Music and Arts booth

Photo by Frankie Colao-Pineyro

Autumn Music and Arts Festival cut short by inclement weather

Frankie Colao-Pineyro




On Saturday, October 6th, The Student Art Collective held their second annual Autumn Music and Arts Festival. The festival advertised 40+ local artists, fall foods, and live music. SAC is a Plymouth State University Organization whose primary goal is to make art accessible for all students. They do this through workshops, vending opportunities, fundraising events, as well as collaboration with other student groups.

One vendor, Jocelyn Paradis, has been attending these festivals since they arrived at Plymouth, selling originals, prints, stickers, and apparel. “The market here is definitely different than my hometown because it’s not like old people who are scared of boobs.” True to their word, one notable piece featured a female presenting mushroom with her breasts exposed. Their art centers greatly around nature, featuring images of mushrooms, plants, and various animals such as geese and bumblebees. 

Photo of Jocelyn Paradis, a vendor for SAC
Photo by Frankie Colao-Pineyero

The festival was also very enjoyable for students and non-students alike. Sean Hilton, a visitor from North Andover, Massachusetts was drawn to the festival by the loud music, but stayed for the art! “It looks pretty creative from here!”

SAC also invited alumni bands to perform at the festival including Castle Island, Rite of Passage, Girl Scout Cookies, and Out of Water. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather the music was cut short partway into Castle Island’s set. 

According to Kay Bailey, who stayed through the rain, “Art is cool! And festivals like these are always a jam.”