Showing posts with label Taste of ArtWeek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taste of ArtWeek. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Franklin Gearing Up For Taste of ArtWeek - Apr 27

The Franklin Cultural Council and Random Smile Project charity are gearing up for Taste of ArtWeek, a huge kick-off celebration to Franklin ArtWeek, held on Saturday, April 27 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on the Franklin Town Common. 
La Cantina Winery
La Cantina Winery

Taste of ArtWeek is intended to give attendees a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about. Nine sweet and savory food trucks will allow sampling of various cuisines from seafood to Italian and vegan ice cream to frozen cheesecake. Five craft beer and wine vendors, including Jack's Abby, Zelus, Crue Brew, Exhibit 'A', and La Cantina Winery, will offer tastes as well as full pours of their products. 
Jeff Roy's band
Jeff Roy's band

A series of seven live dance and music performers, including MA State Representative Jeff Roy's band, professional musicians from the Berklee School of Music, and nationally-known Dean College Dance Company, among others, will give attendees a flavor for what ArtWeek performances are all about. 

Over 30 artisans will show their handmade wares in the juried Craft Fair, and a hands-on and demo tent, called The ArtWeek Pavilion, will allow festival-goers to try their hand at a selection of painting, drawing, origami, sand art, spin art, and other artistic projects. A fine art exhibition, hosted by the Franklin Art Association, will round out the festival.

Taste of ArtWeek is the kick off event to Franklin's ArtWeek, which includes almost fifty events being held from April 26-May 5, 2019. 

For more information about Taste of ArtWeek, or to purchase tickets for the food trucks and beer & wine garden, please visit www.randomsmile.org/festival. The Craft Fair, ArtWeek Pavilion, live performances, and fine art exhibition are all free to attend. 

For a brochure of all Franklin ArtWeek events, please visit http://bit.ly/FAcalendar2019.

Buy Taste of ArtWeek tickets online and skip the line!

Buy Taste of ArtWeek tickets online and skip the line!
Food truck and beer garden tickets are available online! 
Buy in advance and skip the long ticket lines to go 
directly to Will Call. 
For more information, the performance line up, or to purchase tickets, go to www.randomsmile.org/festival
Taste of ArtWeek is the kick off event to Franklin ArtWeek. For a complete schedule of all 50 Franklin ArtWeek events, click 
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/9f1ff188fa31b9964acfa8e2c/files/dc90b61d-c3fd-4d17-ba4c-55a42393477a/2019_ArtWeek_calendar.pdf

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Franklin ArtWeek Schedule - Tickets available for Taste of ArtWeek

While ArtWeek kicks off in earnest on Saturday, April 27 with the Taste of ArtWeek on the Town Common and Hayward Manor, the first events are actually scheduled for Friday, April 26.

Craft details for the Taste of ArtWeek
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/04/craft-fair-and-hands-ondemo-tent-to-be.html

Food truck, beer garden and entertainment schedule
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/04/taste-of-artweek-festival-announces.html

Taste of ArtWeek is intended to give attendees a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about. Food truck tickets are $20 for four items for adults and $10 for two items for kids. Tickets can be purchased at www.randomsmile.org/festival.

The full schedule for ArtWeek can be found here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczODN4X2hTdVdobWpWWTlpR19WMFZHZE5JWHVz/view?usp=sharing

You can also find all the individual events on the Franklin Community Calendar. The Cultural Council has integrated their calendar to enable this 'community view'   https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html




The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's - one of several food trucks to participate in Taste of ArtWeek
The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's -
one of several food trucks to participate in Taste of ArtWeek

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Craft Fair And Hands-On/Demo Tent To Be Part Of Taste Of ArtWeek - Apr 27

Taste of ArtWeek, a kick-off celebration to Franklin ArtWeek, will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. The festival will include food trucks, live performances, a craft fair, and a hands-on crafts and demo tent on the Franklin Town Common, as well as a beer and wine garden and fine art exhibition at Hayward Manor, and is intended to give attendees a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about.

The Craft Fair and The ArtWeek Experience Pavilion, showcasing demos and hands-on crafts, are free and require no ticketing. The Craft Fair will showcase 30 booths of handmade items from Massachusetts-based artisans, and will include such diverse offerings as pottery, jewelry, home d├ęcor items, specialty foods, accessories, fine art, and more. Only locally, handmade crafts were allowed in to the juried exhibition.

"We hand-picked each vendor and are so excited to bring new and fresh talent into Franklin," says Craft Fair organizer Kaye Kelly.
Chinese brush painting and calligraphy
Chinese brush painting and calligraphy

The ArtWeek Experience Pavilion offers opportunities for festival attendees to participate in art creation. A variety of live art demonstrations and workshops will be offered, including one on Chinese brush painting and calligraphy by artist Jack Zhao. Zhao will demonstrate his unique combination of Chinese calligraphy mixed with more modern illustration using ancient brush painting techniques. He will then hold several short workshops for attendees to try their own hand at brush painting.

acrylic tree painting
acrylic tree painting
Artist Chris Lamb Toubeau will lead festival-goers in a series of short hands-on workshops in acrylic tree painting, and Sue Sheridan will explain the elements involved in watercolor painting, followed by a demonstration. Illustrator and artist diNo will offer a crowd-sourced spin art project, an animated mandala app project, and a demonstration of his illustrative style. Attendees can also watch Erin Dart create watercolor and pen and ink paintings of wildlife. The New England Lace Group will be in the Pavilion showing the art of bobbin lace making, a way of creating handmade lace, with the opportunity for people to try their hand at this historically-significant art form.
watercolor and pen and ink paintings
watercolor and pen and ink paintings

In addition, a section of the Pavilion is being sponsored by Senate President Karen E. Spilka as The Family Creative Corner with free crafts for kids. These include a bookmark-making craft hosted by the Franklin Public Library, spring ornaments and magnets hosted by Lifelong Learning's Solutions Program, pet tattoos and coloring pages hosted by Leashrly Life, pinwheel-making hosted by the MetroWest Visitors Bureau, and a table with origami folding using old book pages that is being done by students from Benjamin Franklin Charter School as part of a capstone project, which will also raise funds for both literacy and art charities. Also in the tent will be Sandy Fun Sand Art, where kids can make a sand art bottle for a nominal fee.

"The Pavilion gives attendees an opportunity to not only meet various types of artists, but to create art as well, allowing them to experience different mediums. We’ve never done anything like this in Franklin. The ArtWeek Experience Pavilion is going to make this a one-of-a-kind festival in New England, " organizer Kelly goes on to say.

Taste of ArtWeek is being organized by the Franklin Cultural Council, in partnership with Random Smile Project charity. Proceeds from the event will benefit both organizations. 

For more information about Taste of ArtWeek, or to purchase tickets for the food trucks and beer & wine garden, please visit www.randomsmile.org/festival

Sponsors for Taste of ArtWeek include Mass Vacations, the MetroWest Visitors Bureau, the Mass Cultural Council, Dedham Savings Bank, Dean Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, La Cantina Winery, Dean College, Liberty Realty, Allegra Printing, and Senate President Karen E. Spilka's office.