South Shore Arts Festival Returns June 17-19 To Cohasset

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South Shore Art Center’s annual Arts Festival is back in person on Cohasset Common on Father’s Day weekend, June 17 to 19.

The 67th festival kicks honors the memory and contributions of the late Dorothy Palmer who played a pivotal role in the founding and longevity of South Shore Art Center.

Cohasset’s historic town green will be transformed into a hub of arts activity with booths of craft vendors, a sound stage and a marquee housing multiple art exhibitions. The festival is open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation. Hours of operation are Friday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Parking will be available in Cohasset Village and satellite parking at South Shore Music Circus on Sohier Street (Friday and Sunday) and Deer Hill School (Saturday); a trolley will shuttle visitors from satellite parking to the Cohasset Common.

Painting at FestivalSouth Shore Art Center will hols a special gala evening on Thursday, June 16. “Breathe Life” celebrates the intersection between art and social justice as manifest in street art by featuring Rob “Problak” Gibbs, the artist behind some of Boston’s most iconic murals including the “Breathe Life” series commissioned by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Gibbs will talk about his creative journey as youth artist, mentor and co-founder for Artists For Humanity, his work as MFA’s Artist in Residence, and the genesis behind his “Breathe Life” murals.

Breathe Life 2 Rob ProBlak Gibbs scaledOther special attractions for Arts Festival 2022 include:

  • Juried Art Exhibition, Members’ Show and Tent Talks in the Main Tent;
  • KidsTent, sponsored by Granite City Electric, featuring a Young Artists’ Exhibition and interactive art-making activities;
  • Art village of juried craft exhibitor booths encircling the green with exquisite jewelry, home and garden products, hand-made clothing, ceramics, fine art and photography;
  • Music performances on the sound stage from big band to funk to rock-n-roll;
  • Installation of three exhibitions – Dorothy Palmer Solo Show, Faculty Showcase and Jess Hurley Scott faculty feature – in South Shore Art Center galleries.

For more information on the South Shore Art Center and its annual Arts Festival visit or call 781-383-2787.