Marlborough, Massachusetts — 175 master craft designers and fine artists were selected from among nearly 1000 applicants to participate in the 15th annual Paradise City Arts Festival, November 16, 17 & 18, at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. Innovation and diversity are key to this show’s appeal. A range of fine furniture, lighting, art glass, landscape-scale and pedestal-size sculpture, wall tapestries, ceramic dinnerware, wearable art, playful and elegant jewelry and remarkable paintings and photography.
From California to Colorado to every state in New England, Paradise City presents a selection of the most outstanding American craft designers and artists this November at Metro Boston’s most exciting show of fine and functional art. The Paradise City Arts Festivals in Marlborough and Northampton were the only East Coast shows voted into AmericanStyle Magazine’s “Top 10 Art and Craft Fairs in America” in 2012.
Coming in at #6, this is the first time on the illustrious list for Paradise City Marlborough. With hundreds of fairs nationwide in the running, Paradise City’s Founding Director Linda Post says, “We’re thrilled and honored by this recognition. What a fitting way to celebrate this show’s fifteenth anniversary season!”
Paradise City continues its celebrated series of themed exhibitions this November with “Spell It Out!”, a specially curated exhibition in the Sculpture Café. Participating artists explore the visual signs and symbols of communication in functional work, paintings and sculpture. Letters, numbers, poetry, graffiti, Morse Code and silly visual puns are all part of this fascinating exhibit.
Live jazz entertains attendees every day in the sunlit Sculpture Café, and adds to the lively ambiance in the exhibition hall. Paradise City presents the JD Jazz Trio’s blazing bass, keyboards and drums on Friday afternoon. The Green Street Trio makes their Paradise City debut on Saturday, featuring pianist, composer and dance accompanist Paul Arslanian, the founder of the Jazz Tap Ensemble. Arslanian is joined by noted bassist George Kaye and percussionist Jon Fisher. Jazz up your Sunday afternoon! Zack Danziger leads his trio ‘Time After Time’, which also includes Paul Lieberman on flute and Fernando Huergo on bass.
A coat check and gift wrap station at the door benefits the Marlborough Public Schools Music Association.
Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West, Route 20 West
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
30 minutes from downtown Boston
When: November 16, 17 & 18
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission (Get $2 Discount Coupon):
Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $8.
Weekend Pass $15;12 and under: free.
Free full color program with admission.
Just 5 minutes north of the intersection of the Mass Pike (I-90) and I-495, Marlborough is an easy drive from anywhere in the metro Boston region, NH, RI, CT, ME and points west.
From all points, take 495 to exit 24B (Route 20 West). The show is a mile ahead on the right.
To preview the show, get complete travel and show information and discount admission coupons: www.paradisecityarts.com.