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2nd Annual Coastal Arts Festival

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March 16, 2017
2nd Annual Coastal Arts Festival Kicks Off with a Book Release Party Featuring Author C.S. Lambert

(Salisbury, MA) Blue Ocean Event Center will kick off the 2nd Annual Coastal Arts Festival with Seaside Soiree, a book release reception and VIP event preview on Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The event will feature a book signing and meet & greet with nationally renowned author C.S. Lambert as she debuts her latest book, “Sea Glass: Rare & Wonderful.”   

Lambert has been called the world’s best known expert on sea glass.  For more than two decades, the Camden, Maine based journalist has combed the shores of five continents for ocean tossed and worn, colorful shards of glass as well as pottery.  Lambert has published four books: “Sea Glass Chronicles: Whispers from the Past,” “A Passion for Sea Glass,” “Sea Glass Crafts and, “The “Sea Glass Hunters Handbook.”  Lambert will release her latest book, “Sea Glass: Rare & Wonderful” at the Coastal Arts Festival preview event. 

In addition to the book release and signing, over three dozen coastal crafters and artists will be showcasing handmade coastal-themed gifts, jewelry and home décor Seaglass Executive Chef Harley Smith will conduct a cooking demonstration & food sampling of his signature lobster and asparagus risotto, while Seaglass Mixologist Jim Shalkoski will offer a cocktail-making demo and Seaglass Martini tasting.

Guests will be treated to tantalizing food stations such as chowder shooters, coastal sliders, and an artisan cheese display.  The night will also include live music, exclusive door prizes and complimentary VIP tote bags filled with $50 in giveaways.  Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.  Call 978-462-5877 for tickets.

The 2nd Annual Coastal Arts Festival continues with an all-day coastal craft fair on Saturday, April 29 .from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  East coast artists will be offering handmade creations including sea glass jewelry, stained glass window art, seascape paintings, etched glassware, seashell and driftwood art, sailcloth bags and more. 

Sure to be a weekend highlight, Master Sand Sculptor Greg Grady will skillfully craft a giant indoor sandcastle and do a live demonstration while adding his finishing touches. Guests can also enjoy live music, special guest speakers including sea glass experts, maritime historians and published authors.  Saturday’s admission is $5 per person. For more information visit


Blue Ocean Event Center is the seacoast’s premier destination for restaurants, shows and events. Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean in Salisbury, Massachusetts, the Event Center is home to Seaglass Restaurant, Blue Ocean Music Hall, Blue Sky Lounge, By the Sea Gifts and several grand private event spaces with unmatched ocean views. For more information visit   
Carrie O'Donnell, Public Relations, (978) 808-3000