The Goffstown Main Street Program’s Art Team is hosting its 4th Annual Uncommon Art on the Common Festival, Saturday, August 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival takes place along Main Street and in the program’s temporary gallery, Local Color, at 35 Main Street in Goffstown Village and features the work of local and regional artists.
This year, over thirty artists will be showing and selling their work in media including oils, pastels, watercolors, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber arts, beading, and sculpture. Many of the artists are from Goffstown and have created works reflecting the scenery and architecture of the area. Many of the artists will be creating new works throughout the day, and guests will have the chance to watch the creative process in action.
Each year the organizers have featured an activity for festival-goers to help create a work of art. This year, there will be a Kids Paint Out, a chance for young artists to pick up a paint brush and create a work of art on the spot. Last year’s paint out was well-received with many young guests enjoying the opportunity to paint outdoors.
The Goffstown Main Street Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic vitality of the historic commercial district. The program’s Art Team has produced numerous successful projects including their annual Art Show-off held each fall as well as the pop-up gallery Local Color.
The festival is open to the public free of charge, and is handicap accessible. The event goes on rain or shine, parking is available throughout the Downtown. For more information, visit www.goffstownmainstreet.org or call 497-9933.