Arts Festival - 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017 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
  • A traditional hand drum exhibition performed by a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
  • Fine Art Crafters & Artisans, Indoors and Outdoors
  • Plein Air Painters, Portrait Artists, and Face Painting
  • Ceramics Studio Demonstrations
  • Our most popular Giant Steamroller Printmaking Demo at 12:30 PM
  • Live Music by Bright Moments Band, and Singer/Guitarist Garry Coole
  • Food by Peppercorns Café & Catering of Stoughton
  • Tour the Milton Art Museum and the George Georgacopoulos Family Honor Garden
  • Raffles, Children's Activities, 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!
    • 1st Place Winner: Virginia Holloway, Canton ARC
      Entry: A pair of wall hangings made from shreds and strips and fabric scraps.
    • Honorable Mention: James Lynch, Director of Marketing & Sarah Yunits, Administrative Assistant.
      Entry: A hanging recycled paper sculpture.
  • 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

We are pleased to announce Jessica O’Connell is the recipient of the $1,000.00 Arts Festival Merit Scholarship, sponsored for the second year in a row by the Wilder Companies, Boston MA.

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.

Our thanks to the Wilder Companies for their generosity and support in helping students realize their educational dreams.

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Arts Festival Program Book
Press Release

Open Juried Show Results
Student Juried Show Results
Event Photos

Please support the Annual Arts Festival.
Contributions and raffle donations are greatly needed and appreciated.
For further sponsorship information, please call 508-588-9100 x2603

Official Appeal Letter
Sponsor and Support Information

Special Thanks to the Massasoit Community College Foundation

Community Sponsors
Bank of Canton
Canton Art Association
Chiropractic Southeast, So. Easton
Randolph Savings Bank
Triad Advertising, Canton
The Wilder Companies, Boston

In-Kind Donations
Black & Blue Hockey
Mark-A-Lot, Holbrook: Steamroller
Old Colony YMCA Stoughton: Lawn-size Games
Plymouth 400: “Our”Story Exhibit

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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