Monday, April 09, 2012
The theme of this three day festival is "Wellfleet comes alive in spring time" and is a great way to kick-off the season. It starts with a cocktail party at the Lighthouse Restaurant on Friday, starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring the local band “The Trees”. There will be free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
The must-do event of the weekend is a fantastic Exhibit of Visual Arts at Preservation Hall including everything from oil painting to sculpture to jewelry, all created by local artists. The Exhibit's Gala Opening Reception is on Saturday at 4 p.m. There will be a special gallery tour featuring many of Wellfleet’s wonderful galleries who are throwing open their doors early to offer their own unique receptions and events.
Preservation Hall and other local venues will also be humming all weekend long with a variety of workshops involving the arts. Unique to this festival will be a free workshop on “How to become a non-starving artist” with advice and practical guidance from practitioners, small business advisers and potential financial supporters.