This weekend, Meredith Village will come to life with live music, delicious food, and beautiful works of creativity as Main Street and the Mill Falls Marketplace are transformed into an outdoor art gallery featuring the works of over 70 local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters.
The Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th amongst the Meredith Village Shops and the Mill Falls Marketplace. This annual event, organized by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, is an outdoor, juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and fine crafts. Now in its 32nd year, the festival has gained a solid reputation among New England artists and craftspeople, making it the largest quality arts and crafts event in the area. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of exhibits, including wildlife photography, metal and wood sculptures, stained glass, handmade jewelry, baskets, leather works, and abstract and traditional oil painting and watercolors. All items in the show are original creations, and the artists will be available to meet with customers and talk about their craft.
Throughout the entire weekend, art lovers can enjoy live music as they browse the many booths. Marc Elbaum and Christine Chaisson will play jazz, classic rock, and great American songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s on both Saturday and Sunday. At 10am on Saturday, Mr. Phil, also known as Phil the Clown, will entertain folks of all ages with his unique blend of comedy, magic, and balloon tricks. Phil and Janet Sanguedolce, who play classic folk and rock, will also be performing on Saturday. On Sunday, Matt Smart will play modern blues and southern rock, and Jeremy and Amy Mathison will fill the air with their style of modern acoustic music.
Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for this special event, but shuttle bus service will be available and will run continuously both days. On the north end of town, there will be plenty of parking at Prescott Park, as well as at Belknap Family Health Center on Rt. 3 at the south end of town. The shuttle will pick up passengers every 15 minutes and deliver them right to the festival! The shuttle service and admission to the event is free. For more detailed information, contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-279-6121.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
photo courtesy of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce