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Coolidge Corner Arts Festival Returns Tomorrow

Event will coincide with first annual Brookline Porchfest

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Searching for a new painting, sculpture, or piece of jewelry? Check out the 38th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival tomorrow, Saturday, June 4, on the grounds of Brookline’s Devotion Elementary School and take in the work of more than 75 local and nationally recognized artists.

The free event features work by Boston-based photographer Susan Mara Bregman, from Red Nickel, New England jewelry designer Danielle Vaillancourt, from DaVine Jewelry, and local painter Cynthia Chapman, to name a few.

Each year the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival committee awards the Susan Lichter Jury Prize to an artist whose work exemplifies the highest level of art and craft and embodies the spirit of the festival’s former committee member. The winner of this year’s prize is local ceramist Elizabeth Benotti.

In addition to a diverse selection of art, the festival includes several food trucks courtesy of the Boston Food Truck Alliance and a wine and beer garden sponsored by Hive, a mobile full-service bar and lounge.

Local DJ Magic Mark will perform from noon to 6 p.m. This year’s arts festival coincides with the debut of the first annual Brookline Porchfest. More than 50 musicians will perform jazz, folk, blues, classical, indie, and other music genres from noon to 6 p.m. on porches all around Brookline. As part of Porchfest, members of the Brookline Music School’s jazz and rock ensembles will perform at the Arts Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Note: In the event of rain, the Brookline Porchfest will be Saturday, June 11.

The 38th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Devotion School, 345 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline. Take an MBTA Green Line C trolley to Coolidge Corner. Parking is limited. This event is free and open to the public. Find a full list and map of the festival’s booths here

The first annual Brookline Porchfest is tomorrow, June 4, from noon to 6 p.m. Find a full list, schedule, and map of performances being held on porches around Brookline here

Jennifer Bates can be reached at jennb7@bu.edu.

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