15 Aug Come to the 35th Annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
Next weekend, the lakeside village of Meredith will come to life with live music, delicious food, and beautiful works of creativity as Main Street and the Mill Falls Marketplace are transformed into an outdoor art gallery featuring the works of over 80 local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters.
The Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th, amongst the quaint shops of Meredith Village and the Mill Falls Marketplace. This annual event, organized by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, is an outdoor, juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and fine crafts. Now in its 35th year, the festival has gained a solid reputation among New England artists and craftspeople, making it the largest quality arts and crafts event in the area. Visitors will be impressed with the wide variety of exhibits, including wildlife photography, metal and wood sculptures, stained glass, handmade jewelry, baskets, leather works, and abstract and traditional oil painting and watercolors. All items in the show are original creations, and the artists will be available to meet with customers and talk about their craft. Throughout the entire weekend, art lovers can enjoy live music and culinary delights as they browse the many booths.
Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for this special event, but shuttle bus service will be available and will run continuously both days. On the north end of town, there will be plenty of parking at Prescott Park, and on the south end of town at Belknap Family Health Center on Rt. 3. The shuttle will pick up passengers every 15 minutes and deliver them right to the festival! Both the shuttle service and admission to the event are free. For more detailed information, contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-279-6121.
For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team