Coffman Cove has a significant number of talented artists, top tier access to local seafood, and, now, five years of celebrating and promoting the two together. The town’s fifth annual “By the Sea” Arts & Seafood Festival runs August 8 and 9.
Asked about the festival’s origins, “First of all, there’s a lot of really talented people just in our little community,” said Festival Chair Heather Hedges. “Island-wide, as well. We wanted to find a way to showcase their art.”
The first year, it had ten tents full of artists and vendors. The next, it had 20.