Sunday, May 25, 2008

Greater Port Jefferson Arts Festival Small, But Has Potential

Today we went to the 2008 Juried Arts Festival held by the Greater Port Jefferson & Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.

It was tiny--just about a block. There were a number of fine artists, all of whom were very open to conversation and some of whom had interesting pieces, but no one with whom I absolutely fell in love. There was also one jewelry artist I think is wonderful.

Port Jefferson used to hold this as an annual event and then it disappeared for years. So, despite a small start, the festival has huge potential to grow (assuming everyone can find a place to park).

Overall, the best show I've seen this spring in the Mid-Suffolk North Shore area, in terms of quality of crafts and the number of booths, has been the one at Deepwells Farms from Preferred Promotions. They have it again this July so I will be there.

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