Now in its eleventh year, the Pawtucket Arts Festival will begin this weekend with the much celebrated Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival. Other events for the weekend include an appraisal day for antiques, public movie screenings, walking tour of the Quality Hill neighborhood, a silent auction, classic car exhibit, and a play. Continuing until Sunday September 13, the Pawtucket Arts Festival website lists the entire schedule of events.
For the second year in a row, the City of Pawtucket asked Malcolm Grear Designers to design a limited edition print/poster in honor of the event. This year the painting by artist Penelope Manzella titled "Summer on the Blackstone" was featured. Last year's poster highlighted artist Gretchen Dow Simpson's painting titled "Hope." The prints, signed and numbered by the artists, were printed by IOLabs on archival fine art paper.