The Volunteer Committee for the 52nd Annual Pembroke Arts Festival invites you to join us for the festivities of 2019!
The impressive level of talent in our corner of New England will be on display at the Juried Art Exhibit. 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 9th. Please visit our jurors' page at pembrokeartsfestival.org to find bios and links to jurors' websites.
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.
Battle of the Bands was introduced at the Festival last year and will be repeated at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 10th. The level of energy and talent brought to the stage by competing young Performing Artists is delightful! Other performers including favorite area bands and dance troupes will continue to be featured throughout the weekend of the Festival and will be posted on our Entertainment page.
Arrive ready to shop, as creative Crafters will be returning with original works for sale. Many of the amazing 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