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Downtown Beverly hosts the 10th annual Arts Fest Beverly this Saturday

Posted by Ryan Mooney  June 11, 2012 11:15 AM

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The following was submitted by Heather Wosley of Beverly Main Streets:

Join us on Saturday, June 16, rain or shine, for the tenth anniversary of Arts Fest Beverly! Arts Fest is a free festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Cabot Street in downtown Beverly.

This year we have over 100 artists and crafters who will be selling their work, including your long time favorite artists and a variety of first-time artists. In addition to great music and performances, we have two exciting new events this year: a food court and free trolley rides.

The food court area includes gourmet food trucks and local food vendors, with treats such as tacos, hot dogs, lobster rolls, ice cream and more. Relax and enjoy your meal at the tables and chairs in the food court area. Restaurants on Cabot Street will also be open during the event.

Enjoy a free trolley ride from Arts Fest on Cabot Street to and from the Open Studios at Porter Mill on Rantoul Street, where local artists will have their studios open to showcase their art and answer your questions. During the trip, tour guides will be sharing cool facts and history about Beverly.

Arts Fest isn't just for adults. The Kid's Area has lots of free activities, such as sand art, face painting, stamping, bracelet making, coloring books and decorating T-shirts and flags to take home. A balloon artist will be making unique balloon creations.

Everyone can participate in the interactive sidewalk chalk art project or have fun in the free photo booth, where you can take home a souvenir photo. Our featured "Art on the Spot" activity will be free screen-printed tote bags.

Businesses on Cabot Street will remain open. Parking is available in the lots located behind businesses on either side of Cabot Street (look for the blue "P" signs). Parking in the lots is free during Arts Fest but other regulations are still enforced (i.e., meters on the street, loading zones, etc.)

Arts Fest Beverly is sponsored by Beverly Main Streets in collaboration with Endicott College Center for the Arts and Studios at Porter Mill. Our major sponsors include TD Bank, Endicott College, The Salem News, Beverly Rotary Club, Landmark School, People's United Bank and the Studios at Porter Mill. In addition, many other businesses and organizations have supported us with donations, in-kind donations and volunteers.

This event is free and open to the public. Check out our website for more information www.beverlymainstreets.org.

For more information or photos of Arts Fest Beverly, contact Heather Wolsey at hwolsey@beverlymainstreets.org or 978-922-8558.

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