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. 

The 2020 Board of Directors:

Carol Moore, President

Anne Lyness, Treasurer
Rosanna Steinig, Secretary
Matt Friedman, First Vice President
Kiki Taron-Kinney, Second Vice President

Additional Directors:

Jo-Ann Murphy
Bill Smalley
Sheri Conte
Ilise Ratner
Kim Phelan
Leslie Mead
Kim Furnald

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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.