Manchester Main Street’s (MMS) 3rd Annual Eel River Arts Festival is this weekend – September 12th – in the heart of downtown North Manchester. Saturday’s 10am-4pm Art Fair is free to the public, highlighting area artists’ work – Sue Scamihorn, Life Repurposed,Reiffhaus Studios, Carolina Forman, Recycled Fun 4 U, Shanghai Tai and many more! Come meet the artists and purchase unique pottery, jewelry, painting, mixed media and photography. There will be plenty of food and creative enrichment for all ages, so be sure to stop by.
Check out local artists as they create art – Restoration Services’ rug and furniture weaving, and Manchester Community Schools Art Teacher Annie Shilling’s pottery making demonstrations. And, enjoy live musical performances throughout the day. Kids activities include craft making, art workshops and face painting. Plus, new this year, a Pop-Up Photobooth. Visit the Michele Marie Photography tent to have your picture taken with a festive fall backdrop setting. Perfect for a little family memory, Facebook update or Holiday Cards!
The Eel River Arts Festival will be held in the scenic Eel River Gardens, located at the intersection of Main and Market Streets, against the backdrop of North Manchester’s historic downtown streetscape. The Eel River Gardens, overlooking the Eel River, is a town beautification project designed and maintained by the North Manchester Garden Club. And, a colorful new mural installation by the Manchester University Art Department to celebrate the Eel River is located along the South Market Street retaining wall.
CLICK HERE to view the Eel River Arts Festival’s music line-up and event activities, and to download a complete listing of the artists. And, preview the artists’ work on our Facebook page. For additional event information, visit MMS’ website or contact at 260-982-7644 email@example.com.
Manchester Main Street seeks to stimulate revitalization of downtown North Manchester through economic development and historic preservation.