By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
WESTBOROUGH – Arts enthusiasts enjoyed ideal autumn weather Oct. 2 for the Westborough Cultural Council’s 11th offering of Arts in Common at Bay State Commons. It was canceled last year due to pandemic restrictions.
Promoted as “a festival of all things creative,” the six-hour event showcased a variety of performance and visual artists.
Eric French of the David French Music Company emceed the live entertainment lineup. Acts included four bands performing an eclectic mix of music for all ages as well as a comedic juggler to entertain kids.
About 45 artists displayed and sold handmade items. Among free activities were caricature and henna creations, and a musical instrument petting zoo. Some vendors and food trucks represented culinary artists.
Festivalgoers viewed the Community Bottle Cap Mural, which was created by attendees of 2019’s Arts in Common. The mural is now a permanent attraction at Bay State Commons.
This fundraiser allows the Westborough Cultural Council to award annual grants. They awarded over $12,000 to 17 grant recipients for projects or events in 2020-‘21.
Event co-chairs are Maureen Johnson and Jenny Silverberg along with other committee members Michelle French, Holly Kenny and Tracy Spadafora.