NORTHAMPTON >> Five Berkshire County artists are among the 250 juried artists from 21 states participating in this weekend's Paradise City Arts Festival at Three County Fairgrounds on Old Ferry Road.

The artists are:

• Gary Czarnecki, Cheshire — metal sculpture;

• Linda Kaye-Moses/Evan Soldinger, Plumdinger Studio, Pittsfield — audacious jewelry and nesting cases;

• Constance Talbot, High Hollow Pottery, Windsor — stoneware and porcelain for table and garden;

• Warren Viennau, Turned Works, Pittsfield — turned wood vessels;

• Dawn Wain, Dawnings, Lenox — jewelry, all natural materials.

Paradise City opens Saturday and runs through Monday. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday.

Housed in four buildings and under tents, Paradise City features original works in ceramics, painting, decorative fiber, art glass, furniture, jewelry, metal, mixed media, photography, wearable art, and woodworking.

The Arena Building is housing a special themed exhibit, "American Beauty: From Landscape to Dreamscape," in which artisans use clay, metal, glass, fiber and wood to interpret America's outdoor spaces.

In addition to the exhibits, there will be live music, demonstrations, workshops, art installations, and, in the Festival Dining Tent, food by a variety of Northampton chefs.


Complete information is available online at or phone at (800) 511-9725.