Arts Festival


Share the Art 2016 800x400The River South Arts Festival is about sharing the HEART through ART.

2016 Share the Art! 2nd Annual River South Center Arts Festival
1150 Hancock St, Lower Level, Quincy MA 02169
Saturday, August 20th, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Enjoy live musical performances, local and (not so local) arts and crafts, which will be available for sale! Fun and interactive activities for the little ones as well. Light refreshments available.

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PARKING: There is off-street parking available on Whitney Rd, Hancock St, Russell Park, and Adams St. If you are parking in the lot immediately behind the building, please park in the perimeter spaces as the middle spots are reserved for Santander Bank during their business hours.

***If you are an artist or artisan and would like to showcase your talent at the festival, please submit a sample (format: Vimeo and YouTube links, PDFs, JPEGs) to

Highlights from August 2015! (For HD, click here.)

2016 Performing Artists

Albino MbieAlbino Mbie is an award-winning musician from Mozambique. He has a unique Afro-pop/Afro-jazz sound that blends his own Mozambican voice, language, dance, music and culture with world music. In 2013, Mbie released his debut album, Mozambican Dance, for which he won the Ngoma Moçambique award, as “revelation” artist. That year, he also won first place in an international song writing competition. In 2014, Radio France International nominated him as one of  the best upcoming African artist. Recently, Mbie performed for President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, in New York. You can visit him on Facebook.

CharlesVermette_HeadShotChuck Vermette’s music simply can’t be categorized within narrow confines of commercial genres.  It combines 60’s Folk Rock and Dylanesque lyrics with intricate melodies and arrangements born of his formal training in voice, guitar and orchestration. Add a touch of social commentary and self-deprecating humor, and you have a musical experience that’s both entertaining and evocative.


Chris Pahud si-082915-015 (3)Chris Pahud (Swiss-American…pronunciation is ‘PAY-hood’, like you ‘PLAY-good’) is a bass baritone singer and a guitar player who is mainly influenced by the likes of Garnet and Stan Rogers, Fred Neil, Tom Russell, David Olney, Townes Van Zandt, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian and Sylvia.  He lives in Quincy and plays regularity in the local Boston area.


Paper CitizenPaper Citizen is a Boston-based, indie-rock band that illuminates small rooms with warm harmonies, organic rhythms, and twinkling Christmas lights. Their first single releases on August 1st. Like them at:



Roberto & KathrynRoberto & Kathryn is an exciting vocal jazz/guitar duo most often compared to Tuck & Patti, featuring Kathryn Howell, Lead Vocals, and Roberto Mighty, Guitar and Vocals. Roberto & Kathryn sing standards from the Great American Songbook with intense intimacy, mixing in originals and funky takes on classic rock hits.


Band from BerkleeOnly the Finest includes up and coming musicians from the Berklee College of Music. They have performed at various festivals throughout Boston and are extremely versatile, playing anything from jazz, blues, and pop to Latin, soul, and funk.



Space BetweenThe Space Between is a rock (and roll!) band from Boston. Drawing on influences from the blues, the British Invasion, and present-day stylings, the Space Between falls into the gap of what came before and what has yet to come.



Artists/Artisans with Exhibits

Pertreena CherrieUnique Jewelry Designs by PC (Pertreena Cherrie) allows PC to do her favorite thing, CREATE. She loves making and fixing things. PC designs all her pieces through bead work, some metalsmithing, and all the ideas she can think of to make a Unique piece of art. Her company is very new to the jewelry design world, and she hopes that people will love her work as much as she loves creating it.


Danielle HuebnerRaised across North America and well-traveled, Danielle’s designs are as varied as the places she has lived and explored. Though no medium is off-limits, Danielle gravitates towards sterling silver with non-precious gems, crochet hats, and scarves. She has made many one-of-a-kind pieces (pics available), and customers can also customize jewelry to their individual personalities. She has sold both privately and at silent auctions. Email:

Wes TalaricoWes Talarico is a recent Hingham High graduate and will be attending MassArt in the fall. His work includes illustrative portraiture and experimentation in various mediums. He greatly developed his body of work in his senior year of high school with the help of his art teachers and fellow art students. His art has been featured in a recent film by Stories by the River and various art shows in Hingham. He won the Hingham High School Achievement Award in Art and the Isaac Sprague Portfolio Arts Scholarship.

Micaela PayneMicaela Payne is an artist living in Pennsylvania, who plans to attend MassArt in spring of 2017.  She graduated from Lake-Lehman High School in 2015, and is now building her body of work.  She works two-dimensionally, often experimenting with humans and their relationship to nature.    She has been featured in various shows, including PBS Artist of the Week, Emerging Artists, and has won blue ribbons for four consecutive years in the Rosetti High School Art Competition.


*If you are an artist or artisan and would like to showcase your  talent at the festival, please submit a sample (format: Vimeo and YouTube links, PDFs, JPEGs) to