14th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival presents ART ON THE SLOPES July 3,4,5 at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA

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200 Fine Artists & Designers, Live Music, Great Food, Daily Treasure Hunt, Do-Your-Own Silk Scarf Marbling and more make the 2015 Berkshires Arts Festival an unforgettable event for all ages!

The Berkshires Arts Festival attracts a diverse group of visitors who love art, music, food and culture.

It's going to be a fabulous ART event. It will also be a year of marvelous and fun surprises. The Berkshires Arts Festival is going to rock this summer for young and old, from the serious art buyer to the casual collector!

The 14th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival presents ART ON THE SLOPES July 3,4,5 at SKI BUTTERNUT in Great Barrington, MA. It’s a grand celebration of fine art and fine craft, a festival of live music and great food, and a scenic place to enjoy live demonstrations and fun activities for all ages, rain or shine.

It's going to be a fabulous ART event. It will also be a year of marvelous and fun surprises. The Berkshires Art Festival is going to rock this summer for young and old, from the serious art buyer to the casual collector!

200 JURY-SELECTED ARTISTS & DESIGNERS: The Berkshires Arts Festival features one of the most interesting ever-changing collections of fine art and fine craft with outstanding works from more than 200 artists and designers. Visitors will find jewelry, fiber, wood, clay, leather, glass, paintings and more that appeal to the individual art lover and to serious art collectors searching for the finest pieces.
LIVE MUSIC: The lively band LUCKY 5 will perform Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 3 pm with handcrafted, footstomping, hot swing and gypsy jazz!

LIVE 3-DAY DEMONSTRATIONS: Potter Dan Bellows will be working at his potter’s wheel all weekend. Artist Patricia DiSantis of Shibui Silks will demonstrate an Ancient Form of Water Marbling using color, texture and design. Visitors can watch and try the technique. “We sprinkle our paint on a water bath, the paints float and spread on the surface,” says Disanti, artist and co- owner of Patricia’s Favorite Things. “It’s a magical process.”

FUN ACTIVITIES: Kids will love Gordon Holey’s larger than life Puppet Brigade July 3, 4, 5 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. Everyone’s invited to hunt for dozens of Richard Rothbard’s Boxology boxes during our daily treasure hunt. (http://www.boxology.com)
EVENT HOURS: Friday, July 3, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, July 4, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, July 5, 10 am to 5 pm. ADMISSION: Adults: $13; Seniors 65+ with valid ID: $12; Students with valid ID: $6; Kids Under 10: Free; Weekend pass: $14. Cash only. Sorry no pets except service pets.

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