Dighton Arts Festival

Free Festival Parking and Shuttle at Manheim New England!

Parking is very limited at Araujo Farms and along Williams Street. There will be free festival parking at the Manheim New England Auto Auction at 123 Williams Street, Dighton - just off Route 44. Free shuttle buses will operate continuously throughout the festival to take visitors the short distance to and from the festival. Many thanks to Manheim New England for providing their parking lot again this year!

Registration is closed for the Tenth Annual Dighton Arts Festival!

The mission of the Dighton Arts Festival is to provide a place where local and regional artists and crafters can display and sell their work in a family-oriented environment that encourages artists and crafters of all ages and promotes interest in the arts in our community. The Dighton Lions Club sponsored festival is held annually on the 1st Sunday in November at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses in Dighton, Massachusetts.

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Festival

Tenth Annual Dighton Arts Festival | November 2nd

Nov 2 2013 - 10:00am
Nov 2 2013 - 4:00pm

July 17, 2014

The Tenth Annual Dighton Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses, 1522 Williams Street, Dighton. The festival is sponsored by the Dighton Lions Club.

Registration for exhibitor spaces is now open. Exhibit spaces have sold out by early October in recent years.

Fine artists and artisans will exhibit, demonstrate their art, and offer their work for sale. Paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, and wood carvings are among the many offerings expected at this year’s event. The festival will include wood-turning, blacksmithing, and corn-grinding demonstrations as well as an exhibit by the New England Antique Tractor and Truck Association.

The Festival Music Committee will continue its tradition of showcasing musical talent of many area young people including the Dighton-Rehoboth Marching Band. More information on performers and schedule will be posted on the festival web site (www.dightonart.org).

Bob Mullen, co-leader of the festival for the Dighton Lions Club, said “We are proud to offer this festival because it not only raises funds for the Lions Club charities but also it fosters an appreciation for the arts in our community, Children are an important part of our community so we have included activities that help to build an appreciation for the arts among children. And, as always, we are grateful to the Araujo family for opening their greenhouses and for their continuing support of the arts. We couldn’t do this without them.”

Carl Stonstrom, festival co-founder and co-leader, praised the Festival Planning Committee, Araujo Farms, and other volunteers for their commitment to the festival’s success. “An event of this size is successful because so many people contribute countless hours to making it work as an annual celebration of the arts in our town” said Stonstrom. He added that “the festival started in 2005 in the Lions Club Pavilion behind Dighton Town Hall and has grown both in the number or exhibitors and visitors each year since moving to the greenhouses at Araujo Farms”.

Children’s art will be featured in the Emerging Artists Gallery where festival visitors can view artwork submitted by local school children.

Wine tasting will be a returning festival feature this year in the afternoon.

General questions about the festival can be directed to Bob Mullen at 508-669-6469.


Posted On: Wed, 07/03/2013 - 9:21pm by President
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Exhibitors | Ninth Annual Dighton Arts Festival

Please note: The following is a list of exhibitors at the 2013 Dighton Arts Festival. This list will be updated later this summer with the 2014 exhibitors.

Affinity Arts/Make It Right! Peace T-Shirts | Oliver, Stephen | Bridgton, ME
Unique graphics that promote peace silk-screend onto high quality t-shirts, sweatshirts, and handmade bags

AmericanVinylGraphics.com | Pacheco, Paul | ,
We specialize in Vinyl lettering for vehicles: Custom built Signs, Promotional products, Camera ready artwork, Airbrush Spray Masks and more.

And Sew On…Flags | White, Shirley | Taunton, MA
Outdoor flags - decorative, seasonal; sport, and custom various sizes,

Anna Lowther | Lowther, Anna | Sandwich, MA
Woodburnings on driftwood

Artemis Jewelcraft | Lawrence, Cynthia | Rochester, MA
One-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry designs and accessories inspired by art and nature

Autumn Olive | Perry, Lisa | Riverside, RI
One-of-a-kind clothing for women from recycled materials

Baubles for Hope | DeSilva, Lisa | Taunton, MA
Handmade beaded jewelry with a charity section of cancer survivor, support our troops, and pride jewelry

Bead in her Bonnet | Elizardo, Liz | North Dighton, MA
Handmade beaded jewelry, ornaments, scarves

Bird Dance Design | Vogltance, Kelli | Rehoboth, MA
Nature paintings, glass (painted), painted slates, hand-poured soy candles, hand-crocheted and beaded jewelry, beaded bookmarks

Bruce Warren | Warren, Bruce | Marshfield, MA
Shell art - flowers, flower magnets, picture frames, wreaths

Chairs by Bob | Pearson, Robert | Taunton, MA
Vintage refinished chairs with either cane or rush seats

Classic Creations | Medeiros, Al & Trish | South Dartmouth, MA
Handcrafted and handpainted earrings & pins; magnet frames and bookmarks

Deanna Fijak | Fijak, Deanna | Little Compton, RI
Stuffed toy elephants

Deb's Designs | Paradis, Debi | Rehoboth, MA
Fleece hats, fleece quilts

Designs by Laura | Costa, Laura | Fall River, MA
Handmade jewelry, keyring charms, and beaded snowflake ornaments

Dighton Historical Society | Pacheco, Chris | Dighton, MA
Town maps, History of Dighton and other books, notecards, framed vinatge prints of knitting and crochet patterns, vintage buttons,knitted items by Elaine Varley, and a new print of a hand colored map by Helen Lane, former town historian

Divine Creations by Meagan | Thibeault, Meagan | Dighton, MA
Soy wax candles; hand-painted picture frames; small odds and ends crafts

Doreen McGuirk Ku | Ku, Doreen McGuirk | North Dighton, MA
Hand-made cell phone cases; hand-made Barbie dresses; handcrafted inspirational dolls

Dough-Belles | Shafer, Roberta | Taunton, Ma
Personalized salt-dough ornaments - family, individual, sport, pet, and baby ornaments

Dragonfly Handmade Soap | Schmidt, Robin | Acushnet, MA
Handmade soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs. Seasonal gift baskets containing these items.

D'Teals Designs | DeSilva, M Diane | Berkley, MA
Custom painted glassware, hand-knitted apparel, silk ribbin pins

Eat the Mommy | Morrow, Catherine | Rehoboth, MA
Handmade children's clothing and toys, pottery, quilts, greeting/holiday cards, fine art prints, woodworking

EmiLee | McNamara, Emily | Somerset, MA
Polymer rosebud earrings and jewelry

Forever Etched | Costa, Sharon | Lakeville, MA
Unique designs hand etched on glass items such as candle holders, Christmas ornaments, lanterns, mugs and wine glasses.

Forever Yours | Doyle, Sue | Somerset, MA
One of a kind beaded jewelry; sterling and fine silver

Gentle on my Skin Goat Milk Soaps | Kimball, Janet | Raynham, MA
All natural hand-made goat milk soap and skin care products; sory cnadles.

Handmade Soap, Salves & Balms | Lavasseur, Brenda | North Dartmouth, MA
Handmade soap, shaving soap, salves, balms, lip & cuticle, dog shampoo, salt & sugar scrubs

Holiday Crafters | Bradbury, Laura | Fall River, MA
Fall and winter decorative items mostly fabric-based: pumpkins, turkey, corn, snowmen, scarves, pins, ornaments

Hollandbead Creations | Holland, Carolyn | Attleboro, MA
Wire wrap bracelets with assorted charms and earrings

Howland Studio | Hill, Jennifer Howland | Arlington, MA
Handmade jewelry and original photographs.

Inklings | Brynildsen, Ken | Sandwich, MA
Photography

Jam Sweet | Brady, Jane-Ann | Attleboro, MA
Sugar-free jam, jelly, chutney, salsa, condiments

Jams Jewelry | Pacheco, Melissa | Fall River, MA
Hand-made one of a kind jewelry

Jarpwood + Sewn Creations | McGovern, Angie | East Taunton, MA
Painted wooden country items (seasonal) stars and hearts

Jdazins Corporation | Aguiar, James | Westport, MA
T-shirt designs and sales (custom). Photography and custom medium/original and custom photos

Jennifer's Handmade Soap | Hoffman, Jennifer Marie | Concord, MA
Handmade soaps, popsicle soaps, cupcake soaps, lip balms, body butters, sugar scrubs, gift sets

JennyLyn Jewelry | Lemieux, Carolyn | Dighton, MA
Handmade sterling silver and gold-plated jewelry

JKL Jewelry Designs | Kashgagian, Janiece | Halifax, MA
One-of-a-kind glass, pearl, crystal semi-precious and antique beaded jewelry; "harimar" stone, conch shell jewelry.

JL Ribbon Gear | Letourneau, Julie | Riverside, RI
Handmade ribbon accesssories, hair bows, key fobs, lamp shades, etc.

Just Beachy | Dufton, Sheryl | Mattapoisett, MA
Framed shells, sea glass, driftwood on a clear epoxy - "Just Beachie"

Karin Pittsley | Pittsley, Karin | Dighton, MA
Jewelry - beaded

Lantana Arts | Eisen, Judith | Providence, RI
Handmade jewelry and some small handcrafted items

Leap of Faith | Lafleur, Sally | Westport, MA
Sterling and beaded jewelry

Leatherwood's Craft | Leatherwood, James | Taunton, MA
Wood turnings demonstration. Wood turned bowls, boxes, pendants, and pens

Linda Handel and Kelly Carlson | Handel and Kelly Carlson, Linda | Providence, RI
Photo transfer art and tables. A variety of upcycled small gifts made from wood and fabric. Canine Christmas trees and retro Mason jar glassware

Little Folks Theater | Vargas, Glorimar | Dighton, MA
Children's theatre information and promotional merchandise

Little Lemon Boutique | Taormina, Rosa | Lowell, MA
Hair accessories for babies, kids and adults including headbands, clips, bows, barrettes, and hats

M&D Fine Jewelry | Rezendes, Hillary & Rick | Berkley, MA
Handmade fine sterling silver and 14 kt gold jewelry. Pieces are nature and nautical inspired.

Machalarts Watercolor Studio | Machala, Hollis | Rehoboth, MA
Original watercolor paintings including local vistas, still life, nature, and architecture

Maryel Jewelry Designs | Dutra, Maryellen | Dighton, MA
Homemade jewelry

Mermaid Tears Sea Glass | St. Laurent, Melissa | Portsmouth, RI
Our jewelry is made with genuine sea glass and photography from secret hideaways on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island. Our jewelry showcases a variety of natural sea glass colors combined with photography, unique charms, beads, natural and locally sourced ma

MJ Design Ventures | Sousa, Jean | North Attleboro, MA
Children's board book author

Peacock Handcrafted | Pavao, Vickie | Dighton, MA
Handmade jewelry

Peg's Place | Mullen, Peg | Dighton, MA
Cloth books, quilt items, bags/totes and more

Recycled Silver-wear | Atkinson, John | South Attleboro, MA
Repurposed jewelry from vintage silverware: bracelets, rings, earrings, etc.

Ron O'Connor Photography | O'Connor, Ron | North Dighton, MA
Photography using a wide variety of film cameras including vintage 4x5 press, medium format, and Polaroid instant cameras.

Sepialepus Illustrations | Wagner, Carrie | Providence, RI
Original artwork, illustrations, and other fun stuff

Soy of Life | Kelly, Sherry & Rich | Plymouth, MA
Homemade natural soy-based skin care line created by Sherry Kelly

Stone Street Tye-Dye | Simons, Rich | Walpole, MA
Tye-dye clothing and accessories inclduing long sleeve t-shitrs, onesies, girls dresses inclduing designs with guitars, peace sign, sharks, dogs, smile faces.

The Field Collection | Field, Susan | Berkley, MA
Sterling silver jewelry using hand-made beads

Unique Pottery | Silva, Sarah | Swansea, MA
Wheel thrown functional stoneware pottery

Upcycled Elements | Castro, Helen | West Warwick, RI
Upcycled old and discarded items into beautiful pieces of jewelry using old coins, antique typewriter keys, watch parts, old skeleton keys, game pieces, ephemera, etc.

Vintage Botanicals | Warren, Tracy | Marshfield, MA
Vintage Botanicals offers a natural alternative to skin care with products currently consisting of lotions, body scrubs, and soaps

WenDesigns | Bellavance, Wendy | Fall River, MA
Eco-friendly accessories/jewelry using recycled bottlecaps, keychains, necklaces,pins, earrings, etc.

Woodcockmade.com | Woodcock, Denise | North Dighton, MA
Soap. shampoo, lip gloss, balm, body spray, lotion


Posted On: Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:07am by President
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Community Organizations at 2011 Dighton Arts Festival

The following community organizations will be at the 2011 Dighton Arts Festival.

Berkley Historical Society

Bristol County Agricultural High School

Dighton Historical Society

Dighton Parent Teacher Organization

Dighton Tri-Centennial Committee

Dighton Public Library

Taunton Women's Club


Posted On: Thu, 10/06/2011 - 8:58pm by President
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Music | Eighth Annual Dighton Arts Festival

The Dighton Lions Club is pleased to announce its 2012 Dighton Arts Festival music schedule. The schedule will feature many talented young people from the area in keeping with the Dighton Lions Club commitment to encouraging an appreciation for the arts among local youth. The festival program (available at the festival) will include the schedule of performances.

Outside on the Lawn

10:30 Dighton-Rehoboth Marching Band
11:20 Star Spangled Banner- colors presented by Sea Cadets Honor Guard
11:30 Dighton Elementary School Chorus

Inside on the Stage in Greenhouse #5

12:00 Dighton Middle School Flute Ensemble
12:15 Alyssa Rego
12:30 Drumline
12:45 Rebekah Philip
1:00 Warren Pettey
1:15 Julie Araujo
1:30 The Foss Family
2:00 The Strangers

Musical Program ends at 4pm.


Posted On: Sat, 10/01/2011 - 9:01pm by President
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Exhibitors | Seventh Annual Dighton Arts Festival - 2011

2012 List of Exhibitors Coming Soon!

Here is a list of exhibitors at the 2011 Dighton Arts Festival

Almeida, Matthew | MJA Designs | Nashua
Hand-bound leather journals, sculpted leather masquerade masks, and other leatehr accessories

Anuszczyk, Donna | New England Nature | Dighton
Local nature photography, greeting cards, Blessing Boxes, photo poetry plaques

Bilodeau, Dennis | Bilodeau's Furniture | North Dighton
Furniture

Birmingham, Gail | Katama Jewels | Somerset
Handmade modern jewelry inspired by the sea; necklaces, bracelets, earrings for everyday occasions and weddings

Brynildsen, Ken
Photography

Cabral, Joseph | J&M Photos | Fall River
Matted photos of still life and nature from different parts of the country

Cifala, Betty | Jewelry by B | North Dighton
Custom one-of-a-kind sterling silver and semi-precious stones

Conti-Stebenne, Rosalie | Odd + Ends | Taunton
Photography

Costa, Laura | Designs by Laura | Fall River
Handmade jewelry, keyring charms, and beaded snowflake ornaments

DeSilva, M Diane | D'Teals Designs | Berkley
Custom painted glassware, hand-knitted apparel, silk ribbon pins

Doyle, Sue | Forever Yours | Somerset
One of a kind beaded jewelry; sterling and fine silver

Eaton, Jill | Designs by Jill | North Dighton
Jewelry, pocket books and crafts

Elizardo, Liz | EB Designs | North Dighton
Handcrafted jewelry - sterling silver, swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones; hand-painted wooden signs; crocheted scarfs and hats

Enos, Kimberly | KTD Design | North Dighton
Casual to dressy natural genstone and pearl jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and earrings) made by using wire-wrapping and leather

Epstein, Lindsey | Lindsey Epstein Pottery | Dighton
Functional pottery, ceramic animal sculptures

Fazio, Rhonda | Dyer Maker | Dighton
Natural dyed silk wraps, thread, ink & pen sets.

Fernandes, Penny | Jewels and Gems by Penny | Raynham
Handmade jewelry using glass beads, natural stones, and semi-precious stones

Field, Susan | The Field Collection | Berkley
Sterling silver chainmaille necklaces, bracelets and earrings

Fletcher, Lisa | Lacharmour | North Dighton
Felted animals, polymer clay creatures, knitted fingerless gloves

Furtado, Dawn | The Beekeeper’s Daughter | East Taunton
Pure local honey

Kearns, Nancy | Haydens Boutique | North Attleboro
Children's clothes and accessories; hats, headbands, etc.

Klein, Linda | Berkley
Fall centerpieces and wreaths; Christmas centerpieces and wreaths

Lafleur, Sally | Leap of Faith | Westport
Sterling and beaded jewelry; beaded ornaments

Lavasseur, Brenda | North Dartmouth
Handmade soap, shaving soap, salves, balms, lip & cuticle, dog shampoo, salt & sugar scrubs

LeBlanc, Gwen | Veruka Dolls | Taunton
Hand-sewn dolls made from vintage and reclaimed fabrics - embellished with vintage trinkets

Lemieux, Carolyn | Jenny Lyn’s Jewelry | Dighton
Handmade sterling silver and gold-plated jewelry

Letourneau, Julie | JL Ribbon Gear | Riverside
Handmade ribbon accesssories, hair bows, key fobs, lamp shades, etc.

Lowther, Anna | Still Life in Oils | Sandwich
Woodburnings on drifftwood and photography

MacDonald, Glorimar | Little Folks Theater | Dighton
Community theater

Macomber, Ben | Attleboro
Traditional watercolor paintings; landscapes, seascapes, florals, etc.

McGuirk, Doreen | Tatum Lee | North Dighton
Jewelry - bracelets created from rocks, minerals, shells, and crystals

McKeon, Collette | Dighton Tri-Centennial Committee | Dighton
2012 historical calendars, tri-centennial ornaments, tri-centennial t-shirts

Medeiros, Al & Trish | Classic Creations | South Dartmouth
Handcrafted and handpainted earrings & pins; magnet frames and bookmarks

Morgado, Rosa | Taunton
Jewelry, scarfs, flowers, arrangements, etc.

Mullen, Peg | Peg's Place | Dighton
Cloth Books, quilt items, bags/totes and more

Mullen, Cynthia | Somerset
Hand knitted children's sweaters and puppet mittens

Mullin, Kyla | KM Designs | Swansea
Handmade beaded jewelry

Nolan, Yvonne | Swansea
Watercolor painting; hair feathers by Haircuttery of Somerset

O'Connor, Ron and Joe Coehlo | Mill Town Memories | North Dighton
Early 20th century photographs of Mount Hope Finishing Company/North Dighton from glass plate negatives

O'Connor, Ron | 20/20 Vision: Cameras abd Film | North Dighton
Exhibit of photographs taken with twenty film cameras and twenty brands/kinds of film

Orsini, Marianne | Kreeters.com | Assonet
Kreeter mechandise: shirts, greeting cards, jewelry, and nick-nacks; also non-Kreeter jewelry (handmade, sterling silver)

Pacheco, Melissa | Fall River
Hand-made one of a kind jewelry

Paradis, Debi | Deb's Designs | Rehoboth
Fleece hats, fleece quilits

Pearson, Robert | Chairs by Bob | Taunton
Chairs with new cane and finish

Prescott, Frank | Annie's Artifax | Somerset
Jewelry and gift items made of polymer clay

Schmidt, Robin | Dragonfly Handmade Soap | Acushnet
Handmade soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs and gift baskets containing these items

Shafer, Roberta | Dough-Belles | Taunton
Personalized Salt-dough ornaments - family, individual, sport, pet, and baby ornaments

Sousa, Jean | MJ Design Ventures | North Attleboro
Children's board book author

Venturini, Denise | Shack in the Back Antiques | Dighton
Early Christmas ornaments, vintage pottery, books, boxes, pictures, flax wheel, celluloid rattles, quilts, depression glass

White, Shirley | Taunton
Outdoor flags: decorative, seasonal; sport, and custom various sizes,

Wilusz, Mary | Claus Creations | Dighton
Hand-painted Old World Santas

Woodcock, Denise | Woodcockmade.com | North Dighton
Soap. shampoo, lip gloss, balm, body spray, lotion


Posted On: Sat, 10/01/2011 - 8:52pm by President
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