The Volunteer Committee for the 53rd Annual Pembroke Arts Festival invites you to join us for the festivities of 2020!
The Juried Art Exhibit is the cornerstone of our popular local festival! The art world on the South Shore offers many opportunities for area artists to create and exhibit art. Nearby universities, museums and art societies all provide avenues for artists to develop their skills, but entrants from afar are welcome to participate as well. Featured works are chosen by a panel of three outstanding jurors who bring talent and a life-long commitment to the arts to the judging table. Jurors will also select many awards to be presented at our Opening Reception on Friday, August 7th. Please visit our jurors' page at pembrokeartsfestival.org to find bios and links to jurors' websites (2020 jurors coming soon).
The Young Artists Exhibit continues to be an inspiring part of our weekend, with participation of many of our area youth from pre-kindergarten through graduated high school seniors and special education young adults. Their works will be displayed in the festive tent on the Center Green for all to enjoy. Interactive crafts for children will be offered by volunteer staff, and all will be presented with certificates of participation. Exceptional excellence will be acknowledged with awards presented at our Young Artists Red Carpet Ceremony on Friday evening. Many area residents have taken part in this show as children and have been inspired to continue to incorporate art into their lives. Some have even become recipients of our two generous scholarships, funded by our raffle event that is made possible through the donations of area businesses, artists and participating Crafters.
Performers include favorite area bands and dance troupes that will be featured throughout the weekend of the Festival. They will be posted on our Entertainment page as they are confirmed.
Arrive ready to shop, as creative Crafters will be returning with original works for sale. Many of the fine works of art in our Juried Show will also be available for purchase. There is nothing quite like owning original artwork to bring beauty into your home and it is often surprisingly affordable! Delicious food may be purchased throughout the weekend, including ice cream and lobster. Artists in Action will be demonstrating their techniques and there will be an exciting Antique Car Show on Saturday afternoon.
We look forward once again to seeing you at the Festival while celebrating the Arts and summertime in Pembroke!
Christine Sullivan - Committee Chair