More than 150 artisans showing one-of-a-kind works of art in ceramics, jewelry, wearable art and other fine arts and fine crafts will be featured at the 3rd Annual Norwalk Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. Juried exhibitors specializing in sculpture, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, painting, printmaking, glass, ceramics, and jewelry will share their unique talents at this nationally recognized event held in Mathews Park at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, Connecticut. In addition to showing their work, the exhibiting artists will be available on site to share their artistic process with patrons. There will demonstrations, hands-on art projects and plenty complimentary art supplies available for inspired children and adults to enjoy throughout the weekend event.
The 3rd Annual Norwalk Art Festival also includes fun, educational activities for children and adults, international cuisine, and live music performances. Hands-on Art activities for all ages are offered free in the Art Workshop Area, and the Art Center and Museum’s will be open. Guided art tours and demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the weekend event. At 12 noon on June 27, Mayor Harry Rilling will be creating the first original work of art to officially open the 2015 Norwalk Art Festival.
Admission to the Norwalk Art Festival is free. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking will be open during Festival hours. Current exhibitions include the Miniature Print Show. The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum will offer special discounted mini tours and Stepping Stones Children’s Museum will be open all weekend to enjoy.
Visitors are asked to park in Mathews Park or in the SoNo area. Mathews Park is located near exits 14N or 15S off I-95, turn west on West Ave. Mathews Park is also short walk from SoNo’s many parking lots and garages. Taking the waterfront stroll to Mathews Park you will enjoy Norwalk’s best views! For information, visit www.NorwalkArtFestival.org.
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