Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:25

PREMIER DANBURY ARTISAN STREET FAIR

CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT & CITYCENTER DANBURY

PRESENT 1ST DANBURY ARTISAN STREET FAIR

ON MAIN STREET, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 “There is something deeply satisfying in shaping something with your hands...like a song made solid. It is an act of creation.” 

― novelist, Patrick Rothfuss

From artisanal chocolate to handmade jewelry, tabletop sculpture, miniatures for the dollhouse, and more, the premier Danbury Artisan Street Fair promises an end-of-summer shopping spree that will delight the entire family. The Danbury Artisans Street Fair, featuring twenty creators of original work from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00am to 5:00pm, on Danbury's Main Street between White and West Streets. Main Street merchants will also offer discounted goods and Fair specials in front of their shops, creating a festive and colorful, people-watching event that will surely celebrate the arrival of the Fall season.

"Our goal is to produce a show that provides each exhibitor the opportunity to show his or her talent in an urban setting and to its best advantage, to support the purchase of original fine art and hand-made craft, and to foster art appreciation," says PJ Prunty, CityCenter Danbury's Executive Director. Lisa Scails, Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, adds "There's lots of excitement already from participating vendors and merchants about this event. We are pleased to present this festive event with CityCenter Danbury for the community and visitors, and most importantly, we're planning lots of fun."

Presented by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and CityCenter Danbury, the Danbury Artisan Street Fair is sponsored by Union Savings Bank and Danbury Cultural Commission. Production partners include Sofar Danbury, Workspace Collective, Danbury Parking Authority, Chris Plaisted Design, New Fairfield Press, and The City of Danbury. The Artist Green Room is supported by Hat City Market and Mothership on Main Bakery & Cafe.

With affordable, quality handmade art and craft, Indie Music produced by Sofar, an art display hosted by Danbury Music Centre, Food Trucks, and games for the kids, the Danbury Artisan Street Fair is a weekend must-do. Parking is available nearby at the Bardo Garage, 10 Library Place. For more information and to volunteer, call (203) 798 0760 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Published in ArtsWestern News

THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL  EVENT, PARK(ING) DAY, RETURNS TO DANBURY'S MAIN STREET

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

WHERE WILL THE PARK PARK?

 "I'm a firm believer in karma, and put it this way: I get as lot of good parking spots." -  Cuban-American musician, Al Jourgensen

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places for social engagement and creative expression.  The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since then, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement.

Danbury's celebration of PARK(ing) Day began in 2014. This year's event, which will pop up somewhere on Main Street, takes place all day on Friday, September 16th. PARK(ing) Day is made possible by the Danbury Parking Authority, the City of Danbury's Department of Parks & Recreation and Department of Forestry (Danbury has been an official USA Tree City for 26 years), CityCenter Danbury, Gartner & Main, and a new urban enterprise, DisH Living ("Downtown is Happening").

Since PARK(ing) Day's birth,  the project has expanded to include interventions and experiments well beyond the basic “tree-bench-sod” park typology first modeled by Rebar. In recent years, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations held political seminars, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony! All this in the context of this most modest urban territory – the metered parking space.

For more information about PARK(ing) Day, visit parkingday.org or Facebook. Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar www.rebargroup.org Photos thanks to Danbury Cultural Commission

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