This year marks the 41st for the popular Westport Arts Festival that is taking place this year in the center of Westport in Parker Harding Plaza and on Gorham Island on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on July 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Festival goers can expect original juried works in Painting, Watercolor, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Glass, Ceramics, Fiber, Jewelry, Wood and Digital Art dispayed along the lovely Saugatuck River in the heart of this charming riverside community.
Best of all, visitors will experience more than just the visual arts at the Westport Fine Arts Festival: there will be unique street performances, live music, hands-on art activities, and delicious food from local restaurateurs. As for kids, they will enjoy the special Beach Bonanza Children’s Tent Zone provided by the Westport Arts Center. This area will feature both collaborative and individual hands-on projects, all with a seashore inspired theme! From string murals to large-scale jellyfish, kids will be sure to have a blast; just look for the the palm trees to find the Kid Zone.
As for entertainment, there is plenty with an exciting line up as follows:
Saturday July 19
10:15 – 11:30 Chris MacKay and the Tone Shifters
11:45 – 1:00 Shiny Lapel Trio
1:15 – 2:30 Paul Brockett Roadshow Band
3:00 – 4:30 Mill River Band
5:00 – 6:30 Dr. B and The Brotherhood
Sunday July 20
10:15 – 11:30 Josi Davis and Hot Damn!
11:45 – 1:00 Pete Herger Band
1:30 – 2:45 Dylan Conner