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Art & Fun Abounds At EG Art Festival

Good weather, beautiful arts and crafts, delicious foods, and antic performances make for a great day Saturday.

The second half of East Greenwich's arts weekend extravaganza unfolded on Saturday, when more than 100 artists, food vendors and performers gathered on the campus of New England Tech under sunny skies for the EG Art Festival. The annual Summer's End concert was held on Friday.

The festival was put on by Festival Fete, a R.I.-based art festival production company. Jen Neuguth, of Festival Fete, said she was thrilled with the festival.

"The East Greenwich Art Festival was a huge success," she said Sunday. "The artists were all very pleased with the number of people that visited the show."

Neuguth said an estimated 10,000 people visited the Saturday event.

Originally, the festival was to be held in downtown East Greenwich, but logistics required a more room and easier parking and New England Tech stepped forward.

"The location worked to our benefit because we were essentially at the
crossroads of EG and all traffic coming in and out of town," said local festival liaison Lisa Sussman.

Organizers hope to make this a yearly event in the same way was Summer's End.

Judy September 05, 2011 at 03:34 PM
Great festival !! great food, next time I won't eat lunch first, and the crafts were out of this world, prices were not bad. Do it again next year in this location because of parking and the wide open space. 2 thumbs up!!
Lisa Sussman September 08, 2011 at 12:03 AM
Thank you! The first East Greenwich Art Festival was a great success, due in no small part to our local sponsors, namely, Aim High Academy and South County Hospital Healthcare System Medical & Wellness Center as well as Coastal Medical, DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd., Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., Rhode Island Medical Imaging and The Summer Arts and Festival Organization. We would also like to thank New England Tech for generously providing what proved to be the perfect location, Police Chief Coyle and his team for their invaluable input and assistance and Bill Sequino and his office for their support. We hope this will be the first of many more art events in our town! Thank you to everyone who came, who saw and who made a purchase!

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