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Scituate Art Festival in North Scituate, RI

Sat Oct 10th - Mon Oct 12th

Event Location
po box 126
North Scituate, RI 02857
Providence County - 239,926 housholds avg $48,939 ea.

Listing Details for Event #: 1766591
Posted: Oct 17, 2014
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014
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Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Additional Categories:
     - Art Festival
     - Craft Show
  - Festivals & Fairs
Dates: Sat Oct 10th - Mon Oct 12th
Date Pattern: Always Columbus Day weekend
Show Hours: Sat and Sun 10 am to 5 pm, Mon 10-4
Setup Time: Friday night and Sat morning
Year #: 49
Public Admission Price: FREE
Parking: roadside
Restrooms: portable outdoor units + 1 portable sink
Tables/Chairs: not provided
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
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  Art/Craft Space Price: 10 x 10 $250



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Description
From 10 am to dusk daily, exhibitors will be selling their unique creations on the Village Green on Route 116 in North Scituate. John F. Winfield Jr., president of the 36-member Scituate Art Festival Committee, says visitors will have the opportunity to "view and purchase some of the most exceptional pieces of art, craft, sculpture and antiques."

Among the requirements for artwork, whether it be watercolors, pastels or photographs, is quality of workmanship and relevance of the piece to the period. For crafts, the committee looks at whether it is handmade and the quality of workmanship. Since styles change quickly in the craft world, the committee also considers the latest trends and looks for unique items that could become future trends.

"Price is also a concern," adds Winfield. "We don't want all high price tag items at the festival. We want a range of prices to appeal to the diverse crowd."

In addition to artists and crafters, this year's Scituate Art Festival will feature:

Thirty of the best antique dealers;
Musical entertainment provided by popular local bands in the afternoon of all three days;
An artist craft raffle, in which various vendors donate their works to the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle, which this year will feature about 30 items, go to various nonprofits in Scituate;
Regional and ethnic food and refreshments; and
Various vendors and nonprofits that set up booths surrounding the Village Green.

The public also can tour the circa 1830 Congregational Church, which serves as a centerpiece on the fairgrounds. In fact, the church was the reason why the Scituate Art Festival got started in the first place. Looking for a means to support the restoration efforts of the former Congregational Church, 12 local exhibitors took part in the first Scituate Art Festival.
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The success of the 1967 festival led to an annual event, which has grown not only in exhibitors, but in reputation as well. Today, hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders and out-of-state visitors make the Scituate Art Festival a rite of passage each year.

As has been the tradition over the past 34 years, proceeds from the Scituate Art Festival will be distributed to numerous causes within the town, including continued upkeep of the venerable historic church.

"We were able to raise the funds necessary to repair the church. Now, each year, we put a portion of the proceeds from the Scituate Art Festival into a fund for restoration and upkeep of the church," explains Winfield. "The remainder of the monies raised benefit nonprofits, schools, libraries and organizations within Scituate."
Since 1967, the Scituate Art Festival has introduced the state to unique works created by hundreds of artists and professional crafters from throughout the United States and Canada.
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Entertainment
In addition to artists and crafters, this year's Scituate Art Festival will feature:

Thirty of the best antique dealers;
Musical entertainment provided by popular local bands in the afternoon of all three days;
An artist craft raffle, in which various vendors donate their works to the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle, which this year will feature about 30 items, go to various nonprofits in Scituate;
Regional and ethnic food and refreshments; and
Various vendors and nonprofits that set up booths surrounding the Village Green.
Driving Directions
PARKING IS ROADSIDE

GPS Address
554 W Greenville Road
No Scituate, RI 02857



From Route 95 in Providence & Points East
Follow all "Route 6 West" signs; take right off Exit 6C exit ramp in Johnston onto Hartford Avenue/Route 6W; continue on Hartford Avenue approximately 3.5 miles, entering Scituate; just after McDonald's in Scituate, the road will fork -- Danielson Pike will be to the left and Hartford Pike will be to the right. The festival is located on Route 116 between Danielson Pike and Hartford Pike; you may approach from either direction.

From Route 44 in Putnam & Points West
Route 44 East; follow all "Route 44 East" signs through Chepachet and Harmony; right onto Route 116/West Greenville Road; note 4-way stop, then proceed into Scituate.

From Route 6 in Danielson & Points West
Route 6 East/Danielson Pike (avoid Route 6 By-Pass); proceed directly east into village.

From Route 102 in Coventry & Points South
Route 102 North; pick up Route 14 East; left onto Route 116 North into village.

From Route 295 in Warwick & Points South
Head north on Route 295 towards Exit 6C; take Exit 6C to merge onto Hartford Avenue/Route 6W; continue on Hartford Avenue approximately 3.5, entering Scituate; just after McDonald's in Scituate, the road will fork -- Danielson Pike will be to the left and Hartford Pike will be to the right. The festival is located on Route 116 between Danielson Pike and Hartford Pike; you may approach from either direction.

From Route 295 in Cumberland & Points North
Head south on Route 295 towards Exit 6B; take Exit 6B towards Hartford, CT; keep right at the fork, following signs for Johnston/Scituate/Foster and merge onto Hartford Avenue/Route 6W; continue on Hartford Avenue approximately 3.5 miles, entering Scituate; just after McDonald's in Scituate, the road will fork -- Danielson Pike will be to the left and Hartford Pike will be to the right. The festival is located on Route 116 between Danielson Pike and Hartford Pike; you may approach from either direction.
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