Enjoy ArtWeek from the site of the famous colony. Throughout the week, museums, studios, and even breweries will be celebrating- stay in town and you’ll never be at a loss for something to do. Join the party downtown during first Saturday festivities or a public celebration of love and take in the cultural scene. The city will also be presenting a classical guitar concert at the historic Pilgrim Hall Museum. The music won’t stop there- make time for this year’s tribute to diverse American music styles with Mark T. Small. If those options aren’t quite your speed, relax instead with a blues trio paired with wine and cheese.
For some hands-on art experiences, look no further than these local crafting hotspots. Try soapstone carving and wire wrapping at the Art Shoppe or learn the process of screen printing at Inky Hands Studios. Plymouth Harbor Knits will host a workshop for amateur knitters at the art center. For a change of pace, try this introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong. You won’t want to leave without a souvenir. Take a cruise by two iconic lighthouses and capture them in your favorite medium. How about a custom coaster you’ll paint while sipping craft beer? If that speaks to you, you’ll love this drink & draw hosted by Inebri-art, a group that wants to keep you busy during the week. They’re also offering their annual art show, a live podcast, and an ongoing community art project.
Looking for events for the whole family? There’s no shortage of kid-friendly options. Young visitors can learn about making healthy choices at a photography showcase hosted by middle school students. Stop by the Plimoth Waterworks Building to meet its resident artists in their studios, including Barnicle and Husk author Mary Shields. The heroes of the Barnicle and Husk series will make several appearances over the course of ArtWeek, and the books will be featured at Plymouth 400’s Meet and Greet with Local Authors. Children will also love a read- and sing-along of The Secrets of Plymouth Rock, presented by both the author and composer and accompanied with a trip to the site of the Mayflower landing. Over at Plimoth Plantation, learn about the craftsmen of the past and create a miniature model bell.
There’s plenty of history to be unearthed in a town as old as this. Sketch a local landmark and enter it in the commemorative envelope contest. Visit the Jenney Museum and learn the significance of fiber arts to the area. Take in the interior design of the 1800’s at Hedge House. This ArtWeek, you won’t be disappointed when you search for creativity and inspiration in Plymouth!
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