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Visit the South Shore Art Center’s 67th annual Arts Festival

The Arts Festival returns to Cohasset Common on Father's Day weekend.

Thousands of folks visit the South Shore Arts Festival on Cohasset Common every summer. Keith Conforti of the South Shore Arts Festival

The South Shore Art Center celebrates its 67th annual Arts Festival this Father’s Day weekend on the Cohasset Common. Cohasset Common will buzz with craft vendors, live entertainment, and multiple juried art exhibitions from June 17-19. The event has previously attracted up to 14,000 visitors. 

The festival is returning after two years off and this year honors the memory of Dorothy Palmer, the internationally acclaimed artist and fashion designer who helped found the South Shore Art Center. Special attractions at this year’s festival include Tent Talks in the main tent, a KidsTent sponsored by Granite City Electric, rotating bands playing live music, and vendors selling jewelry, clothes, home goods, ceramics, and fine art.


The South Shore Art Center will host a gala on the evening of Thursday, June 16 featuring special guest  Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs, the Museum of Fine Arts’ current artist-in-residence. A visual artist since 1991, ProBlak is behind Boston’s “Breathe Life” mural series, and he co-founded the nonprofit Artists for Humanity. The Celtics honored ProBlak with their Hero Among Us award in 2020, and earlier this year Mayor Michelle Wu proclaimed Feb. 23 Rob Gibbs day.

The festival takes place on Cohasset’s historic town green on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation, and parking is available in Cohasset Village and South Shore Music Circus. 

For more information, visit ssac.org.

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