June 16-18, Arts Festival Town Green, Cohasset. 781-383-2787. Fri. 1-7 p.m.,Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun.noon-5 p.m. $5 donation. 62nd annual festival organized by South Shore Art Center. June 16, 7 p.m., “Come Together for the Arts,” at the Art Center galleries, $40 non-members. Music by Aldous Collins Band, cash bar.

July 29-30, Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale Various studios in Westhampton, Worthington, Cummington. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 19 host and guest potters, among them Mark Shapiro, James Guggina, Sam Taylor, Romulus Craft, Julie Crosby, Constance Talbot; demonstrations. for participants, map.

At Society of Arts and Crafts 100 Pier 4, Suite 200, Boston. 617-266-1810. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs. until 9 p.m. Free. Through June 25, artist-in-residence Adrienne Sloan, fiber. Related program: June 15, 6-9 p.m., “Needling the Establishment.” Registration required for programs. June 29-Oct. 26, “Artists Awards,” work by Tanya Crane (jewelry, metalsmithing, fiber), Janice Jakielski (ceramics and fiber), Julie Morringello (wood lighting design).

At Gallery 224  Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston. 617-495-8680. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed July 2-3). Free. June 17-Aug. 19, “(It’s) All About the Atmosphere,” invitational exhibit of potters who fire their art in soda, salt, and/or wood kilns. June 17, 5-8 p.m., opening reception, gallery talk at 6 p.m., free.

At Lexington Society of Arts and Crafts Parsons Gallery, 130 Waltham St., Lexington. 781-862-9696. Tues.-Fri. and Sun. noon-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Through June 25, “Pins and Needles and Dragons,” work by members of Needle Arts Guild.

At Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak St., Brockton, Mass. 508-588-6000. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. until 9 p.m. $10, seniors $8 and students $5, under 12 free; Thurs. 5-9 p.m., free. June 24-Oct. 8, “Re/Collect,” with Amber Cowan; opening reception June 24,  2-5 p.m., gallery talk at 3 p.m.; included with admission. Through June 25, “Cary Wolinsky: Fiber of Life”; “Living Traditions,” handwork of Plymouth CRAFT. Through Oct. 1, “Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle,” installation by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker. Through Oct. 7, “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s-Eye Quilts,” international quilt exhibited organized by Muskegon Museum of Art. Through Nov. 12, “What Remains,” wooden quilt sculptures of Laura Petrovich-Cheney.


Through June 23, “Pushing the Limits” Craft Center Gallery, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen headquarters, 49 S. Main St., Concord. 603-224-3375. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 41 creations by 35 League crafts artists who work outside their comfort zones.

Aug. 5-13, Craftsmen’s Fair Mt. Sunapee Resort, Rte. 103, Newbury. 603-224-3375. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $12, seniors $10, under age 12 free. Work by 300 members in tents and indoor exhibits and sculpture garden, crafts demonstrations, music. Annual event for League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.ß


June 23-27, Vermont Quilt Festival Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. 802-872-0032. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission. Quilts, theme exhibits, demonstrations, vendors. 41st annual event.

Through July 2, “Vermont Glass Guild” Wilson Museum & Galleries at Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Dr., Manchester. 802-362-1405. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. Work by 25 glass artists, among them Jen Violette, Chris Sherwin, Melanie Leppla, and Josh Simpson. Opening reception: May 20, 4-6 p.m., free and open to the public.


July 8, Native American Festval and Basketmakers Market College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. 207-288-3519. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Annual event by Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. Sales of baskets by MIBA members; Native arts demonstrations and sales; music, food.

July 8, Salad Days Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, 19 Brick Hill Rd., Newcastle. 207-882-6075. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $35 includes salad lunch by local restaurants served on plate of your choice by resident artist Kurt Anderson; Invitational Pottery Sale with 15 clay artists.

July 28-30, Directions Show Atlantic Oceanside Event Center, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Fri. 5-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5, under 18 free. 60 crafts artists in 42nd annual show by Maine Crafts Guild.

July 27-29, Maine Quilts Anniversary Show Civic Center, Augusta. 207-216-7358. 9  a.m.-5 p.m. $10; $15 multi-day $15; ages 12 and under free. 500 quilts; workshops, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, raffle. Special programs: Champagne Preview Night: July 26, 7-9 p.m.; Dinner and lecture with Philippa Naylor: July 28.

Through July 28,  “Threads of History: A Contemporary Take ” Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham. 207-721-0678. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Art work and artifacts by 10 artists, among them Donald Talbot, Richard Lee, Arlene Morris, Jill Snyder Wallace.

Through Sept. 13, “New Work by Faculty” Messler Gallery Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St., Rockport. 207-594-5611. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


June 17-18, Summer Arts FestivalTown Green, 12 Main St., Essex. 860-767-0742. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Fine art and crafts artists. 2nd annual event sponsored by nonprofit Spectrum Art Gallery of Centerbrook.

July 14-16, Crafts Expo On the Green, Guilford. 203-453-5947. Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat.10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $12. 180 juried crafts artists. Also demonstrations, silent auction, live music, food vendors. 60th annual craft show sponsored by Guilford Art Center.

July 20, Open House Brookfield Craft Center, Whisconier Rd., Brookfield. 203-775-4526. 11:30-5 p.m. Free. Rededication of newly expanded forge at 11:30; demonstrations in jewelry, fiber, pottery, wood turning by faculty artists.

At Guilford Art Center  411 Church St, Guilford. 203-453-5947. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. Free admission. June 16-July 24, “Front of the House,” dining together in objects and photos. July 28-Aug. 11, “Friday Night Painters.”

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Potter Adero Willard participates in the “Invitational Pottery Sale” during “Salad Days” at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; at right, glass artist Jen Violette is part of “Vermont Glass Guild” exhibit at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

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Jewelry artist Lisa Jane Grant exhibits at South Shore Art Center’s Arts Festival in Cohasset, Mass. (June 16-18) and Craft Expo in Guilford, Conn. (July 14-16).

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