canterbury fair 1Press release from St. George’s Church

On Saturday, June 11, twenty-six carillon bells will chime an inviting chorus from the church tower at , welcoming one and all to the opening of the annual Canterbury Fair. Returning to the Rumson riverfront for the 68th year, the beloved springtime tradition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of the beautiful St. George’s by-the-River Church.

Truly a community event, the Fair offers something for everyone. Admission is free, and families can enjoy a petting zoo, balloons, cotton candy for sale and face painting, with many games and a children’s chance auction. Each year proceeds from the Canterbury Fair are designated for St. George’s outreach activities that benefit many local charities.

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Press release from St. George’s-by-the-River Church

St. George’s-by-the-River Church announced a call to artists for its annual Canterbury Art Show…A Tapestry of the Arts, a premiere local exhibition and sale of juried and non-juried artwork. The three-day event will take place Labor Day Weekend, August 29 through 31.

Hundreds of attendees have enjoyed the Canterbury Art Show, which will celebrate its third year in 2014. Each year, over 600 works by artists from all over New Jersey and beyond are displayed and sold. All proceeds from the Art Show directly benefit St. George’s-by-the-River and its Outreach Grants to more than 30 local agencies serving the needy of Monmouth and Ocean counties, including Lunch Break, Family Promise, HABcore, 180 Turning Lives Around and more.

This year’s Jury will include well-known local artists and gallery owners. Chuck Peters is the owner of CT Peters Appraisal Service in Red Bank. Established in 1976, CT Peters provides appraisal services for art, furnishings, silver and estate jewelry. Erik Johansen has been a member of the Brookdale Community College faculty for 25 years. He is a multi-media artist and award-winning exhibitor. Carol Lynn Chetkin is the co-owner of Red Bank’s Chetkin Gallery. She and her husband Donald established the gallery in 1987 with the hope of creating an international fine art gallery with a special emphasis on contemporary European painters.

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