For many the first weekend in August means one thing, Washington Street closes to vehicles and up pops art and music. Saturday is the first full day, if you are into the art exhibits, while Sunday offers up the puppet parade as the main attraction. Dining al fresco isn’t just limited to the food court. Many of the restaurants have outdoor tables, or air conditioning if the weather stays hot and humid.
It’s their 37th year and the complete line up of music and exhibiting artists is available here:
What more can be said here. Art, music, food, fun. It’s the start of something new, at the spot of something old. It’s a celebration. You could almost say, it’s a marriage. Norwalk is getting hitched to the arts community. Now you just need to crash the party.
The Art Gallery at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will present Reflections on the Titanic, a juried exhibition opening on April 26, 2012 (Reservations required). Free Admission, Wed.-Sun. 12-4 p.m.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark and regarded as one of the earliest and most significant surviving Second Empire Style country houses ever built in the United States. It predates by 20 years the Vanderbilt homes in New York and Newport, R.I., and has been the set for several Hollywood movies and TV shows including Stepford Wives and House of Dark Shadows.
During the season, full tours at the mansion are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults ages 8-18. Children under 8 are admitted free. Tour hours are 12- 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Tours are on the hour, and the last tour is at 3 pm. For information on educational programs, events and rentals, call 203-838-9799 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SoNo streets turn from car lanes to art lanes in this two day festival celebrating all things art. That means artists showcasing paintings, jewelry, prints, wearables and sometimes things that defy description. Three stages of live music, and a puppet parade round out the entertainment for all your senses.