“I look forward to this festival every year. I follow my customers to the cape, since that’s where they vacation in the summer. Most of clients are from metropolitan areas such as Boston and New York. In general the public is already educated to the fine quality of craft, and willing to purchase at a higher price point.”
“Best Studios has been a proud participant in this show for 30 years. We have found it to be one of the two finest, highest quality Arts & Crafts shows on the entire Cape during the summer. It has always been exciting to be accepted to the show as artists.”
“The Creative Arts Center puts together one of the best art shows of the kind. It is a gem of the area. The exhibitors are top notch and it is well run. Thank you.”
“My booth was very busy throughout the show with customers who were very engaged and positive. The setting of the grassy park was lovely. There was a wide variety of vendors with high quality work. “
“Creative Arts Center Festival in Chatham, MA drew a higher end crowd. My customers were seeking out original, Fine-Art and were prepared to purchase. Originals were more desired here than at several other fine art festivals I do across New England. Best festival on the Cape.”
“This is a well-organized show in a lovely setting. The staff are attentive and available. The quality of the art and craft is top notch.”
“The selection of art and fine crafts was very good. I was very appreciative of the support and organization for set up and breakdown as an exhibitor. Being my first year, I was pleased with the flow of visitors. Nice energy between the exhibitors which is always a plus.”
“If you’re looking to participate in a show that presents first class art, hand made crafts, and unique items to a loyal and enthusiastic crowd of customers in a beautiful setting, this is the show for you.”
“Staff and volunteers were very helpful! Other artists had high quality creative work and were sociable and kind people. Positive experience! “
“I love the Cape vibe of this fair! The level of craft is high, the visitors are friendly and eclectic, and I can't wait for next year!“
“The Festival of the Arts in Chatham is well-run; in a fantastic vacation destination; and scheduled in the heart of tourist season!“
“One of my best shows-for sure the best in MA.”
“It is a good show normally and I’ve done very well at this show.”
“Very professionally run show with high quality vendors! A great place to shop for unique items!”
“Excellent show. Great crowd of both tourists and locals who did not have any sticker-shock.”
“I would urge any potential exhibitor to seriously consider this nationally juried show. The level of quality is superior, testament to the jury.”
“A great show to do for sure! Each year buyers attend that are so nice and supportive of the arts.”
“A well organized, well attended, and well balanced show in a great location with savvy customers who are willing and able to spend on quality arts and crafts. I will apply again!”
“The 47th festival was my first year, surrounding vendors and staff could not be nicer, helpful, informative, etc... The food from the food trucks was healthy and delicious! Made some new friends that I look forward to seeing again next year or sooner.”
“My 5th year doing the Festival Of The Arts and once again it proves to be the best art show on the Cape! Quality of artists is excellent and the long tradition of this show keeps a steady crowd each year. Looking forward to participating again next year!”
“The Festival of the Arts draws a great summertime crowd, both locals and visitors. It is well organized and supported by many very skilled artisans. A must for any artisan!”
“I would recommend this festival to any vendor! The location of Chase Park in Chatham on the Cape doesn't get better than this in the summer! The staff is helpful and friendly. Your many vacationing and local customers are shuttled right to the fair!“
“I have chosen only 3 shows to do a year, and Festival of the Arts is one of them. The quality of the artist and the efficiency and consideration of the organizing team make this one of my best shows. The public has come to know Festival of the Arts as an event that offers hand crafted, well made items, and set aside the date yearly.”
“Great arts & crafts, wonderful venue, nice people and great food. The actual site of the festival was perfect, and adding a couple of days to the visit results in a memorable vacation.”
“High quality art and craft in a delightful setting.“
“The quality of the exhibitors is top-notch and the promoters and staff are very friendly and helpful.”
Thank you Chatham Cultural Council for a grant to help fund our kiln!
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”
Our partners make a valuable contribution to the smooth operations of our Center. Their contributions help to house our workshop instructors, help with the Festival of the Arts, children's tent, and shuttle buses, as well as six Faculty Demonstrations to collect food donations to benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod.
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*Snow Policy: If the Monomoy School District closes due to inclement weather, the Creative Arts Center will also close. If the Monomoy School District has a delay in the morning, the Center will open as normally scheduled.