August Sees New Edition of Berkshires Arts Festival Return to Butternut

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The 1st August Berkshires Arts Festival, held August 24, 25 and 26 at Ski Butternut on Route 23 in Great Barrington, Mass., will provide a stylish summer sendoff. A juried show of 125 American artists and artisans from across the USA, will feature works for sale in ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography.

Richard and Joanna Rothbard of American Art Marketing, directors of he event, have directed art fairs and craft shows for 30+ years.

The 1st August Berkshires Arts Festival, held August 24, 25 and 26 at Ski Butternut on Route 23 in Great Barrington, Mass., will provide a stylish summer sendoff. A juried show of 125 American artists and artisans from across the USA, will feature works for sale in ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. The festival will also include ongoing workshops, demonstrations, live music and children’s activities.

This inaugural event is a sequel to the well-established July Berkshires Arts Festival at Ski Butternut, offering a cool summer’s end grand finale to everyone who missed the July 4th show. This new addition to the Berkshires arts scene will introduce an entirely new group of artists to the Berkshires.

Richard and Joanna Rothbard of American Art Marketing, directors of the event, have directed art fairs and craft shows for 30+ years. They also produce the two annual art events in NYC and in Sarasota and founded the spring Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan [2002-2005]. The Rothbards own The American Craftsman Galleries, http://www.anamericancraftsman.com/, that showcase American art, sculpture and crafts in two Manhattan locations as well as in Massachusetts and Georgia.

The show will be held, rain or shine, under tents, outdoors, and in the air-conditioned lodge at Ski Butternut. Free parking is available. Food will be prepared by The Inn at Yellow Springs in Chester, Pa.

For more information, about the festival, including a full list of exhibitors and works for. sale, go to: august.berkshiresartsfestival.com or call 845.355.2400.
Hi-res images available upon request.

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Hours:
Friday August 24, 10am- 6pm
Saturday August 25, 10am - 6pm
Sunday August 26, 10am - 5pm

Where: Ski Butternut Route 23, Great Barrington, MA

Tickets: Adult: $9 Seniors: $8: Students: $5 Weekend Pass :$11 Children under 10: Free

Calendar Listing:
11th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival, August 24, 25, 26 at Ski Butternut, Rt. 23, Great Barrington, Mass. Juried show of 125 artists and artisans with works for sale in ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion, and photography. Festival includes musical performances, workshops, demonstrations, and children’s activities.

Hours: Fri., Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students; and free for kids under 10. A weekend pass for the three-day festival is available for $11. Free parking. 845-355-2400. august.berkshiresartsfestival.com

Media Contact: Joanna Rothbard
Phone: 845.661.8951
E-mail: joanna(at)americanartmarketing(dot)com

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