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Marblehead Festival of Arts Hosts Tea Room
Nestled in with all the activity at the Marblehead Festival of Arts, to be held this year from June 30-July 4, is the Tea Room. It is housed in the Wine Cellar of the historic King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street. The cool and elegant atmosphere of the Tea Room will offer Festival-goers the opportunity to relax and enjoy refreshments. Hours are Saturday from 11 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm. On Monday and Tuesday, Tea Room hours will be from 1 to 4:30 pm; and on Wednesday from noon until 4:30 pm.
The menu will include homemade baked goods and fresh fruits, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade and bottled water. “It will be a lovely place to enjoy good conversation and delicious snacks while cooling down from the heat of the day,” said chairperson Michelle Gatta. Hosting the Tea Room with Gatta will be Maggie Raftus, Polly Taylor and Liz O’Connor. It will again be staffed by Marblehead High School National Art Honors Society students.
The King Hooper Mansion is the home of the Marblehead Arts Association (MAA). Featured art on the Tea Room walls will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the MAA. Festival visitors are also welcome to view the MAA July exhibit.
Also housed at the King Hooper Mansion is the Festival of Arts Painting-the-Town exhibit. After capturing the town's scenic beauty on canvas and paper at various locations around town on Saturday, artists’ plein aire work will be displayed at the Mansion beginning Sunday afternoon. At that time, all are invited to a Reception to meet the artists, view the exhibit and cast ballots to determine the People's Choice Award winner.
For more information, visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.
More About Marblehead Arts Association
Marblehead Arts Association (MAA), founded in 1922 and located in the historic King Hooper Mansion, serves over 500 artistically diverse artist, associate and corporate members. Four galleries of exhibits by association members and guest artists change monthly. Education programs, classes and special events are offered throughout the year.
The Marblehead Arts Artisan Shop features original art and hand crafted items by local artists including unique jewelry, glassware, pottery, greeting cards and books. The King Hooper Mansion is available to rent for weddings, private parties and business meetings.
Other events here
- Exuberance 2013 - The Varied Expressions of Norman Laliberte Weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11:30 am–5:00 pm