Photo by Herb Goldberg
For most exhibits, artists who reside in, work in, or
are members of an art association in Essex County are invited to
enter their original works for consideration in the Marblehead Festival
of Arts. Each exhibit is juried by two or three
judges with expertise in their respective fields. The judges first
select works for showing during the Festival; and then
choose award recipients for Best of Show, Outstanding Work, and
Honorable Mention. Some exhibits also have special recognition awards.
Most of the art is for
sale. Purchasing a work benefits both the artist and the Festival,
which receives a commission on all sales. Prices are listed in the
printed Festival Program
, which is available at all exhibit locations.
For details on how to purchase a work, please see the Exhibit hosts.
Festival Events include Performing Arts, Film Festival, Model Boat Building, Kite Festival, Street Festival, Children's Festival, Artisans' Marketplace, and more.