COHASSET – After a two-year pandemic break, the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset will host its 67th Commonwealth Art Festival from June 17-19.
This year’s festival pays tribute to the memory and contribution of the late artist Dorothy Palmer, who played a key role in the founding and longevity of the South Shore Art Center. An exhibition of Palmer’s works will be on display.
Art exhibits, tents with artisans selling jewelry, ceramics, fine arts, photography, clothing, garden products and live music will be part of the three-day festival. The event usually attracts more than 14,000 visitors.
The festival begins June 17 at 1 p.m., and ends June 19 at 5 p.m.
A gala party in honor of prominent Rob Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs and his mural series “Breathe Life” will be held on Thursday, June 16th. Gibbs began his career painting walls with spray paint in Roxbury, where he grew up. He is now a permanent artist at the Museum of Fine Arts and co-founder of the nonprofit Artists for Humanity, which helps recruit young artists who may not have the resources or support they need.
A wheelchair service will be available; a $ 5 donation will be requested.
The art festival is the main fundraising action for the South Shore Art Center. The proceeds will support his exhibitions and educational programs.
For more information call 781-383-2787 or visit www.ssac.org.
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