I was late getting to the Yarmouth Art Festival this evening for the reception, so I was surprised to see cars still parked along the road side and quite a few people still hanging around, enjoying the artwork, wine and snacks. The mild fall evening probably helped, as the doors to the charming space were thrown wide open and laughter drifted out into the parking lot. Inside guests were welcomed by an airy, wood and light filled space with burlap covered display walls. My pieces were grouped together near a window. I took a quick shot, then spent time enjoying the other work on display--only two other fabric artists, whose work is quite different from mine, then plenty of oils, watercolors, pastels and photography. If you missed the reception, the show continues from 10:00 to 7:00 tomorrow and 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, at St. Bart's Church on the way to Cousin's Island. Or you can take an armchair tour through the online Show Catalog!
The Yarmouth Art Festival begins Wednesday, October 16 and runs through the Saturday, October19, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. Out of 350 entries, the jurors selected 163 pieces, and I am fortunate to have had 3 of my pieces juried into this show. This is my second year exhibiting at this festival. It is a wonderful space, bright and airy. I am looking forward to attending the artists' reception on Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 8:00. Admission to the show is free, so it is definitely worth a drive, on a beautiful fall day, to see the work of 75 Maine artists and who knows--maybe even find a piece you must purchase! Proceeds support community service programs such as the food pantry, so it is win-win for everyone. Hope to see you there!