Artists' Exchange Hosts 10th Annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival

Artists' Exchange Hosts 10th Annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival

Eat, drink, and make art on the block! Artists' Exchange and Gateways to Change, Inc. invite all families, friends, and community to join the fun at the 10th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival. This year the festival will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 10am to 4pm along Rolfe Square, between Auburn and Clarence Street. The festival will feature live music and theater, artisans, art activities and contests, food, and much more. Also new this year, admission is free for everyone!

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on crafts, art contests, and raffles, including seasonal activities like pumpkin painting. The Street Art Contest encourages participants to transform a square of pavement into a two dimensional masterpiece. Attendees may also play original, fun, and "artsified" carnival style games such as "Fishing with Monet" or "Vinny Van G's Star Toss."

Live musical performances by bands and artists influenced by folk, rock, blues, and beyond will include returning artists The Your Rock School of Music Select Band, Mark Cutler and the Tiny String Band, and Cranston local, Chris McCormick. First time festival performers include the Artists' Exchange Rock Ensemble, Storm, Walter Fay, and Jamie Craighead. Rolfe Square's own Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio will also return to showcase the talents of their young performers.

This year the Kids Zone will feature a Bouncy House from Absolute Fun Party Rentals, Giant Jenga and Bowling, crafts from Cranston Public Library and much more!

The Beer & Wine Garden will feature beer from Narragansett Brewing Company, Sam Adams and more. Artisans will showcase a variety of items including, but not limited to, jewelry, clothing, paintings, pottery, and up-cycled and recycled items.

Art works created by 2017 Artists' Exchange Summer Art Camp participants will be on full display outdoors in a collaborative wall art mural and indoors as a series of collaborative projects in Artists' Exchange's main gallery. The Fall Class Catalog for classes in art, ceramic, and theater will be available for viewing. A 25% discount will be given on all fall class registrations processed during the event.

Get in the holiday spirit and sign up to be part of the magic of Artists' Exchange's upcoming annual production of A Christmas Carol! Audition and volunteer sign-ups will be available for anyone wanting to participate on/offstage. Tickets will also be available for purchase for the shows running December 7-23rd at Theatre 82.

The 10th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, September 17th along Rolfe Square, between Auburn and Clarence Street, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, call 401.490.9475 or visit

Artists' Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning, and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. Home to multiple art studios, a gallery, café, and secondary venue Theatre 82 & Character's Café; it offers year-round classes and summer camps in art, ceramics, theater, and music. Artists? Exchange is operated by Gateways to Change, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings.

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