Jacobs is just one of 275 exhibitors from all corners of the country. People come from as far away as California, Oregon and New Mexico.
His demonstration marks the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement.
Of course, if you missed any of the glass blowing, there was no shortage of things you don’t ordinarily see at Paradise City, including an actual letter press.
Festival founder Linda Post says exhibits like these are what keeps Paradise City so popular, even in a struggling economy. “People feel like what they’re doing is supporting the arts and artists they’re buying that really make a difference in the cultural economy, the local economy, it’s something that is a wonderful thing, it makes them feel great.”
Patrons agree. “Great venue, people are great, music is good, company is terrific,” said Wayne from Natick.
The festival wraps up tomorrow before it heads to Marlboro in November