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Paradise City Arts Festival Slated for May 23-25

NORTHAMPTON — The Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25.

Featuring fine craft, painting, and sculpture, the fair is lauded for its fresh, innovative approach. About 260 artists from every corner of the country will show off their newest work in ceramics, painting, decorative fiber, art glass, furniture, jewelry, metal, mixed media, photography, large-scale sculpture, wearable art, and woodworking.

Meanwhile, guests will enjoy cuisine by Northampton’s best chefs and catch live performances by nationally and regionally acclaimed musicians. Attendees can stroll through a flowering sculpture garden, visit special exhibits, and enjoy demonstrations and activities throughout the holiday weekend.

“Paradise City attracts artists whose work is both exceptional and unique,” said founding Director Linda Post. “When attendees visit the event for the first time, I can almost see their jaws drop. They expect a craft show, but this is so much more. It goes far beyond what you can imagine.”

The event takes place at 3 County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road, Northampton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. A three-day pass is $16. Parking is free.

For more information about the fair and its many events, call (800) 511-9725 or visit www.paradisecityarts.com.