Broke Arts Fair, concert on Saturday

  • Home Body performs at The Thing in the Spring. Staff photo by Ben ConanT

  • Jewelry from Ciute Creations is some of the many items available Saturday at Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Friday, November 24, 2017 9:53AM

The Glass Museum will be offering its annual fall program on Saturday, featuring the holiday edition of Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair, as well as a concert at Harlow's Pub.

Broke brings together over 50 artists selling their creations for under $50 in a curated arts fair that matches accessibility with quality and affordability The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Hall.

“Broke is about to enter its eleventh year, and the holiday edition is always a blast…. It's free to the public, and promises to deliver a wealth of holiday shopping options,” said Eric Gagne, a board member of The Thing in The Spring’s directing organization the Glass Museum and its music guru.

Examples of the wares available at broke are available on the Broke Facebook page at facebook.com/brokearts and thethinginthespring.com. "People who visit Broke can expect to find high-quality handmade goods direct from their maker. This year's offerings include stationary, ceramics, jewelry, comics, paintings, children's clothing, cut-paper illustrations, handmade body products, and much more," said Glass Museum board member Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne.

In addition to the holiday shopping opportunity, The Glass Museum has once again worked with Harlow's Pub to offer a show of soulful and danceable tunes. The headlining band, Home Body, returns to Peterborough after an electric performance during last year's Thing in the Spring. Also appearing will be Megafauna, featuring eccentric dance music made by an acolyte of Brian Eno, and Allegra Jane, who grew up in Peterborough and is returning from Brooklyn to deliver a set of her soulful R&B.

The show will start around 9 p.m. at Harlow’s Pub. Tickets for the 21+ show are available at Harlow's for $8.