Last Updated: May 26, 2017
BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Location: Bridgewater State University
On "The Quad" at Boyden Hall
10:00AM-3:00PM (immediately after parade)
FESTIVAL LINE: (508) 443-4155*
*Please, this line is only for the Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival
ART :: CRAFTERS :: VENDORS :: KID'S FEST :: LIVE MUSIC :: AUTHOR/POETS/WRITERS :: REGISTRATION FORM
On July 4th, immediately following the parade, on the grounds of BSU, THE BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL puts on a festival which includes: art, live music with a focus on original music, dance, great food, children's events such as face painting, train rides, circle drumming, sand art and entertainment such as puppet shows and more. FOOD on the QUAD, come hungry to the festival and treat yourself to some fried dough, popcorn, snow cones, ice cream, pizza, pasty confections, soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed fruit juices. FOOD on SCHOOL Street, The FIRST PARISH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH at 50 School Street (across the street) traditionally sells food (best burgers in town), and hosts a book sale during the Arts & Music Festival.
MAP OF QUAD
Fun Faces With A Twist - Face painting & More - Balloon Twists - (Prices Vary)
Harry's Sand Art - Create your own Sand Art - (Prices Vary)
All Hands Drumming Circle - Join a Drumming Circle - FREE!
The Art Experience & Commercial Screen Print - Screen printing - FREE!
Wild Wood Creations, Roaming Puppet Show - FREE!
Animal Affair - Petting Zoo - FREE!
Roaming Railroad - Trackless Train Rides - $3.00
Hill Top Rocks - Rock Climbing Wall - $5.00
REGISTER FOR ART SHOW
Contest with cash prizes; day-long art display including paints, sketches, photography, pencils, charcoal, etc.
Artwork must be no larger than 36" x 36", wired and ready to hang. Pieces unable to be hung will be placed on (limited) table easels. Artist should remain with their work, you want to be present to speak to anyone interested in your work. All artists are welcome to enter the contest, there is no fee to enter. Please register your submissions early so we can ensure we have identification placards for your work ready for the day of the show. Prizes include cash/gift cards, plaque, ribbons.
LIVE MUSIC & DANCE ART PERFORMANCES
Matt Putnam, Singer/Songwriter
Arts For Youth, Music & Dance Performance
Overdue Blues Band, Blues Band
Nancy Hewitt & The Hot Toddies, Trio
The Basement Savers - Rock Band
Silver City Outlaws Band - Rock Band
WRITERS, POETS & SPOKEN WORD
WRITERS, POETS & SPOKEN WORD REGISTRATIONS
Writers and Poets and Spoken Word Artists can participate in events at the Authors tent this year. If you want to sell your books, comic books, chap books or other publications, please fill out the Registration Form (see link below). In the field describing your work/product indicate what you do. We will group all word artists together. If you are interested in doing a more formal presentation/talk/reading of your work, please indicate that when you register.
ARTISANS & CRAFTERS
CRAFTERS, ARTISANS, VENDORS REGISTRATION
Crafters, Artisans, Artists all demonstrating, showing and selling their wares. Many accept Cash, Credit, Debit. Many one of a kind creations.
Whether you want to browse or shop, there will be something surely to catch your interest.
BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL is a non-profit (*but not a charity) organization that organizes the annual festival on July 4th. We coordinate with the 4th of July Committee (who puts on the parade, carnival and fireworks. None of these events are paid for by the Town of Bridgewater. We partner with Bridgewater State University Conference & Events Center (special thanks to Lindsey McQuade and her crew!). Local businesses support our afternoon of events. We do not receive donations from individuals or the fireworks/parade committee (they need every penny they raise for their events).
We also would like to thank our local safety and law enforcement departments that support and encourage our program each year. Thank you to the Bridgewater Police Department, the Bridgewater Fire Department and Bridgewater State University Campus Police.
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