Editor's note: HamletHub is thrilled to partner with Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FC Buzz to bring out readers events and activities that will put spring in your step and heat up summer! Unleash your inner creativity and get out there and enjoy all that Fairfield County has to offer!
Springtime is definitely here and arts and culture is blooming. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) is a membership coalition of over 550 artists and cultural venues along coastal Fairfield County, all of which post their events on our culturalalliancefc.org/fcbuzz-events website. Each week we publish our top picks in our free “E-Buzz” newsletter (10-20 each week) and what a bumper crop we have this week: in addition to online readings, interviews and lectures from libraries and historical societies, a host of outdoor (and indoor) art openings, painting workshops and celebrations.
Start 9am Saturday with a 2-hour walk “In Gatsby’s Shoes” in the fabulous countryside in Westport; take part in a puppet show, “Marvelous Metamorphoses” at Fairfield Audubon Center at 10:30; all-day Saturday and Sunday shop there is high-end jewelry, wearable art, pottery and housewares to be found at the Bruce Museum’s 36th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich. In Westport, hit the Sixth Annual Art Show of the Westport Woman’s Club (2-6pm, Sat. & Sun.) and in Ridgefield, there’s an outdoor opening reception, Sat. 4-6pm, for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ Juried Member Show.
On Sunday, all day, there is a festival of art and music, ARTCADE, in and around the historic arcade in Bridgeport, with open artists’ studios, two art exhibitions, honey tasting, and music galore. And next door in Stratford, an opening reception in the Sterling House Community Center of “Inspired By,” organized by the Arts Alliance of Stratford. See details on these and many more at http://bit.ly/BuzzMay19 - and subscribe!