S.A.M.FEST celebrates the innovative spirit in the arts and architecture, manufacture and creative enterprise of all kinds, at iconic Slater Mill, the place “where innovation starts.”
S.A.M.FEST showcases art and design, architectural restoration, artisan manufacture, new music and performance in the center park of downtown Pawtucket, aside the mighty Blackstone River.
Unique, quirky, historic, futuristic, salvage, antique, and other dynamic vendors, presenters, and performers promoting themes of arts, craft, textile & fiber, jewelry, architecture, gadgetry, and wonder will be offered to the community at S.A.M.FEST.
The day includes a Slater Mill Restoration Open-House – a free admission “by suggested donation” exploration of the mill and the restoration effort it requires to preserve it.
S.A.M.FEST will feature a Steampunk Picnic on Saturday mid-day, photo opportunities with costumed players, and the S.A.M. Steampunk Soiree on Saturday Evening ($10 for the evening ball).
S.A.M.FEST IS SPONSORED BY
Saturday, September 6, 11 to 5 pm, FREE admission
S.A.M. STEAMPUNK SOIREE
Saturday, September 6, 7 pm to 11 pm $10 per person
Sunday, September 7, 12pm to 4pm, FREE admission
In pARTnership with Pawtucket Arts Festival, and R.I. State Council on the Arts