 Once again, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England! The festival has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer. Don’t miss this exciting event featuring continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors.”

Featuring over 20 hot air balloons Located on the Quechee Village Green From I-89 Exit 1, Route 4 West, right, down the hill to Quechee Main Street (Green is on the left) For more information, go to:

The Green Mountains are just the beginning of our color palette.


• June 28–29 • July 12–13 • July 19–20


$299 pp/do

★ Overnight at Revere Hotel Boston Common ★ Top-price theater ticket ★ Breakfast, parking and more

Reserve: 617-338-1111, ext. 3 For details, go to phantom

since 1956

41 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 855.650.0080,

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Church on the Hill Annual Art and Craft Fair

Lilac Park, Lenox, MA July 26–27, 10–4 Church on the Hill hosts its 27th annual Art and Craft Fair, featuring the finest quality local hand-made crafts from the region. Enjoy 70 booths featuring juried artists, an auction, wine tasting, and pancake breakfast. Wine tasting will be held July 25, 6–7 p.m., followed by the auction. Free admission.

the 23-acre Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis Village, and offers the wildly popular Cape Playhouse for Kids which delights kids (and their parents!) Thursday and Friday mornings in July and August. A Cape Cod Jewel!

Gallery, Boston), Ani Kasten (Lacoste Gallery, Concord), Jennifer McCurdy, Thomas Hoadley, Jeremy Randall, Hayne Bayless among others. Pottery Trail, August 16 and 17; Jeremy Randall Demo Workshop, August 23; Artist Talk with Hideaki Miyamura, August 24; Art of the Possible: All Clay Inclusive, August 30 and 31.

81st Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair

Cape Ann Ceramics Festival 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH August 2–10 Get inspired. Shop for one-of-a-kind fine craft, learn how it’s made, and create your own! 200 craft booths, three exhibitions, demonstrations /workshops, roving performances and more. Information and tickets at

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St. Gloucester MA Free and open to the public August 7–September 1 Committed to the education and promotion of ceramic arts on Cape Ann, the Festival brings together local talent and global masters to highlight and support emerging artists through shows and workshops. Featuring “Contemplation: Fine Ceramics from Cape Ann & Beyond,” with Hideaki Miyamura (Pucker

The 52nd Annual Wickford Art Festival Wickford, RI (401) 294-6840 The 52nd Annual Wickford Art Festival, sponsored by the Wickford Art Association and ranked #1 in New England, takes place July 12 and 13. More than 200 fine artists will be exhibiting their work. All sales of fine art are now tax free in the State of RI.

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Cape Playhouse

820 Massachusetts 6A, Dennis, MA Combine a 19th century meetinghouse, an extraordinary history, and more than 85 seasons of top-notch professional theater and it’s easy to see why the Cape Playhouse is one of the country’s most beloved professional summer theatres, “America’s Oldest Professional Summer Theatre” is located on


Art New England

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May/June 2014

Join thousands of fiber enthusiasts and hundreds of vendors at the Rhode Island Convention Center as we gather in scenic New England, an area rich in textile history. Convergence® offers intensive classes in a variety of fiber techniques and several in conjunction with the Rhode Island School of Design. See exhibits that showcase the best in contemporary fiber art and take custom tours that explore artists’ studios or unique collections.

2014 Summer Getaway Guide  

Art New England

2014 Summer Getaway Guide  

Art New England