5th Annual ArtsFest at Silvermine Arts Center

On Sunday, September 20th,from 1 p.m. ro 4 p.m. Silvermine’s FREE annual ArtsFest celebrates its 5th year. Join Fairfield County’s premier arts center for an afternoon of fun for all ages. The day will include art exhibitions, hands-on art activities for children and adults, a performance of Street Beat’s Parkour Percussion, and the continuing outdoor exhibit of Carole Eisner’s steel sculptures. The Silvermine Art Center is located on 1037 Silvermine Road · New Canaan, CT 06840.

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Street Beat is a kinetic, maximum energy explosion of urban rhythm and dance, utilizing junk, household items and found objects for drums and percussion and featuring modern “street” choreography. Merging African, Cuban, Latin, West African and jazz concepts this show is as thrilling to watch as it is to hear. The infectious nature of Street Beat takes the most ancient of art forms – drumming and dancing – and brings it to the modern stage.

Founder Ben Hansen created Street Beat as a creative response to funding cuts. He designed the production to use found objects and household items everyone could find. The group turned heads in the entertainment industry for its synthesis of hip-hop dance and urban rhythms and was signed to Columbia Artists. With their explosion of energy and their troupe of drummers and dancers, they play to sold-out crowds at contemporary dance festivals and other venues. Their dynamic stage production is contagious fun.

ArtsFest began as a festive launch of Silvermine’s Sculpture Walk. Each year, new works are added to the Walk, and this year it is complemented by an additional outdoor exhibition of Carole Eisner’s painted steel sculptures. The Silvermine Arts Center will run shuttles between Silvermine’s campus and the Silvermine Elementary School parking lot at 157 Perry Avenue in Norwalk, less than a mile from the Arts Center campus. All parking for the general public will be at the Silvermine School. Handicapped parking will be available at the Arts Center itself.

See more at: http://www.silvermineart.org

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