Home Grown Fair will bring music, art to Point Beach

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Residents and visitors are invited to a new event in Point Pleasant Beach set for Saturday, Oct. 10. 

The inaugural Home Grown Fair will be held in the Borden’s parking lot at 629 Arnold Ave. from 1 to 5 p.m., bringing artists, musicians, vendors and more for an afternoon of art and culture. 

The fair is being organized by The Little Point Bookshop, Barefoot Real Estate and Point Beach Arts. 

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“We’re having some local authors, local musicians and local artists,” said Kelly Coyle-Crivelli of family-owned The Little Point Bookshop. “It will give people a chance to be outside, meet some of the local artists in the area.”

The fair will feature a setlist with a variety of performers, musicians and authors, playing or talking about their work. The small festival will also be filled with vendors and merchants from the local area offering a variety of items such as jewelry, chocolate, art and pottery. 

Coastal Art Co-op, at 617 Arnold Ave., will also be helping out, providing artists, vendors and more.

“We just feel like it’ll be a fun way to end the season,” said Ms. Coyle-Crivelli. “We didn’t get the chance to have as many things as we normally have this summer so we thought it would be a nice way to end the year and embrace the good weather and the local talent.”

Ms. Coyle-Crivelli said a lot of the local musicians and authors haven’t had a place to perform or share their work much throughout the summer so many are extremely excited for the opportunity. 

“We figured we’d try and put something together to give them the opportunity to try and display some of their work,” she said. “We felt that we needed a little pick-me-up because it’s been such a weird year.”

A lineup will be set and posted as acts move throughout the afternoon. Attendees can come and go as they please.

As for precautions for COVID-19, Ms. Coyle-Crivelli says they will be careful. 

“It’s outdoors so we’re keeping everything as spaced out as we possibly can,” said Ms. Coyle-Crivelli. “The parking lot will also have a hand sanitizing station for attendees. 

“Obviously people are more than welcome to wear their masks,” said Ms. Coyle-Crivelli.

“I just feel like it’s giving us the opportunity to try and work together a little bit as a community because it’s kind of felt a little disjointed this year,” she said. “Everybody was in their bunkers.”

For more information, visit pointbeacharts.com/.

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