The public is invited this Saturday to the Quincy Art Center’s annual fall arts festival which will be held in conjunction with the Quincy Museum’s Folk Life Festival.  The Art Center’s Art Fest includes hands-on art projects and other enjoyable activities for adults and children on the lawn around the Art Center at 1515 Jersey Street (one block off Maine on 16th Street) and in the interior galleries and library.

The event runs from noon to 5 Saturday afternoon and is free to attend. Food and beverage will be available for sale during the event.

The whole family can enjoy free and low-cost hands-on activities & demonstrations by local artists, an art exhibit scavenger hunt, a collaborative mural, caricatures, throwing on the pottery wheel, and live figure drawing.  In addition, there will be art games, face painting, paint your own pottery, Raku pottery firing, tye-dyeing and family fun!

Lana Reed, the Director of the Quincy Art Center, stopped by to discuss more about the event this Saturday on the Y101 Morning Show with Jeff Dorsey and Sarah Deien.