FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2006
SECOND ANNUAL DIGHTON ARTS FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 24TH
The Second Annual Dighton Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, September 24th from
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Pavilion next to Dighton Town Hall on Route 138. The festival is sponsored by the Dighton Lions Club in cooperation with the Dighton Art Association.
Fine artists and artisans will exhibit, demonstrate their art, and offer their work for sale. Paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, wood carvings, shaker boxes, knit felted hats, scarves, ceramics, quilting, rug hooking, photography, spinning and weaving will be among the many offerings.
Carl Stonstrom, who is leading the festival planning effort for the Dighton Lions Club, said “the festival is designed to promote an appreciation for the arts in our community. We feature local artists as well people from outside the community, such as Archie Stewart, to provide a broad experience for festival participants. Children are an important part of our community so we have included activities that help to build an appreciation for the arts among children. We had a very successful event last year and we look forward to another great festival this year.”
Children’s art will be featured in the Young Impressionists Gallery where festival visitors can vote for their favorite entry. Art should be brought to The Pavilion by 11:00 a.m. on September 24th to be included in voting by festival participants.
At the first annual Dighton Arts Festival, children painted one square foot sections of the “Hidden Magic Places” murals. Over one-third of the 96 squares on the murals were painted last year. Festival participants will have the opportunity to continue the mural at the festival this year.
Back by popular demand for this year’s festival, Chestnut Hill-based master kite maker and champion kite flyer Archie Stewart will offer performances at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Adults and children are invited to participate in kite making and kite flying in the field adjacent to the The Pavilion.
“The festival provides an important opportunity for Dighton Art Association members and other artists to share their work with the community and each other”, said Dighton Art Association President Ron O’Connor. “We are grateful for the commitment that the Dighton Lions Club makes to the festival and its ongoing contribution to fostering an appreciation for the arts in our community.”
Food will be offered by the Dighton Dandi-Lions again this year. Musical performances are also planned throughout the festival.
Artist exhibit space is available ($25.00 for Dighton Art Association members; $35.00 for non-members). For information, call 508-821-3782, 508-669-5665, or visit dightonart.org.