Marblehead Festival of Arts Hosts Artisans' Holiday Marketplace
As part of the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas Walk Weekend, the Marblehead Festival of Arts will host several events.
On Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, the Festival of Arts invites all to come shop and mingle with the artists at its 10th annual Artisans’ Holiday Marketplace at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington Street. Hours of operation will be Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, December 2, from 10 am to 4 pm.
“Over the years, the Marketplace has become a favorite destination for Christmas Walk shoppers. It features a variety of arts and crafts works, at many different price levels, that are treasures for personal use and wonderful gifts,” said Kiki Taron Kinney and Pam Duncan, Holiday Artisans’ Marketplace co-chairs. “We are proud to support a showcase of more than 20 local and regional artists who bring their many, varied talents to the event.”
Along with the artisans, the Festival is pleased to welcome local Girl Scouts, Hospice of the North Shore and Marblehead’s Community of Friends.
The Festival’s Logo Store is set for Abbot Hall during the Artisans’ Holiday Marketplace. A number of items from the 2012 summer Logo Store will be available, as well as an inventory of fun, “vintage” pieces from previous Festival years. There will also be Hestia ornaments, which make great holiday gifts.
The Marketplace is also one of the selected sites to vote for the Marblehead Festival of Arts 2013 Logo. The Festival is represented by a new logo each year, the result of a competition among graphic artists, students and art enthusiasts. This year, 42 designs were submitted. A panel of judges narrowed the entries to three finalists. Festival fans are invited to vote for their favorite design. The winning logo will be revealed at the Festival's Logo Premiere Party in January.