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Mission & Vision

The Marblehead Festival of Arts Inc. is a not-for-profit organization comprised of area residents who volunteer their time and services in a variety of capacities. The organization was established in the fall of 1962 to promote and foster artistic events and activities in the town of Marblehead by producing an annual Arts Festival. Today, the Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA) produces a summer Arts Festival, sponsors other events throughout the year, and contributes to the development of other local organizations and art projects.

The MFoA relies on donations to fund its operations. Individuals, families, and businesses may become Festival Sponsors by making a tax-deductible contribution. For additional information, see Donations.

The Festival is managed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the Members of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc. The Board operates more than forty committees involving several hundred volunteers who produce the summer Festival and other events during the year. If you'd like to contribute your time and talents, become a Festival volunteer.


The Marblehead Festival of Arts is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This community organization is funded solely on fundraising events and donations to sustain annual operations.

At the Marblehead Festival of Arts, our governance is guided by a set of bylaws, and the responsibility for overseeing our financial and policy affairs rests with our dedicated Board of Directors


The July Festival hosts a wide range of art exhibits, outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead Harbor, Film Festival, Street Festival, Children’s Festival, Artisans Marketplace, and many other cultural activities designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for the entire family.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is an important contributor to the arts in Marblehead and Essex County. The efforts of our volunteers make a positive impact on our communities every year:

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