Celebration of arts and crafts at Mattoon Street Arts Festival


NICK: THE 47TH ANNUAL ‘MATTOON STREET ARTS FESTIVAL’ IS BEING HELD THIS WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI WAS THERE FOR OPENING DAY AND SHOWS US WHY THE EVENT ALWAYS DRAWS IN BIG CROWDS. MUSIC 3 SEC ITS A CELEBRATION OF ARTS AND CRAFTS LIKE NO OTHER. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CAME TO DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR THE MATTOON STREET ARTS FESTIVAL. THE TWO DAY FESTIVAL FEATURES MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS FROM ACROSS THE NORTHEAST. EMILY CHASE WILSON: HAND WEAVER, PITTSFIELD I LIKE TO COME TO MATTOON STREET BECAUSE I ENJOY THE ATMOSPHERE, I ENJOY THE PEOPLE THE CROWDS, EVERYONE HERE IS SO WELCOMING. YOU CAN BUY ANY PAINTING OR WORK OF ART THAT CATCHES YOUR EYE, BUT THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND. THERE ARE ALSO STROLLING MUSICIANS, AND PLENTY OF FOOD VENDORS, INCLUDING CHEF WAYNE’S BIG MAMOU. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: SPRINGFIELD THE MATTOON STREET ARTS FESTIVAL IS THE OLDEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. RESIDENTS TOLD 22NEWS WHY THIS STREET IS THE PERFECT SETTING TO COME SEE ALL THE ART AND CRAFTS ON DISPLAY. ROY HASTINGS: BELCHERTOWN THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL NOW BUT IT WASN’T ALWAYS THAT WAY. WHEN I WAS A KID IT WAS KIND OF ROUGH DOWN HERE BUT ITS BEEN COMPLETELY REVITALIZED AND THE APARTMENTS AND CONDOS HERE ARE GORGEOUS. THEY ALWAYS DO A GOOD JOB HERE. EMILY CHASE WILSON: HAND WEAVER, PITTSFIELD PEOPLE COME DOWN FROM THEIR APARTMENTS AND I WAS JUST TALKING TO SOMEONE WHO LIVES RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND THEY ENJOY HAVING THE CRAFT SHOW RIGHT HERE ON MATTOON STREEET. IF YOU WEREN’T ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE FESTIVAL SATURDAY, YOU CAN STILL CHECK IT OUT SUNDAY. THE MATTOON STREET ARTS FESTIVAL WILL OPEN AT 8 IN THE MORNING AND END AT 5. IN SPRINGFIELD MM, 22NEWS.

Dereck Turner

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