Bridgewater Arts and Music Festival at BSU annually on July 4th

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Last Updated: July 4, 2017

BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Location: Bridgewater State University
On "The Quad" at Boyden Hall
10:00AM-3:00PM (immediately after parade)
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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.

2017 PROGRAM OFFERINGS

MAP OF QUAD

CLICK HERE FOR PARADE & FIREWORKS WEBSITE

KID'S FESTIVAL

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


ART SHOW

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.

Art Contest Prizes


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

The 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.

We are pleased to announce some of our authors:

Joel R. Watkins, Author of Vietnam No Regrets


ARTISANS & CRAFTERS

CRAFTERS, ARTISANS, VENDORS REGISTRATION

Artisans and CraftersCrafters, 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. Many of our crafters and artists return annually, we appreciate their ongoing support. Please do browse the displays and booths across the quadrangle. You may be surprised by what you might find, enjoy!


THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

The BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL is a non-profit (*but not a charity) organization that organizes the annual festival on July 4th (and supports other small events).

  • We coordinate with the 4th of July Committee (who puts on the parade, carnival and fireworks). We do not take any funding from the 4th of July Committee (they need every penny for the parade and fireworks).
  • The Town of Bridgewater does not financially support our event.
  • Our largest and most consistent donor is Bridgewater State University, they donate the use of their facilities and we are grateful for their continuing support. We want to thank their University Events Office and Lindsey McQuade and, (starting in 2017) Kelly Abbott our new liason with the university.
  • Local businesses support our afternoon of events. We do not receive donations from individuals.
  • Bridgewater Police Department, the Bridgewater Fire Department and Bridgewater State University Campus Police.

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