June 17, 18, & 19

61st Arts Festival

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HOURS: Friday, June 17, 1–7pm • Saturday, June 18, 10–7pm • Sunday, June 19, 12–5pm

Friday, June 17th , 1–7 pm
3:00–3:45 Lulu Wiley
4:00–4:45 Emilee Lyons
5:30–6:30 AWARDS CEREMONY, Festival Stage
7:00 friday night Party with Aldous Collins at the Art Center $30 members, $40 nonmembers

Saturday, June 18th 10–7 pm
10:00–11:45 Jim Armstrong and Students
12:15–1:00 Main Tent: The Jurors Speak! That’s amazing! Why was that picked? Where’s my piece? Learn what it takes to jury a show, what gets shown, trends in art and more with Members Show: Cory Shea, Assistant Director, Cambridge Art Association
NOON–12:45 Rusty Skippers
1:00–1:45 Earth Tones
1:15–2:00 Main Tent: Meet Artist and Writer Mike Weymouth
2:00–2:45 The Wilbas
3:00–3:45 Ruby Rae
3:15–4:00 Main Tent:Meet Illustrator and Cartographer John Roman speaking on his book The Art Of Illustrated Maps, the first book to fully explore the world of conceptual, “imaginative” mapping.
4:00–5:45 The Infractions
6:00–7:00 John Sage Band

Sunday, June 19st noon–5 pm
1:00–1:45 Siobhan Magnus & Brian Stratton
1:15–2pm Main Tent: Meet Painter & Collage Artist Karen Cass
2:00–3:45 The BUZZTONES Rhythm Review
4:00–5:00 South Shore Bay Band

Musical performances take place on the Festival Music Stage Sponsored by Image Resolutions & Sarah Hannan

SAVE THE DATES (click on an event for more information)

Rockin' Preview Party Thursday, June 16
Friday Night Party Friday, June 17
Festival Dine Arounds Saturday, June 18

Arts Festival Program Book 2016 Program Book PDF

Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship PDF

Be a part of the 61st Annual Arts Festival! For sixty-one years South Shore Art Center (SSAC) has offered an annual arts festival, exhibitions and classes to the South Shore region.

Images of the 2015 Arts Festival

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“South Shore Art Center Arts Festival mixes the best of small town New England summer

festivals with an uncommon attention to detail and commitment to presenting quality art and handmade craft.”

South Shore Art Center Arts Festival celebrates its 61st year and showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to almost one hundred juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities and a young artist exhibition.

The Arts Festival draws over 9,000 visitors from the Greater Boston region to historic, oceanside Cohasset Common.

About South Shore Art Center

A non-profit organization formed in 1954, South Shore Art Center is dedicated to enriching the communities south of Boston by fostering an understanding and appre­ciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and educa­tion. In addition to a nationally-recognized exhibition program, the Art Center offers courses and workshops for adults and children, and enrichment programs to area schools.

Gold Sponsors 2016

Image Resolutions




Pilgrim Bank






South Shore Music Circus


Silver Sponsors 2016

Gray, Gray & Gray

Panopticon Imaging

Dean and Hamilton

Renewal by Anderson


Work 'N Gearl
Party by Design WB Mason
Bronze Sponsors 2016

Derby Street Shoppes


Litman Gerson


Enterprise Equipment


The Rug Merchant


RBC Wealth Management

Potter MaClennan


Conway Insurance Agency


Shoreline Aviation

Supporting Strategies


Kennedy Country Gardens


Contributors 2016
Barbara Bahr Sheehan Interior Design
Braintree Cooperative Bank
Graham Waste
Hart Supply
Inly Schools
Natale's Men's Clothing
Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Service Master South Shore
Strekalovsky Architecture
Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance
Ted Gentry Associates
Media Sponsors 2016




Edible South Shore





Massachusetts Cultural Council

Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' Festivals Program


Local Cultural Councils 2016

Abington Cultural Council
Canton Cultural Council
Cohasset Cultural Council
Duxbury Cultural Council
Hanson Cultural Council
Hingham Cultural Council
Hull Cultural Council
Kingston Cultural Council
Rockland Cultural Council
Scituate Cultural Council
Weymouth Cultural Council

Contact Kristen Sherman, Director of Development,