Tea, fashion & flowers at Featherstone Center for the Arts

The second annual Tea Party and Fashion Show at Featherstone is Saturday, May 7. Pictured is Lolita Boward at last year's event. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

This Saturday, May 7, from 2 to 4 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts will host its second annual Garden Tea Party and Fashion Show. The tea party will feature tea sandwiches prepared by Featherstone board members and friends, and tea cake desserts prepared by Cakes by Liz.

Floral artist Peggy Zablotny offers her botanical collage for a raffle to benefit Featherstone programs, and Judy Cunniffe, chairman of the event, will award prizes for special hats. Minor Knight will serve as fashion moderator while community celebrities including Traeger di Pietro, Denys and Marilyn Wortman, Anne Gallagher, and Shelley Christiansen will walk the runway under the Summer Tent.

The Art of Flowers

The tea party is held in conjunction with The Art of Flowers Show, curated by Holly Alaimo. The former owner of the Dragonfly Gallery, Ms. Alaimo is putting together a colorful show with pieces from at least 34 artists, such as Eniko Delisle, Nina Gomez Gordon, Harry Seymour, and Pia Leonard. The opening reception for the show is Sunday, May 8 from 4 to 6 pm, and can be viewed daily from 12 noon to 4 pm through May 25. For more information, call Featherstone at 508-693-1850.