artisans' marketplace


come see our artisan creations

This year Artisans’ Marketplace will be held on:

 July 6th (Saturday)  10 AM to 5 PM

 July 7th  (Sunday) 10 AM to 4 PM  

Artisans Marketplace will be held on the grounds of historic Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St, home of the original painting of the Spirit of 76.  Artisans Marketplace hosts some of the finest local artists and artists from all over New England.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is pleased to present the 21st annual Artisans’ Marketplace. This juried arts and crafts show features top artists from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Examples of our artists’ distinctive offerings include Jewelry, Glass, Painting, Photography, Tapestries, Baskets, Found Object Arts, Up-cycled Art, Wearable Art and Pottery.

Every year Marblehead Arts Association artist members create something for sale at their booth at Artisans Marketplace. This year the MAA artists will be creating “Small Works”. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the MAA Scholarship fund for a Marblehead High School senior pursuing further education in the arts.

Returning Artist Kent Stetson

Kent creates artistic printed clutches and fashionable leather day bags. Kent travels the world selling his fun and creative handbags. We are so lucky to have him return to the Artisan Marketplace. Stetson does few shows a year, but chooses Marblehead because he has a wonderful following and loves being part of the Festival.

other talented artistry  Includes:


Sonja Grondstra  Sea Glass Jewelry

Kiki Taron Kinney  Metalsmith, Hand-made Sterling Jewelry

Roze Malone  Wire-wrapped Beach Glass and Pottery Shards

Nancy Wolinski - Nancy Marland Jewlery

Pottery and Ceramics

Dorothy Arthur - Dot’s Pots – Hand Thrown Ceramics

Helen Najarian - Hand Crafted Functional Pottery

Allison Glick - Allison Glick Ceramics

Clothes and Accessories

Casey Rae Coleman - Fine point pen and ink drawings transformed onto accessories

Sherry Divedi - Fashion for Empowerment

Sara Hull - Rocks & Salt

Bryan Ruocco - Handmade 18th Century Leather Canteens

Ellen Shiller - Dyed Cotton, Handmade Bags, baskets and more

Kent Stetson - Leather handbags

Fine Art and More

Dean DiMarzo - Fine Art

Bruce Iverson - Painting

Kevin Kelly - Woods of Hawaii Creative Turnings

Maura O’Connor - Illustrations

Caroline Sainis - Folk Art

Patricia O’Hare Williams - Fine Art and Graphiccs

Stephanie Verdun - Fine Art

Michael Updike - Slate and Stone

Joan Watson - Fine Art


Martha Everson - Photography

Kevin Brown - Photography

Glass Works

Liza Ableson - Stained Glass

Ellen Garvey - Blown Glass


Patti DiCarlo Baker - Old Town Nantucket Lightship Baskets

Home & Pet Accessories

Sandy Mclaughlin - Dog Leases, Collars, Harnesses and more

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