The annual Spring Arts Festival sponsored by the Needham Cultural Council and NeedArts members will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Needham Town Common.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to Powers Hall. Artists of all types from painters to jewelry designers and ceramic artists will be showing and selling their work. Local participants include Needham Open Studios and Needham Art Association.
The Needham Art association will be featuring a “paint-out” event, in which artists will be painting outdoors for viewers to watch. This paint-out event will culminate in a reception at 2:30 p.m. where the artists’ works in progress will be brought together outside Town Hall.
Musical and dance performances will take place throughout the day.
Schedule of performers:
- 10-10:30 a.m. Great Plain Squares (square dance exhibition)
- 10:30-10:50 a.m. Pollard/NHS Jazz Combo
- 11-11:20 a.m. David Boniuto and Brian Voelz Trumpet Duo (baroque, classical and blues)
- 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. West Newton Ceili Band (Irish music)
- 12:15-12:45 pm: Jerry Wasserman (Needham selectman), Bo Veaner, Bill Okerman and Faith and Dan play original songs
- 1-1:30 p.m. Needham Dance Theatre
- 1:45-2:30 p.m. Teen Plugged In Bands (Acoustic performances)
- 2:30-3 p.m. Melodius Funk Jazz