Monday, April 09, 2012

Wellfleet's Newest Festival Showcases Local Art

Bright yellow signs, like this one, have been popping up all over town to let people know next weekend is the first annual Wellfleet Blossoms. The festival, which will celebrate the town's vibrant artistic community, was imagined last fall by Selectman Paul Pilcher, Judith Stiles of Newcomb Hollow Shop, and Lisa Benson. The event came together in record time and will take place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The kick-off party at the Lighthouse starts at 5:30. Enjoy free appetizers while listening to the local band Trees. On Saturday, 38 young and/or emerging artists will show their work at Preservation Hall. A Gala Art Opening Reception will be held at 4. The schedule is quite full and amazing, so do check it out. Some restaurants will open early for the event, WHAT and the new Harbor Stage will participate. There will be poetry, readings of a new play, wine tasting. Payomet will participate with a 7 pm Sunday concert by the Eilen Jewell Band, at the Congregational Church. Wellfleet awakens from winter in a new way this year. Please make sure to check out the full schedule of activities, which includes a number of free workshops, several of which are already sold out! (If you need a place to stay, try Chez Sven's Seagull Cottage. We still have availability.)