Offering both fine and folk art, Festiboo’s autumn-inspired artist market ranges from pottery, textiles, glass work, jewelry and seasonal crafts. Folk artist Chris Hubbard will have his incredibly cool Heaven and Hell art car on site and will lead a “Paint Your Own Skull” mask-making activity. Watercolor painter Leigh Ellis will offer face painting, and landscape artist John Cleaveland will give hayrides around the grounds. Ceramist Shelia Bradley, who will be teaching a series of upcoming cooking classes at FDG focused on vegetarian protein sources, will cook up specialty crepes. On Saturday, Hawk Proof Rooster will play from 2–4 p.m., and Serson Brannen—best known for his avant-garde electronic and spoken word project, The Subliminator—will play from 4–6 p.m. In addition to the market, the gallery will be open for perusing the collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, mosaics, furniture and more created by the dozen or so artists who own and staff the space. In the lower gallery, a special exhibition features landscape paintings and mixed media works by Matt Alston. The festival is both kid- and dog-friendly, and Halloween costumes are encouraged.
10 a.m.–6 p.m. · FREE! · www.farmingtondepotgallery.com