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It's More than a Festival...

It's about
the Creative Community

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A Seasonal Tradition
That's Fun for All

Festival of Arts

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Marblehead Festival of Arts

Live Entertainment
Day & Night

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MFoA was established
in the fall of 1962
to promote and foster
artistic events
and activities in the
town of Marblehead.

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Marblehead Festival of Arts

A Variety
of Activities for
the Whole Family!

The Festival at 50!

The very first Marblehead Festival of Arts took place in 1963 at the Old Town House and Abbot Hall. There were adult art, youth art, sculpture, and arts and crafts exhibits; performances by The Fine Arts Woodwind Quintet of Boston, the Boston Ballet, Marblehead Little... Read More

Join us for Winter Short Film Festival

The Marblehead Festival of Arts invites you to enjoy a great night out on us! Please join the MFoA to screen a terrific lineup of thought-provoking short films; vote on your favorite and join the audience discussion.

Stopping by the Studio: Elaine & Dianna Daly

In our new feature, named "Stopping by the Studio", we spotlight local artists of the North Shore. In this first piece, Peggy Farrell interviews Elaine Daly and her daughter Dianna.

2015 Logo Contest Winner Announced

40 + submissions, whittled to 10, judged to 3 and by popular vote, down to 1. Check out this story of the Logo Premiere Party, the designer of the 50th Festival Logo and a surprise visit of the Festival's first President.

Promoting the Arts Throughout the Year

Short Film Festival
Call For Entries!


The MFoA Short Film Festival Committee is now accepting entries for 2015. Submission deadline is Friday, April 17th.

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As we look back from 50, some of our friends share fond memories of festivals past.

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Volunteer for March Mailing

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Please consider joining us on  March 8h, to lend a hand with our annual Friends Mailing. Bring your friends! Many hands make light work and it’s always a fun occasion.

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Ways to Get Invovled and Support MFoA


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