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PolyArts Festival at the Common this Weekend

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PolyArts Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9, 10 am – 4 pm on the Hopkinton Town Common, rain or shine.

Hopkinton PolyArts is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $2,500 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Festivals and Projects Program.

This grant recognizes that PolyArts provides significant public value through its programs and services. Begun in 1974 by a group of local artisans, PolyArts has grown to an eagerly anticipated annual community celebration and the kick-off to fall in Hopkinton. PolyArts is a juried arts fair featuring more than 65 talented local and regional artisans. Dozens of local non-profits, town committees, and community groups are represented as well and offer a wonderful opportunity for residents to connect with new groups, programs, and services. In recent years, food trucks have added to the variety of cuisine available. Local musical artists perform all day to entertain the crowd. PolyArts is truly a celebration of the arts and the community. Funds raised through booth fees provide annual scholarships to Hopkinton students pursuing studies in the arts, and also fund local artistic projects such as Art on the Trail, the Clootie Tree, a ceramics room for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, and cameras for the HHS photography program.

Mass Cultural Council has a budget of $15.7 million, including an appropriation of nearly $1 million from the state of Massachusetts and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. The agency also runs the Mass Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment.

Mass Cultural Council funds reach every community in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences, to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the vitality of our communities and economy. Hopkinton PolyArts is also fortunate to be supported by, and
partner with, the Hopkinton Cultural Council.

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