CONNECTICUT MUST DO: ARTWALK IN STAMFORD DOWNTOWN
The streets of Stamford, CT will be crawling will creativity the weekend of June 27th and 28th for the annual ArtWalk in Stamford Downtown. Over 100 artists will converge and use public spaces such as Kiwanis Park between Atlantic and Summer Streets as a medium to display their interactive artwork, and create a cohesive outdoor art venue. The Stamford Downtown Special Services District is behind the 2nd annual event that will reflect a diverse selection of mediums, styles and trends in the contemporary art world. All weekend long attendees can enjoy live music in every genre ranging from blues, jazz, American Songbook, to rock Latin and pop.
Festivities kick off with an opening night celebration at The Palace Theater on Friday evening for a chance to mingle with participating artists, and enjoy live music performances by David Kaye and Emil Haas. Following the reception, Downtown galleries, stores, and restaurants will open their doors for a free art stroll where all of the art will be available for purchase. Among participating galleries are R Hollander Master Goldsmith, and the acclaimed Luis Alvarez Gallery. Experience and appreciate all forms of artwork with events including:
1. A morning run hosted by Fleet Feet of Stamford on Saturday, followed by Zumba and yoga in Latham Park.
2. Lorca (known as Stamford’s Best Coffee shop) will host an interactive seminar on the science, craft and culture of coffee.
3. Just for Kids – “KidsDrawFree” in Kiwanis Park on Saturday at 11 AM
4. Painting Class – Fun with Acrylics Conducted by Pinot’s Palette of Stamford. Click here for more details.
3. Poetry reading of works by Diana Orbanowski – Saturday, 2 PM.
4. Featured Artist - Holly Danger will use Video as her art medium, and hopes to inspire a spontaneous street party through a”moving mural of collaged video”
5. Bench Talks – Meet the artists behind the 21st Annual Street Seats exhibit that displays the 40 wooden benches that have dwhere 40 wooden benches throughout Stamford are decked in art designed by 33 local artists and puts them on display throughout Stamford’s downtown.
It is guaranteed to be the premier neighborhood event of the summer, and Barbara Occhino, ARTWALK’s music curator expects it to be “a memorable experience for the families and visitors attending the popular event.”
See you on the streets of Stamford!
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