Every year, Glastonbury’s picturesque Hubbard Green changes from a quiet oasis of shade trees and open space into a bustling marketplace for original fine art and handmade craft. As visitors walk along the shaded aisles, they find realistic and abstract art in oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, graphics, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture. The diverse selection of hand-made craft includes works in clay, metal, glass, fiber, wood, and jewelry. Each item of original art and hand-made craft would please the most discerning home décor or wardrobe.
The artists who participate in the “On the Green” Fine Art & Craft Show are selected for the top-notch caliber of their artistry. “The secret to the show’s long-term success is the high quality and extensive variety of art work exhibited for sale”, says show committee member Katherine Simmons. “Show visitors also know they will always find something to appeal to their artistic taste and budget.”
The “On the Green” show is the signature event of Glastonbury Arts, founded in 1962 under the name of the Glastonbury Art Guild, and is one of the largest events of the year drawing thousands of people from around the region to a weekend of browsing and buying. Exhibiting artists arrive in Glastonbury from all points of the compass, from Maine to Florida, eager to show and sell their most recent creations to an appreciative audience.
Behind the scenes, Glastonbury Arts volunteers carefully plan this annual event for the maximum comfort of both visitors and exhibiting artists. “The venue is inviting, admission and parking are free, a food court offers sustenance for the body, and art offers inspiration for the spirit – everything is designed to make this a ‘must’ on everyone’s weekend agenda”, says Carol Ahlschlager, Glastonbury Arts Co-President and volunteer.
Stop by our Members Tent at the show for an Art Show and Sale featuring Glastonbury Arts members and students in our Adult Art Classes. Enjoy “Art Speaks, Poetry Answers”, on Saturday, September 12 and live music on both days..
Hubbard Green is a quintessential New England town green located in Glastonbury’s historic district.
Show guidelines, how to apply for the show, and download the exhibitor application.
An art show from our Summer Camps for Kids Art – near the Historical Society and Food Court.
Glastonbury Arts members present an art exhibition in the On the Green Member Tent