By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Westborough – Although it was rainy for several of this event’s early years, there wasn’t a cloud in sight Sept. 27 at the Bay State Green when the Westborough Cultural Council celebrated its sixth annual Arts in Common. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 23 acts presented music, dance, theater, comedy and poetry on two stages. Over 40 artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from local eateries.
New this year, the second stage was stationed outdoors in a tent with co-emcees Benny Hensley and Chris LaMountain, both juniors at Westborough High School (WHS). Returning as emcee on the bandstand was WBUR radio producer and reporter Lynn Jolicoeur, a 1987 WHS graduate who now lives in Shrewsbury.
WHS students assisted at the Kids Corner with pumpkin painting and glitter tattoos. A silent auction helped the Westborough Cultural Council continue to offer the region’s only free arts festival.
Once again supporting Arts in Common were its founding sponsors: Marlborough Savings Bank, Roche Brothers, Emseal, Amica Insurance, and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Irwin. Corporate sponsors were Barbara Cantwell of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., and Price Chopper.
For more information about the Westborough Cultural Council, visit westboroughculturalcouncil.org.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.