60 Artists, Artisans, and Crafters will be present at the Festival.
The 3rd annual Arts and Crafts Festival is being organized by the Agawam Community Artists and Artisans. This program is supported in part by two grants, one from the Agawam Cultural Council a local agency, and one from the Massachusetts Cultural Council a state agency. Their generous help has made the show possible.
There will be so much happening we can’t wait to get the party started. We are excited for all the events lined up. Browse the list below, and if you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Meet Local Artists Come meet and support local artists. We haved SIXTY folks signed up to be in our festival..
Feel free to ask questions or strike up a conversation.
New England Mosaic Project The Agawam Community Artists and Artisans invited the public to participate in the New England Mosaic Project. They created a 12 foot mosaic wall of canvas "tiles" depicting a much loved aspect of New England. Thanks for the amazing response from the artists and all those who are supporting this project. Please stop by the show and get one of the tiles for yourself.. ALL proceeds will go to student scholarships.
ACAA Art Drawing
Agawam Community Artists and Artisans Art Drawing Buy a ticket and you may win a piece of art created by our group. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds will go to the GLORIA McLELLAN VISUALARTS SCHOLARSHIP which will help an aspiring high school senior majoring in Arts.
Free Face Painting
Free Face Painting Have your face painted... be a walking piece of ART.. We will have The Happy Face Painter onsite each day from 1:00 to 3:00 Christine Gloster has been a local professional face painter for 17 years. Her company has brightened up a long list of events from Festivals to Football games to Cruise Ships. They keep to a strict Hygienic process and only use the highest quality Hypoallergenic products. They love to work with children and see those Happy Faces. To learn more click below to visit their website.
JudyHandler and MarkLevesque
Enjoy an entertaining program of passionate & lyrical music for guitar and mandolin. Connecticut based husband and wife duo, Handler and Levesque skillfully blend Brazilian, Latin American, gypsy, folk, jazz & classical musical influences. Check out their website for more info.
The Polish American Club will be opening their onsite kitchen. They will be cooking up lots of delicious food. Grab a Burger or Hot Dog and have a seat on the picnic tables located in our shaded grove.
Crafting Time Visit the Craft Tables and let the young ones create fun crafts. They can make a clothespin butterfly, bird, or bee also decorated eye masks. This is a free service provided with donated material and kind volunteers.
Stained Glass Demo
Please join stained glass artist Chris Lyons, owner of Glass Visions in Springfield MA, for a look at copper-foil stained glass art. He'll have art glass creations and glass & supplies available for view and sale and will be doing stained glass construction demos throughout the show. Come see what stained glass art is all about! Chris also offers a full set of stained glass classes (discount coupons provided) for those who want to learn the art form. Please see link below for more about Glass Visions or contact Chris at 413-562-4740 Voice/Text. Hope to see you there!
Printing Press Demo
Come join Peter Sarno Master Printer and see a letterpress printing machine in action. This type of printing goes back to 1440 and was used to print the Gutenburg Bible. Today it is valued for the unique tactile feel and quality of the impression left embedded in the paper.
Rock Painting Craft Table We supply the material for you to have fun creating a painted rock. Family bonding time for all ages.. Agawam Rocks was created by Jen Baginski in memory of her brother. She set out to honor him by spreading kindness throughout Agawam. There has been a positive response to painting rocks and hiding them to be found and hidden again. The Facebook page has 1.3 thousand members. Anyone can paint a rock to bring home but you must live, work, or go to Agawam Parks to join the Facebook group.
About Our Group
Although our group meets in Agawam we have members from many surrounding communities as well.