The Falmouth ArtMarket features over two dozen artisans and music by singer/songwriter Kathleen Healy on Thursday, June 30, at Falmouth Marina Park, 180 Scranton Avenue. The ArtMarket runs
every Thursday through September 1, offering fine arts and crafts from 11 to 5 PM, a Book
Booth featuring local authors from 11 AM to 2 PM, visits from Falmouth Library’s Book Bike
from 11 AM to 12 PM, and musical entertainment from 2 to 4 PM.
Kathleen Healy writes music from the heart. She draws from her experience of living and raising a family on the Cape for many of her songs. She finds the river and the beach to be “excellent metaphors for the changing nature of life.”
Healy recently released her second studio album, “Embracing the Journey,” a collection of original songs about “this journey we are all travelling, the highs and lows I’ve weathered along the way, and the incredible people I am blessed to have encountered.”
Other musicians performing this summer include The Familiars of Cape Cod on July 7, The Harper and the Minstrel on July 14, Kim Moberg and Heather Swanson on July 21, Country Flavored on July 28, Dawna Hammers on August 4, Black Whyda on August 11, The Resemblance on August 18, Denya LeVine on August 25, and Mwalim (Morgan James Peters) on September 1. Attendees are encouraged to bring a
chair or blanket to sit on.
Artists include Mike Adams of Brown Bowl Company, who makes wooden bowls; Shavonna
Bent, polymer jewelry; Martine Binder-Desbiens of Craft-Tine, papercraft; Betsy Black, silk-
screened apparel; William Brown of Pine Island Studio, planters and macrame; David
Cooperrider of the Dune Shack, carved wooden sea creatures; Sandra Faxon of Local Colors
Gallery, giclée prints and watercolors; Joe Freeman of Falmouth on Canvas, Falmouth
photographs; and Betsy Goren of Betsy’s Heart, jewelry and home décor items.
Also at the ArtMarket are Richard Heath of Grampsgrannystitch, who crochets blankets; Shirley
Hendriksen, who machine embroiders items that she sews; Beth Hennessey and Rosanna
Musselman of Cape Cod Silver Girls, sterling silver jewelry; Louisa Hopewood, knitted animals;
Judy La Cava of Cape Cod Octopus’s Garden, jewelry; Kaley Ledwidge of Seapoint Trade, natural
body products; Patrick Laughead, paintings; Lily Matthews of Creativity by Lily, jewelry and
accessories; Annie Oberteuffer, of Pottery and More by AnnieO, pottery; Jane Parhiala, fiber
art; Carlos Ponce, paintings; Dani Pyne of Dani. The Brand, knit pillows and blankets; Tina Newcomb of Reiki Moon Gifts, pottery and cutting boards; Nancy Sawyer of Goin’ Fishin,’ original art and T-shirts; Carl Sheffer, fine art photographs; Seth Rainville, pottery; Anju Rajani, pottery; Marilyn Rowland, jewelry; and Abby Volkmann of Beads and Bits by Abby, jewelry and related items.
Featured authors are J.J. Cunis, author of “Itchiwan” on July 7; Mark Epstein, “They Call Me
Pathfinder,” on July 14; Ben Carnevale, “Nobska,” on July 21; Christina Laurie, “The Lobsters
Night Before Christmas,” on July 28; Jane Parhiala, “Reckless at the Border,” on August 4;
Sandra Faxon, “Oh! Did You Know That…,” on August 11; Don Wilding, “Shipwrecks of Cape
Cod,” on August 18; and Robert Reece, “Strong Medicine,” on August 25.
“The ArtMarket is not only a fun event for residents and visitors alike,” said Jane Parhiala, one
of the organizers of the ArtMarket. “It benefits the artisans, musicians, and authors, and it also
helps support the Falmouth Cultural Council.”
“The Falmouth Cultural Council receives funds from the Mass Cultural Council, which it
distributes to applicants to support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive
sciences,” said Marilyn Rowland, chair of the Cultural Council and an ArtMarket organizer and
participant, “but the funds are insufficient to meet the needs of all the worthy applications. The
additional funds raised by the ArtMarket help supplement the state funds, allowing the council
to fund more local projects.”
For more information, visit FalmouthArtMarket.com.