Arts Alive, ArtsFalmouth’s annual arts festival, will be held June 17 to 19 with more than 30 performances under two tents on the Falmouth Library Lawn, 300 Main Street, and over 60 artisans and craftspeople offering their wares on Shore Street Extended and Peg Noonan Park.
The event, sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, opens at 5 PM tonight with a celebration and history of Juneteenth with Jeanne Morrison, of AmplifyPOC Cape Cod and the League of Women Voters, State Rep. David Vieira, and students from Falmouth High School, followed by the Falmouth Town Dance with The Paradise Rock Band. For a complete schedule of performances over the weekend, visit artsfalmouth.org.
There will be children’s activities, including face painting with Sunny Days Face Painting on Saturday afternoon in Peg Noonan Park, a Scavenger Hunt with prizes, an art activities table, lawn games, and Chalk Drawings by high school students supporting local businesses. Most of the vendors and several local businesses have contributed to the Arts Alive Raffle, which will have a huge array of items to take a chance on.
Artisan, nonprofit, and food vendor tents are open from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM on Sunday in three locations: Peg Noonan Park, the Falmouth Library Lawn, and Shore Street Extended.
There will be 19 vendors in Peg Noonan Park, with jewelry, pottery and mixed-media art well represented.
Lily Matthews of Creativity by Lily will have handmade jewelry and accessories, while Julie Williams-Tinkham of Spēks of Glass offers her own sea glass jewelry and décor items. At Unique Jewelry and Gifts, Helen Mancini will be selling a variety of jewelry, plus unusual plates with beaded serving pieces, ornaments, and beaded bookmarks.
Seth Rainville will offer his uniquely decorated pottery and a selection of photographs. Anju Rajani will be selling her functional pottery, and Richard Seaman will have hand-built whimsical pottery figurines of mermaids, sea creatures, birds, and more.
Puzzled Jay Productions offers a bit of everything: pottery, apparel, pins, vinyl decals, scented items, jewelry, costume masks, art prints, and wearable art. At A Horse of a Different Color, Karen Donahue has fiber sculpture toys, pillows, and more, specializing in horses, seahorses, unicorns, and Pegasus creations. Elaine Davis of Pleasantwood Cottage Creations makes coiled fabric baskets, tote bags, and cell phone bags.
Kathleen Bamber of Oscar Boxer Doggie Duds and Wellness sells pet products, including dog collars, bow ties and ties, bandanas, and carry bags, as well as essential oil blends and goat milk soaps. Cape Coop Farm Soaps will have an array of soap and spa products.
Jen Kano Photography sells prints, notecards, and her photography books. Donna Austin will have epoxy art on canvas, and Anastasiya Yakovleva, a painter and digital artist, will be offering stickers, paintings, and custom shirts.
BFF Kitchen will have dry rubs, spice mixes, finishing salts, and infused sugars.
College Light Opera Company (CLOC) will provide information on their summer season. People for Cats will sell T-shirts, tank tops, hats, mugs, bags, and socks to help raise funds for their efforts to find homes for cats, and the Woods Hole Film Festival will have information on their upcoming festival and related events.
Four more nonprofits will have tents on the Falmouth Library Lawn, providing information about their activities: Highfield Hall and Gardens, Neighborhood Falmouth, AmplifyPOC Cape Cod, and the League of Women Voters.
Over on Shore Street Extended, there will be 48 more vendors offering a variety of visual art, fiber art, jewelry, pottery, and home décor items.
ArtsFalmouth, Inc. will be selling sparkling water and soft drinks, fair trade items from Haiti and Africa, and offering raffle tickets for a huge display of raffle items. All proceeds will support Arts Alive expenses.
The Falmouth Chorale will offer information on their upcoming season.
Allison Richards Photography will offer fine art landscape photography of Cape Cod, including prints on aluminum and photo-jewelry. Christine Chepeleff of CChepeleff Photo Design, offers original, award-winning seascapes.
Colleen Corson will be selling her encaustic and acrylic paintings. Debra Grubbs offers her fine art oil paintings, and Justin Larocca Hansen offers his watercolors: landscapes, seascapes, and painting of nautical creatures.
Melissa Oliveira of Bzzyfingers makes fabric items, including zippered bags, covered notebooks, keychains, and baby items. At Joyful Glorious, Amy Riley offers large and small quilts, sun hats, quilted bags, resin rings, and prayer flags.
Mama Hen, Natasha Nolan, makes clothing and accessories by hand, while Leslie Preston of LadyIsle’s Artspace makes and sells African newspaper dolls.
At Nautical Creations, Erika Hamer, specializes in items made of rope and cord, including wreaths, pet toys, plant hangers, key fobs, and sailors’ bracelets. Donna Sutton at Ondine creates children’s sweaters, purses, and nautical creatures.
Jeannie MacMasters of Just Tickled will have girls’ hair bows, tutus, headbands, and bubble gum necklaces, while Shirley Hendrickson of Textile Creations will have clothes, tea towels, purses, and table runners that she has sewn and machine-embroidered.
Body Art and Bath Products
At Cape Cod Henna, JoAnn Whittemore offers henna body art, plus aroma therapy and bath products. Kaley Ledwidge, of Seapoint Trade, handcrafts bath essentials, including soaps, sugar scrubs, lotions, lip balms, deodorants, bath bombs, and CBD-infused products. Jillian Buck of Warm Delights Crafts, handcrafts candles from beeswax.
Laura Jane Bouton of LjBjewelry, hand fabricates sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry, statement rings, stacking bangles, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and personalized jewelry. Andrew Tuse of House of Stone and Metal works with beach stones, creating Viking rune-inspired pieces and leather accessories.
Judy Lacava, of Cape Cod Octopus’s Garden, creates silver and sea glass jewelry and painted horseshoe crabs. Carole Ellis of Carole’s Jewelry Design makes jewelry from quahog shells, sea glass, and resin.
Donna Andrews at Swing Lane Studio makes her own glass beads for her line of original artisan jewelry. She will be there Saturday only. Trish Kozub, of iDazz Custom Designs, will be offering her earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, on Sunday only.
Mercy Moon Reed of Lucia Moon Designs collects and carves shells, which she makes into jewelry, while at My Creations, Lee McNeaney makes watches and necklaces adorned with sterling silver and precious stones. Manuela Camelo of Wella’s Jewelry Box makes her own cork jewelry.
Scarabocchio Silversmiths Lynn Abravanel and Patty LeGrand create precious metal jewelry, and Storyteller Jewelry’s Raelinda Woad offers storybook jewelry and ornaments. Marilyn Rowland has fun and festive beach-inspired jewelry, while Emily Mann of Talamasqan Archive offers jewelry and pottery.
Amy Eldridge, of Eldridge Ceramics, will have hand-decorated functional pottery, while Sharon Gallagher, of 5X Ceramics, will have functional pottery embellished with her own drawings, often featuring Cape Cod wildlife. Denise Montoyo also makes pottery, including plates, platters, bowls, spoon rests, ornaments, coasters, and magnets.
Anne Oberteuffer of Pottery by AnnieO will be selling functional, decorative, and whimsical pottery, including colorful mugs and dishes, magical fairy houses, and unique pendants. At Gratitude Juice, Darcie Enea offers both pottery—mugs, pitchers, coffee pourovers, and bowls—and macrame items, including wall hangings and plant hangers.
John and Jennie Elias of Elias Studios make blown glass hummingbird feeders, tumblers, ornaments, and more. At Heavenly Light Crystal Creations, Sharon Keating offers crystal suncatchers and rearview mirror charms.
Martine Bindler-Desbiens, of Craft-Tine, offers handmade paper products: cards, gift boxes, and wreaths, while Flutterby Cape Cod, owned by Emily Hibberd, offers melted wine bottles, as well as oyster napkin rings, beaded serving ware, and wine stoppers.
Erin Pierce, of Islands by Erin, decorates wooden boards and ornaments with quahog shells in the shape of maps of Cape Cod and the Islands. Bernie Rivard, of Cottage Accents, makes boat-shaped window box planters and food servers.
At Pine Island Studio, William Brown creates cement planters in a variety of shapes and colors for small succulents and macrame hangers. Naomi Keeling of Shoreline Designs, creates framed seascapes, resin wall hangings and ornaments with local shells, sea glass, and sand.
At Petals and Seashells, Sally Langlais works with dried flowers in resin, making ornaments, jars, dishes, sun catchers, and more, while Rachel Anderson of Shining Sea Farm Falmouth, hand carves nautical designs: sharks, mermaids, whales, and more, for home and outdoors.
Food vendors include Mad Good Cookie, SeaScoops Ice Cream, and The Wild Game Sausage Man, all on Shore Street Ext.
There is much to see and do over the Arts Alive weekend. For more information and a complete schedule, visit artsfalmouth.org and click on Arts Alive 2022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts Alive is made possible by grants from the Mass Cultural Council, the Falmouth Cultural Council, the Woods Hole Foundation, and the Cape Cod Melody Tent, as well as donations from local businesses and individuals, and contributors to the Arts Alive Raffle.