Arts Festival - 2017

Sunday, May 21 at the Canton Campus

The mission of the Annual Massasoit Arts Festival is to connect with the communities surrounding the Canton campus, while raising support for the Arts Festival Merit Scholarship. Our primary objective is to increase awareness of the educational opportunities at Massasoit's Canton Campus, and increase enrollment in the Visual Arts Department. The goal is to provide a family-friendly cultural venue by including art exhibits for students and local artists, music, and performance art.

Some of this year’s highlights include:
• Local High Schools Exhibit, 4th floor art studios
• Massasoit Students Juried Show in the Akillian Gallery
• Open Juried Show in the exhibition tent
• “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History exhibit
• Fine Art Crafters & Artisans, Indoors and Outdoors
• Plein Air Painters, Portrait Artists, and Face Painting
• Ceramics Studio Demonstrations
• Our most popular Giant Steamroller Printmaking Demonstration at 12:30 PM
• Music, Food, Raffles, Children's Activities
• Milton Art Museum, Administrative Entrance Front Lobby
• Live Radio Broadcasts and more!

With a focus on repurposing, here are a few additional Arts Festival attractions you don’t want to miss!

  • Alex Eaves joins the Arts Festival, along with his transformed box truck. Alex and former HGTV tiny house builder Derek "Deek" Diedricksen have teamed up to turn a box truck into a mobile reuse education center and living space. View here.
  • Call for Up-cycled Art - Exclusive exhibit for Massasoit staff, faculty and students! Register here for free and a chance to win $100.00
  • Printmaking with a Pasta Machine View here.

"Our"Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History
As part of Massasoit Community College’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the College has partnered with Plymouth 400 to bring the “Our”Story traveling exhibit to the Canton campus as a featured attraction at the 8th Annual Arts Festival on Sunday, May 21st , 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Announcement | Press Release

The Arts Festival Merit Scholarship is awarded to a Massasoit visual arts student graduating with a 3.0 or above grade point average, transferring to an accredited institution in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Visual Arts.

Although the Annual Arts Festival did not take place last year, the Annual Arts Festival Merit Scholarship for $1,000.00 was awarded to Michael Coleman during the reception for the Students Juried Show held May 4, 2016. Michael is currently attending Lesley University in Boston.

The Wilder Companies, Boston MA, sponsored the 2016 Arts Festival Merit Scholarship, and is sponsor of the scholarship again this year. Our thanks to the Wilder Companies for their generosity and support in helping students realize their educational dreams.

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Open Juried Show

Please support
the Annual Arts Festival.

Contributions and raffle donations
are greatly needed and appreciated.
For further sponsorship information,
please contact 508-588-9100
x2603, or email to:

Official Appeal Letter
Sponsor and Support Information

Thank you on behalf
of Massasoit Community College

and the Massasoit Foundation

Community Sponsors
The Wilder Companies, Boston

Triad Advertising, Canton

The Alice L. Wall Fund

Speedball Art Products

In-Kind Donations
Mark-A-Lot, Holbrook: Steamroller

Plymouth 400: “Our”Story exhibit

Massasoit Community College Foundation
is a non-profit organization.
All contributions qualify as tax deductions
under appropriate tax laws,
EIN # 23-7100537

2015 Arts Festival Highlights