Norwalk Annual Art Festival ~ June 27-28

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Third Annual Norwalk Art Festival at Mathews Park, June 27 & 28, 2015

Festival to Feature 150 Top Local & National Artists, Fine Crafters

Norwalk’s Mathews Park will come alive with fine arts and crafts on June 27 and 28 from 10am to 5pm. The Third Annual Norwalk Art Festival has assembled more than 150 juried, hand-selected artists showcasing museum quality paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and other fine crafts. Art demonstrations and hands-on public art projects are a highlight of this two-day cultural event.

Hosted by local arts event specialists, Gordon Fine Arts, the show is supported by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP), Stepping Stones Museum, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Norwalk Parks Department, Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS) and the Norwalk Arts Commission.

Norwalk’s Jerry’s Artarama will provide supplies and free creative arts workshops for Children and Adults. The public can also grab a paintbrush and participate in ongoing art projects. The Norwalk Arts Commission will lead demonstrations and activities, Mathews Park museums and CCP will be open for special tours and exhibits, and Lockwood Mathews Mansion will provide guided tours.

Festival entertainment includes classical guitarists Ed Wright and Annalisa Ewald. The food court will offer everything from burgers to lobster rolls to sandwiches, desserts and ice cream from many gourmet food trucks and vendors.

On Saturday at 12 noonNorwalk Mayor Harry Rilling will officiate at the festival ribbon-cutting at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue. Then the Mayor will show off his creative side with a special art demonstration! Norwalk’s Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS) students will perform all the while.

Held rain or shine, the Norwalk Art Festival is at Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. 06850. I-95, exit 15S or 14N. June 27 & 28 from 10am to 5pm. Admission and parking are FREE.