Fine Arts Festival Weekend


A Weekend of Fine Art, Theater & Chamber Music

Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, 2015
Celebrating the Washington County Open Studio Tour, Hubbard Hall Summer Shakespeare, and Music from Salem

Three of the region's premier cultural organizations have come together to present a weekend full of fine art, theater and chamber music: July 17-19, 2015. Building on the success of Open Studio Tours, Hubbard Hall's free Shakespeare in the Garden, and Music from Salem's summer concerts, David Snider, Executive and Artistic Director of Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts & Education, saw an opportunity to showcase three regional gems in one extraordinary weekend. From Friday night until Sunday evening, this event provides a full weekend of arts indulgence for visitors from near and far.

"These three groups feature world class artists and art. We think wrapping these events together as a Festival of Fine Art will give visitors and residents alike an even greater opportunity to relish the amazing work being done right here in our own backyard." -- David Snider

Washington County Open Studio Tour
For only one weekend every two years, 16 artists of Open Studios of Washington County open their private studios to visitors from across the region on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19 from 10am to 6pm. The free, self-guided tour through beautiful southern Washington County features professional artists whose works hang in galleries, private collections and museums. Each guest plans his/her own adventure through the countryside discovering artists' studios tucked away in refurbished barns, contemporary buildings, and even on the 200-year-old farm where Grandma Moses began her career.  For more information on Open Studios please visit

Hubbard Hall Free Outdoor Summer Shakespeare in the Garden
Hubbard Hall's touring producton of Love's Labour's Lost will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at 7pm in the Cambridge Community Garden located on Washington Street. Admission is free to the public; donations are welcome. To reserve a picnic dinner from Roundhouse Bakery Cafe for $15 each, call 518-677-2495 by July 15.

"Experiencing Shakespeare in this gorgeous setting will be an extraordinary experience. Audiences can reserve a picnic dinner in advance, catered by Roundhouse Bakery Cafe, and revel in this wonderful evening amongst the flowers, gardens, and Shakespeare's wonderful words." -- David Snider

Music from Salem Special Concert
The Arts Festival Weekend includes a performance by the wildly popular Music from Salem on Sunday, July 19 at 4pm in historic Hubbard Hall. Music from Salem brings together professional musicians of international reputation to prepare and perform chamber music. This concert is one of three that Music from Salem presents each July and August, and is titled Clarinet Reveries and features Eric Thomas on clarinet. For more information on Music from Salem please visit

The Fine Arts Festival Weekend is a great chance for guests to experience these three artistic expressions and Washington County in its peak summer glory. It is a true joy to celebrate the great talent of the region and have guests experience each in such a personal way. Come one, come all to a very special weekend.

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