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Read more about the Marblehead festival of arts


Our Mission is to promote and foster the arts in Marblehead and surrounding communities

Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history of producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a forum for artistic expression over its 50+ years of operation. The Festival operates throughout the year with seasonal events, fundraising and planning for our signature events over the July 4th holiday.

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


The Festival is managed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the corporate members of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.  

Carol Moore, President
Maura Flaherty, Treasurer
Rosanna Steing, Secretary
Matt Friedman, First Vice President
Kiki Taron Kinney, Second Vice President

Additional Board Directors are
Joanne Smith (Immediate Past President),
Jo-Ann Murphy
Anne Lyness
Michael Thompson
Bill Smalley
Sheri Conte
Kim Phelan

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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 fund its operations.

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