Arts in Common planning 10th anniversary

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Westborough – Arts in Common, sponsored by the Westborough Cultural Council, is energizing this year’s festival to bring together people from all over to experience and celebrate creativity in all forms – from visual arts, culinary arts, dance, music and more. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the locally funded event which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Bay State Commons.

Organizers said the “fresh modern look and mission represent a next generation of art festival with a high quality outdoor art show, music, creative and culinary experiences for all ages for a memorable day”. An attendance of over 2,000 people from all over the region is expected.

The application deadline for vendors is Thursday, Aug. 1.

Plans so far include Start Line Brewing from Hopkinton, various food trucks, and an outdoor art show from across New England including Ariel Kessler Mixed Media, Elsie Kaye Glassworks, iDazz, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap, Meg White Pottery and Wrightpix Photo Gifts to name a few.”

Worcester Jazz Orchestra, In The Nick of Time from North Hampton and 9Teen awarded best local band by Worcester Magazine round out the entertainment this year.

“We are thrilled to have such a strong lineup this year sure to entertain across all age groups,” said Michelle French, performer liaison and owner of David French Music.

Sponsors include: Amica, Aalanco, Ameriprise, Central One Federal Credit Union, Cornerstone Dental, David French Music, DCU, Dolan & Maloney, EL Harvey, EMSEAL, Hannah Kane Charitable Foundation, James N. Ball & Company, Jody and Lester Hensley, Joseph Ricardi Designs, JP’s Restaurant, Main Street Bank, Maureen and Ian Johnson, Natyamani School of Dance, Richard and 2 of 2 Diane Irwin and Roche Bros.

“Our area businesses are incredibly generous year after year and we can’t thank them enough,” said Maureen Johnson, co-Chair, Arts In Common and Westborough Cultural Council. “We are still in need of several sponsors. Each year, we do our best to recognize our sponsors and increase their exposure through this event. If you are interested in sponsoring, packages are available on our website.”

Johnson also noted that support from the community is not limited to monetary donations. The event relies heavily on the assistance of the Police and Fire departments, Town Manager, School Department, Buildings and Grounds and DPW, Health Department, and Finance Director.

Area businesses and residents are invited to join the Arts In Common Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to receive up-to-date information on the event and upcoming deadlines. All interested sponsors, advertisers, booth and food vendors can download applications from the website, www.artsincommon.net or contact Jennifer Silverberg, co-chair of Arts In Common at [email protected].