Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Autumn Arts Festival
An Art-Filled Weekend with Live Music on the Madison Green
The Arts Center Killingworth returns to the Madison Connecticut Town Green to present its Annual Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday, October 12, 10-5pm, and Sunday, October 13, 12-5pm (rain date Monday, October 14, 10-5pm) with new and original artwork and fine crafts created by established and emerging artists from throughout Connecticut and the tri-state region. The Festival is located at Boston Post Road (Route 1) and Copse Road, and includes representational and abstract painting, as well as photography, ceramics, fiber and paper art, printmaking and fine jewelry design. Artisans exhibiting on the Green feature work with mixed media, wood, leather, stoneware, fabric and wool, silver, copper and semi-precious stones.
In addition, the Festival includes a six-week Group Gallery Show at Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store in Centerbrook from September 27 through November 10. Select pieces by artists participating in the Arts Festival are presented including painting, photography and mixed media collage. Also, there are many new, one-of-a-kind fine crafts for fall in Spectrum’s Artisans Store.
Entrance to both the Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Green and Gallery Group Show at Spectrum is free. In addition to the artist exhibits, the Green also includes live music on Saturday afternoon with The Jan Jungden Trio – All that Jazz! With Jan swingin’ on vocals, keyboards and flute, Fred Fagan walkin’ the bass and Idalberto Perdomo adding rhythm on drums. Classic to modern jazz, Latin, swing, and a bit of R&B, this tight but spontaneous ensemble really delivers with something for everyone!
Several food options will be available, such as Curb Your Appetite which serves a variety of special hamburgers and sandwiches, Sultan Kebab offering a choice of delicious kebabs, and Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies selling their homemade specialty cookies (Sunday only).
As always, visitors to the Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Green will receive a complimentary event program with map and booth locations of each artist, and information on upcoming Arts Center and Spectrum Gallery classes, workshops, and Gallery receptions. Festival goers can visit spectrumartgallery.org for online galleries featuring artwork images and background on each participating artist. More photos and info can be found on the social media sites such as facebook.com/artscenterkillingworth, twitter.com/arts_center_ct, pinterest.com/spectrumart, and instagram.com/spectrum_art_gallery.
The Arts Center Killingworth, a nonprofit founded in 2004, organizes outdoor festivals, and offers classes, camps and workshops for children, teens and adults. The Center provides volunteer opportunities for adults to become more involved with the arts and the community, while providing teens the opportunity to earn community service hours. The Center also offers Memberships which provide unique benefits including class and workshop discounts, member and donor special invitations, and advertising and fee discounts for artists, local and regional businesses.
Spectrum Gallery and Store in Centerbrook opened in the spring of 2014 and presents approximately six annual exhibits, showcasing representational and abstract painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. The Artisans Store offers fine crafts in fabric, glass, ceramics, pottery, jewelry and more. Classes and workshops for all ages are also offered at the Gallery.
For more information about Arts Center programming visit artscenterkillingworth.org or call (860) 663-5593 / email [email protected]. For more information about the Gallery including Spectrum Anytime, its online platform for art and fine craft purchasing, visit spectrumartgallery.org or call (860) 767-0742.