Dighton Arts Festival

Twelfth Annual Dighton Arts Festival - Spaces Sold Out

Spaces are sold out for the 2016 Dighton Arts Festival.Exhibitor

A list of the 2016 Dighton Arts Festival Exhibitors is provided on the Festival page of this site.

The Twelfth Annual Dighton Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses, 1522 Williams Street, Dighton. The festival is sponsored by the Dighton Lions Club. The six greenhouses at Araujo Farms will be filled with arts, crafts, music, food, and activities for this fun-filled community event.
Please return to this page and visit the Dighton Lions Club Facebook page for festival news and updates.

The mission of the Dighton Arts Festival is to provide a place where local and regional artists and crafters can display and sell their work in a family-oriented environment that encourages artists and crafters of all ages and promotes interest in the arts in our community.

The Dighton Lions Club sponsored festival is held annually on the 1st Sunday in November at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses in Dighton, Massachusetts.


Exhibitors | Seventh Annual Dighton Arts Festival - 2011

2012 List of Exhibitors Coming Soon!

Here is a list of exhibitors at the 2011 Dighton Arts Festival

Almeida, Matthew | MJA Designs | Nashua
Hand-bound leather journals, sculpted leather masquerade masks, and other leatehr accessories

Anuszczyk, Donna | New England Nature | Dighton
Local nature photography, greeting cards, Blessing Boxes, photo poetry plaques

Bilodeau, Dennis | Bilodeau's Furniture | North Dighton

Birmingham, Gail | Katama Jewels | Somerset
Handmade modern jewelry inspired by the sea; necklaces, bracelets, earrings for everyday occasions and weddings

Brynildsen, Ken

Cabral, Joseph | J&M Photos | Fall River
Matted photos of still life and nature from different parts of the country

Cifala, Betty | Jewelry by B | North Dighton
Custom one-of-a-kind sterling silver and semi-precious stones

Conti-Stebenne, Rosalie | Odd + Ends | Taunton

Costa, Laura | Designs by Laura | Fall River
Handmade jewelry, keyring charms, and beaded snowflake ornaments

DeSilva, M Diane | D'Teals Designs | Berkley
Custom painted glassware, hand-knitted apparel, silk ribbon pins

Doyle, Sue | Forever Yours | Somerset
One of a kind beaded jewelry; sterling and fine silver

Eaton, Jill | Designs by Jill | North Dighton
Jewelry, pocket books and crafts

Elizardo, Liz | EB Designs | North Dighton
Handcrafted jewelry - sterling silver, swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones; hand-painted wooden signs; crocheted scarfs and hats

Enos, Kimberly | KTD Design | North Dighton
Casual to dressy natural genstone and pearl jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and earrings) made by using wire-wrapping and leather

Epstein, Lindsey | Lindsey Epstein Pottery | Dighton
Functional pottery, ceramic animal sculptures

Fazio, Rhonda | Dyer Maker | Dighton
Natural dyed silk wraps, thread, ink & pen sets.

Fernandes, Penny | Jewels and Gems by Penny | Raynham
Handmade jewelry using glass beads, natural stones, and semi-precious stones

Field, Susan | The Field Collection | Berkley
Sterling silver chainmaille necklaces, bracelets and earrings

Fletcher, Lisa | Lacharmour | North Dighton
Felted animals, polymer clay creatures, knitted fingerless gloves

Furtado, Dawn | The Beekeeper’s Daughter | East Taunton
Pure local honey

Kearns, Nancy | Haydens Boutique | North Attleboro
Children's clothes and accessories; hats, headbands, etc.

Klein, Linda | Berkley
Fall centerpieces and wreaths; Christmas centerpieces and wreaths

Lafleur, Sally | Leap of Faith | Westport
Sterling and beaded jewelry; beaded ornaments

Lavasseur, Brenda | North Dartmouth
Handmade soap, shaving soap, salves, balms, lip & cuticle, dog shampoo, salt & sugar scrubs

LeBlanc, Gwen | Veruka Dolls | Taunton
Hand-sewn dolls made from vintage and reclaimed fabrics - embellished with vintage trinkets

Lemieux, Carolyn | Jenny Lyn’s Jewelry | Dighton
Handmade sterling silver and gold-plated jewelry

Letourneau, Julie | JL Ribbon Gear | Riverside
Handmade ribbon accesssories, hair bows, key fobs, lamp shades, etc.

Lowther, Anna | Still Life in Oils | Sandwich
Woodburnings on drifftwood and photography

MacDonald, Glorimar | Little Folks Theater | Dighton
Community theater

Macomber, Ben | Attleboro
Traditional watercolor paintings; landscapes, seascapes, florals, etc.

McGuirk, Doreen | Tatum Lee | North Dighton
Jewelry - bracelets created from rocks, minerals, shells, and crystals

McKeon, Collette | Dighton Tri-Centennial Committee | Dighton
2012 historical calendars, tri-centennial ornaments, tri-centennial t-shirts

Medeiros, Al & Trish | Classic Creations | South Dartmouth
Handcrafted and handpainted earrings & pins; magnet frames and bookmarks

Morgado, Rosa | Taunton
Jewelry, scarfs, flowers, arrangements, etc.

Mullen, Peg | Peg's Place | Dighton
Cloth Books, quilt items, bags/totes and more

Mullen, Cynthia | Somerset
Hand knitted children's sweaters and puppet mittens

Mullin, Kyla | KM Designs | Swansea
Handmade beaded jewelry

Nolan, Yvonne | Swansea
Watercolor painting; hair feathers by Haircuttery of Somerset

O'Connor, Ron and Joe Coehlo | Mill Town Memories | North Dighton
Early 20th century photographs of Mount Hope Finishing Company/North Dighton from glass plate negatives

O'Connor, Ron | 20/20 Vision: Cameras abd Film | North Dighton
Exhibit of photographs taken with twenty film cameras and twenty brands/kinds of film

Orsini, Marianne | Kreeters.com | Assonet
Kreeter mechandise: shirts, greeting cards, jewelry, and nick-nacks; also non-Kreeter jewelry (handmade, sterling silver)

Pacheco, Melissa | Fall River
Hand-made one of a kind jewelry

Paradis, Debi | Deb's Designs | Rehoboth
Fleece hats, fleece quilits

Pearson, Robert | Chairs by Bob | Taunton
Chairs with new cane and finish

Prescott, Frank | Annie's Artifax | Somerset
Jewelry and gift items made of polymer clay

Schmidt, Robin | Dragonfly Handmade Soap | Acushnet
Handmade soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs and gift baskets containing these items

Shafer, Roberta | Dough-Belles | Taunton
Personalized Salt-dough ornaments - family, individual, sport, pet, and baby ornaments

Sousa, Jean | MJ Design Ventures | North Attleboro
Children's board book author

Venturini, Denise | Shack in the Back Antiques | Dighton
Early Christmas ornaments, vintage pottery, books, boxes, pictures, flax wheel, celluloid rattles, quilts, depression glass

White, Shirley | Taunton
Outdoor flags: decorative, seasonal; sport, and custom various sizes,

Wilusz, Mary | Claus Creations | Dighton
Hand-painted Old World Santas

Woodcock, Denise | Woodcockmade.com | North Dighton
Soap. shampoo, lip gloss, balm, body spray, lotion

Posted On: Sat, 10/01/2011 - 8:52pm by President
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Music Schedule | Sixth Annual Dighton Arts Festival

The Dighton Lions Club is pleased to welcome back several outstanding local musicians to the Sixth Annual Dighton Arts Festival. Download and print a copy of the schedule using the link below to aid in planning your visit to the festival.

Times are approximate

Outside on the Lawn

10:30 Folk Dance Ensemble, Dighton Elementary School

11:15 Star Spangled Banner, Rebekah Philip accompanied
by the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Honor Guard

Inside on the Stage in Greenhouse #5

11:30 Flute Ensemble, Dighton Middle School

11:45 Rebekah Philip

12:00 Julie Araujo

12:30 The Strangers

1:30 Michelle Tetreault with Elise Milka

2:00 Matt Borrello

3:00 Sarah Borrello

Inside during Wine Tasting in Greenhouse #1 (12:30-3:30)

Kara Fortier, performing at various times during the wine tasting

Posted On: Sat, 10/16/2010 - 6:10pm by President
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2008 Dighton Arts Festival Entertainment

Several musical artists from the area will perform contemporary and traditional folk music throughout the afternoon, led by headliner Michael Troy of Somerset, whose songs have been critically acclaimed. Michael will be accompanied by Barry Brown, a guitarist who is known and respected in his own right.

Sam Ruest, a violinist with the Fall River Symphony and accomplished Celtic fiddler, will perform with guitarist Mike Keshura. Sam and Mike will play music that is steeped in the Celtic tradition. Kara Fortier, one of Sam's most promising students, will play traditional Celtic and Cape Breton fiddle tunes, accompanied on some selections by her brother Alex on piano.

Singer-songwriter Johnny Botelho, whose song, Lincoln Park--a fond remembrance of the bygone Westport amusement park—has become a regional hit on YouTube, will be on hand. He will play songs of his own and host a group of young performers that include Matt Borello, Sarah Borrello, Maria Ventura and Mia Boostrom, all of whom are already well known in local folk music circles. They will play individual sets, and do songs together.

Earlier in the day, the Dighton Rehoboth High School Jazz Band will play a set, the Dighton Middle School flute ensemble will perform, and the fourth graders of the Dighton Elementary School will lead a family folk dance, under the direction of music teacher Brian Michaud.

Posted On: Wed, 09/24/2008 - 9:18pm by daaadmin
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2008 Dighton Arts Festival Exhibitors

We'd like to welcome the following new and returning exhibitors to this year's Dighton Arts Festival. Be sure to stop by each exhibit and see their art!

B & W Art
38 Elm Street
Berkley, MA 02779
Artist's website

George FerrieraI have been working in the powder mediums of charcoal & graphite since 2004. Being a self taught artist, I am constantly experimenting with the application of the charcoal/graphite powder mediums with the tools I use. I have always been drawn to the look and feel of black and white artwork. I consider my works more paintings than drawings. Although traditionally, when you think of charcoal & graphite you don't think painting, but as for my technique, drawing is only a small part of the finished work. Since 2005, my work has been exhibited locally in both juried and non-juried art shows & festivals.

KM Designs by Kyla Mullin is handmade beaded jewelry
All pieces are unique designs crafted with Sterling Silver and Semi Precious Stones. I specialize in Swarovski Crystal & Pearl paired with Bali Silver accents.

Custom designed Mothers Bracelets are created with sterling silver block letters, Swarovski Crystals, and Bali Silver accents to create a unique look.

JL RibbonGear

Artist's website

At JL RibbonGear, you will find all sorts of one-of-a-kind handmade ribbon accessories, from high-end belts, to watches you design yourself, to baby blankets, to hair bows--and everything in between! If you're a girl or woman of any age, you'll be sure to find something you'll love. Visit my website to browse and purchase your favorite ribbon accessories for you or for a loved one as the perfect gift! To contact me, Julie Letourneau, directly, email me at or call 774-991-0423.

Michelle Tripp
Contemporary Knitting

My name is Michelle Tripp and I am addicted to knitting and creating contemporary wearable items for adults and children. I will have mostly shrugs, shawls, capelets, scarves and mitten/hat sets out of bold fun fibers. Also I create fun barrettes out of different hip fabrics.


I have been painting for over 20 years and have been a member of the Society of Decorative Painting having been a certified decorative artist (CDA) since 1995. I have had the wonderful fortune of having two of my Christmas ornaments chosen to hang in the White House. The first time was for the Clinton administration and the second for the Bush administration and was lucky enough to be invited for a reception at the White House. I have taught at the National level for the SDP and continue to teach local classes. I became involved in jewelry making a short time ago and because of my love of color and creating, it soon became a favorite thing to do. I decided to display my jewelry in the Dighton Arts Festival because I had heard so many good things about the festival.

Custom Lawn Art

Interchangeable Custom Lawn Art with unique staking system. All YartWorks creations are made of wood, have a quality paint finish and can be used year after year.

Our catalog has hundreds of pictures to choose from, or you can use a design of your own. Some of our categories are Holidays, Seasons, Popular Characters, and Baby Boomer Characters. YartWorks creations are between 2 and 4 feet tall, and range in price from $12 to $45.

WILD SAGE STUDIOS in Dighton, MA is owned by photographer Lisa A. Paquette. Lisa enjoys photographing children, pets, families, children and their pets, preschools, hobbies in action such as Karate or Dance, yearbook photos, and special events. Wild Sage Studios offers a variety of products and services and works in conjunction with a professional lab for all of your printing needs. Quality work, personal service, flexible schedule and reasonable prices.

Janet Mansfield
Natural Gemstone Designs
Rehoboth, MA
Artist's Website

Janet on the Planet offers gallery quality colorful, custom made necklaces, pendants, earrings, braclets, and men's accessories, hand-crafted and wire wrapped jewelry, made with the finest precious stones including Crystals, Herkimer diamonds, Mexican agate, Russian Charoite, Russian Blue Demaurtorite, Ammonite fossil, Chrysoprase, Amazonite, and many other calming, soothing, meditation, and healing stones.

Artist's Website

Hometown Prints'Come home again' with Hometowne Prints special collection of artwork illustrating cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Local artist Donna R. Ide has captured that hometown feeling with her collection of prints illustrating your favorite spots, historic places, and familiar parks and beaches. Whether it is the local eating establishment where steamers abound and lobster a must or the carousel you rode as a child or even the lighthouses that are so familiar to New England, each has its own fond memory in our past, present and future. Ide's media is pencil and color pencil done in montage form.

Bob Pearson
Taunton, MA
508 823 0652

Chairs By Bob offers cane and rush wooden chairs and also chair refinishing.

Ron O'Connor

Ron O'Connor is a Dighton photographer who specializes in outdoor portrait photography of children and families using film and digital cameras. His photograhic style is directed at capturing children and families in a natural environment - particlarly in settings where children can be most expressive of their unique personalities. He prefers black and white images because of their ability to focus the viewer's attention on the subject.

H.G. Designs
Westport, Ma 02790
508 493 6206

Heather Gavriluk is a line of contemporary jewelry consisting of handmade clay pendants and glass beads, wire wrapped creations, hand crafted sterling and gemstone pendants and select beads and findings. All materials are top of the line and always extraordinary- this jeweler is not "just another bead stringer". Each piece is a one of a kind wearable piece of art suitable for the woman who has her own original style and refuses to wear what everyone else is wearing. New this year is a line of knitted sweaters, shrugs, scarves and shawls composed of select highly fashionable yarns and fibers designed for the woman who loves the unique and decadent for herself.
Heather's designs can be found at Courtyards (Tiverton Four Corners), Sticks Stones and Stars (Westport), TSI Jewelry (Fall River), and The Samuell Day Gallery (Barnstable) and at select arts festivals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Michelle McNamara
Artist's Website'

Michelle McNamaraI have been drawing and painting since I was a young girl. I am a graduate of the New England School of Art and Design and for many years ran my own Interior Design business. I am a traditionalist who specializes in painting scenes of the New England landscape. I've studied under various art instructors and, most recently, for the past fifteen years, continued my growth under the watchful eye of Ron Brake, a well-known and respected New England artist and teacher. Watercolors have been my media of choice since the beginning as I believe they reflect more realistically the wonderful hues and tones of New England. My new business (Blueberry Cottage Primitives) combines my love of primitive arts and crafts with my first and truest love - painting. My web store features many primitive decorative items and some of my paintings. I hope you'll stop by and take a look at what I have to offer!

Handmade Soap

Artist's Website

Brenda Levasseur([email protected]) "My name is Brenda Levasseur and my business name is Handmade Soap..I make a cold process soap that contains olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil and wheat germ oil, cocoa butter and shea butter , we cure it for no less than 5 weeks. They are carefully scented with natural plant essential oils and no synthetic additives. I also make a lip balm that is very moisturizing and have a great shaving soap for men that contains bentonite clay to detox the pores while the oils soften the skin. I started making soap after looking into an alternative to store bought soap...trying to get away from the chemicals..having confronted breast cancer the alternative way with a naturapathic doctor from North Attleboro for the last 2 years meanwhile I changed my life style eating habits to vegan and was analizing what I was putting ON my body as way of preservatives and additives. I was in the right place at the right time, I found my soap teacher and she has taught me alot...I love making soap..it makes your skin feel so good between the castor oil and the skin healing wheat germ oil you will feel the difference."

Images Studio Gallery

72r Main Street
Wareham, MA. 02571
Artist's Website

Claudin Poyant of Images by Claudin is a graduate of Swain School of Design in graphic design and photography. Claudin is a natural light photographer who captures nature's surroundings to his advantage. Having a design background and keen eye for composition, gives him an uncanny ability of transforming an ordinary shot into a work of art.
Claudin's photography is a mix of fine art photography, impressionism, and graphic art.
His images are finished as Glicee prints. He personally prints all of his work, with the exception of his canvas pieces. Customers marvel at his wide range of interest.
His finest works to include framed canvas, framed Glicee prints, and holiday cards will be displayed.

Posted On: Wed, 09/24/2008 - 6:40pm by daaadmin
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Fourth Annual Dighton Arts Festival

The Fourth Annual Dighton Arts Festival sponsored by the Dighton Lions Club
will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at Araujo Farm and Greenhouses, 1460 Williams Street, Dighton
Registrations for artist/exhibitor space are now being accepted. Please see the link to the Exhibitor Registration form below.

We are pleased to announce that the featured musician this year will be folk singer and songwriter Michael Troy of Somerset. Please visit his website for more information(www.folkmichaeltroy.com).

2008 Artist Registration Form

Pictures of the festival are online!

Posted On: Thu, 06/19/2008 - 8:48pm by President
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