The Falmouth ArtMarket, which takes place weekly during the summer at Falmouth Marina Park, features music by the Harper and The Minstrel from 2 to 4 PM on Thursday, July 8.
Open from 11 AM to 5 PM, the market offers fine arts and crafts, and, new this year, a book booth featuring local authors and visits from Falmouth Library’s Book Bike from 11 AM to noon.
The ArtMarket was founded in 2007 by the late Marty Tulloch, who as chair of the Falmouth Cultural Council, wanted to support local artists and musicians by giving them an affordable weekly venue to show and sell their artwork and to provide public performance space. Now, the ArtMarket is coordinated by Jane Parhiala, a fiber artist and author of the memoir, “Reckless at the Border.”
In addition to Ms. Parhiala, artists and craftspeople this season include Sandy Faxon, who creates colorful collages of sea life and whimsical watercolors of local scenes; Diane Precourt who designs and creates zafu cushions, Japanese sleeping pillows, yoga eye pillows and more; Judy La Cava who combines fine silver and sea glass, shells, and stones to create jewelry; Cheryl McSherry who makes all-natural ingredient soaps and greeting cards: Anju Rajani who makes functional pottery with bold design motifs; Richard Heath who crochets blankets in a wide variety of colors; and Carl Sheffer, a prize-winning photographer who specializes in travel photos.
Also, Seth Rainville, potter; Nancy Sawyer, original fish-related art; Martine Binder-Desbiens, papercraft; Lori Bauknecht, soaps, lip balms, and more; Dani Pyne, chunky knit pillows and blankets; Patrick Laughead, paintings; Betsy Goren, polymer clay items; William Brown, planters and macrame; Tricia Senior, embroidered hats; Bernie Rivard, window boxes; Sally Langlais, ornaments and jewelry; Dante Gandini, paintings; Mike Adams, wooden bowls; Shirley Hendriksen, sewing/embroidery; Joe Freedman, photography on canvas; Mark Epstein, books; and Marilyn Rowland, jewelry.
Upcoming entertainment includes Bill Black on July 15; Jerry Doherty on July 22; Country Flavored on July 29; Dawna Hammers on August 5; Kathleen Healy on August 12; the Resemblance on August 19; and Andrew Sexton on August 26.
The book booth features authors Christina Laurie on July 8; Mark Chester on July 15; Mwalim (Morgan James Peters) and Ayeshah on July 22; Christine Anderson on July 29; Jane Parhiala on August 5; Ann Grosz and Margaret Moncy on August 12; and Erin Fischell on August 19.