June 14, 15, & 16

Arts Festival

ARTS Festival 2019

64th Annual ARTS Festival
Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 • Rain or Shine!


VIP Preview Party South Shore Art Center & The Boch Center co-present

Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame Festival Preview Celebration

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

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Friday, June 14, 1–7pm

Awards Ceremony, 5:30 pm

Saturday, June 15, 10–7pm

Sunday, June 16, Noon–5 pm


To volunteer, contact Allegra Dziedzic at

BIG INK Arts Festival Printing Event (for more information, download the pdf)
A One Day event Printing your woodcuts up to 40” x 96” in size!
Saturday, June 15, 10–5 on the Common

$315/per person • Limited to 12 participants

BIG INK Printing Event


Click here to download the PDF prospectus.



Jurors (This show is juried by Actual Work)
William Houser, Art Gallery Director & Curator, James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell
Kate James, Executive Director, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord
Cindy Vallino, Director, Focus Gallery, Chatham


All work must be original, have been completed within the last three years, and have not been previously exhibited at South Shore Art Center (SSAC) or at the Arts Festival. No work will be accepted for the Juried Art Exhibition after 8pm on Monday, May 6. All work in the Juried Exhibition must be for sale.



Christina Godfrey, Director of Contemporary & Corporate Art, Sunne Savage Gallery. Winchester

A $15 nonrefundable fee per entry is payable upon delivery of the artwork. No work will be accepted for the Members' Show after 4pm on Saturday, May 11. (Only one entry per person.) Membership must be current through June 2019. Members may choose to list work as NFS, but must list value.


Cash awards
Members' Show: Grand Prize $200, Farbush COLOR Prize of $150. Four $100 Awards of Excellence.
Lis Koopman-Wyman Faculty Award of $75.



Christina Godfrey, Director of Contemporary & Corporate Art, Sunne Savage Gallery. Winchester

All two-dimensional work must be either matted or framed. There is no entry fee for young artists. (One entry per person.)


Awards Young Artists' Show:
Gift and Product Awards of Excellence.


Juried Show Drop-off
Sat, May 4 10–4
Sun, May 5 Noon–4
Mon, May 6 9–8


Members’ & Young Artists
Thu, May 9 10–8
Fri, May 10 10–4
Sat, May 11 Noon–4


South Shore Art Center Arts Festival mixes the best of small-town New England summer festivals with an uncommon attention to detail and commitment to presenting quality art and handmade craft.

Please mark your calendars now & join us! To volunteer, contact Allegra Dziedzic at

• 90+ Juried Craft Artists
• Music Performances
• Juried Art Exhibition
• Members’ Show
• Young Artist Exhibition
• KidsTent Activities




Festival Exhibitors of 2019



Friday, June 15th , 1–7 pm • AWARD Ceremony 5:30pm

Saturday, June 16th 10–7 pm

Sunday, June 17th noon–5 pm

Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship PDF

“South Shore Art Center Arts Festival mixes the best of small town New England summer

festivals with an uncommon attention to detail and commitment to presenting quality art and handmade craft.”

South Shore Art Center Arts Festival celebrates its 61st year and showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to almost one hundred juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities and a young artist exhibition.

The Arts Festival draws over 9,000 visitors from the Greater Boston region to historic, oceanside Cohasset Common.

About South Shore Art Center

A non-profit organization formed in 1954, South Shore Art Center is dedicated to enriching the communities south of Boston by fostering an understanding and appre­ciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and educa­tion. In addition to a nationally-recognized exhibition program, the Art Center offers courses and workshops for adults and children, and enrichment programs to area schools.

Gold Sponsors 2019






Pastene Gold Sponsor


South Shore Music Circus




South Shore BMW




Pilgrim Bank

Silver Sponsors 2019
Dean and Hamilton Realty

Panopticon Imaging

Frame Center

Granite City Electric

Renewal by Anderson


Work 'N Gearl
Kennedys Country Garden WB Mason
Coastal Capital Associates Image Resolutions


The Farrington Family


Bronze Sponsors 2019

Potter MaClennan

Litman Gerson


Enterprise Equipment


Gray, Gray & Gray
Eye Health Services Harborside


RBC Wealth Management


Conway Insurance Agency


King Jewelers

Strekalovsky Architecture

Ted Gentry Associates


Rockland Trust


Derby Academy

Derby Shops


Sullivan Garrity and Doherty



BC Tent and Awning Company
George Washington Toma
Graham Waste
Granite City Electric
Hingham Institution for Savings
Inly Schools
King Jewelers
Robin Pelissier Interior Design
Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Strekalovsky Architecture
Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance
Ted Gentry Associates

Massachusetts Cultural Council Festival Grant


Media Sponsors 2019





WATD radio



Massachusetts Cultural Council

MCC Festival Badge

Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' Festivals Program


Local Cultural Councils 2019

Abington Cultural Council
Braintree Cultural Council
Cohasset Cultural Council
Duxbury Cultural Council
Hanover Cultural Council
Hingham Cultural Council
Hull Cultural Council
Norwell Cultural Council
Rockland Cultural Council
Scituate Cultural Council


Contact Patrice Maye, Executive Director,