Schindler Selected for Paradise City Arts Festival

Schindler Selected for Paradise City Arts Festival

Sharon Schindler of Sharon Schindler Photography was selected in a rigorous competition to participate in the award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival, March 18-20, 2016, at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA.

Schindler Selected for Paradise City Arts Festival

Thousands of images were reviewed last September, with just 175 artists from 23 states and Canada selected for this prestigious show.  The applicants’ work was judged on the basis of imagination, technical excellence, design and originality. Sharon Schindler is in very good company, since works by many of the exhibiting artists are featured in major collections, museums, and publications around the world.

Schindler Selected for Paradise City Arts Festival

For its 19th year, Paradise City presents a curated selection of outstanding North American craft makers and artists at Metro Boston’s most acclaimed show of fine and functional art. The Royal Plaza Trade Center, an intimate  exhibition hall in Boston’s western suburbs, is transformed each March into a dazzling collection of vibrant one-of-a-kind furniture, home furnishings, fashion, jewelry, paintings and sculpture.

The Boston Globe called Paradise City “An Art Lover’s Heaven.” Upon naming this event a Top 10 Art and Craft Fair in America AmericanStyle Magazine wrote, “Treats for the eye and the ear greet visitors at Paradise City Marlborough… this show allows artists to ‘think outside the box’ and presents work that you won’t find anywhere else.

Schindler Selected for Paradise City Arts Festival

The venue is easily accessible from all parts of New England and features acres of free parking and a shuttle bus to and from the parking lots for those carrying heavy packages. Delicious food, beverages and desserts are available at the event.

“American Beauty: from Landscape to Dreamscape” and more…

The seasonal themed exhibitions at the Paradise City Arts Festival Have inspired artists and intrigued patrons for many years. In “American Beauty: from Landscape to Dreamscape”, Paradise City artists and makers offer fresh interpretations of the landscapes that surround them. Using paint, clay, metal, glass, fiber and wood, they weave together a visual panorama of America’s great outdoor spaces.

Live jazz entertains attendees every day in the sunlit Sculpture Café, and wafts through the exhibition hall. Paradise City presents the JD Jazz Trio’s blazing bass, keyboards and drums on Friday afternoon. Paradise Jazz Trio plays New Orleans-style two and four-square pre-swing jazz on Saturday. The fabulous O-Tones get you dancing in the aisles to swing and Motown, with bass, guitar, drums and three-part harmony on Sunday. The Marlborough Public Schools Music Association offers a coat and package check at the door. All donations benefit instrumental, vocal and dance programs in the public schools.

Fast Facts
What:  Paradise City Arts Festival
175 juried artists from 23 states exhibiting original works in art glass, ceramics, painting, decorative fiber, fine furniture, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, large-scale sculpture, wearable art and wood. With live music, special exhibits and delightful dining.

The Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West (Route 20W), Marlborough, MA.

Just 5 minutes north of the intersection of Mass Pike (I-90) and I-495, Marlborough is only 30 minutes from downtown Boston, and an easy drive from NH, RI, CT, ME and points west.

From all points, take 495 to exit 24B (Route 20 West).  The Royal Plaza Trade Center is one mile on the right.

Friday, March 18: 10am-5pm
Saturday, March 19: 10am-6pm
Sunday, March 20: 11am-5pm

Admission: $13 adults; $12 over 65; $8 students; $16 Weekend Pass; children 12 and under admitted free; handicapped accessible; free color program with admission; acres of free parking!

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