June 10 – 11, 2017
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, SHELTON CT
SOUPSTOCK is a fundraising benefit for The MAS Turtle Shell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity started by the grandchildren of Mary Anne Schmecker (MAS). Mrs. Schmecker was a ceramics instructor at the Shelton Boys and Girls Club from 1970 until shortly before her passing in 2008. She also ran a ceramics studio at the Shelton Senior Center. Together with her husband Lou’s help, she ran the program on a meager budget, often contributing her spare time and materials to ensure there were enough supplies for the kids. She was an inspiration to the kids at the club, as she provided a comfortable path to creative expression for them. She taught them respect for their tools and their workspace, and respect for their own skills, which she helped them develop. She called them “her kids” and she meant it. To Mary, they were all her children and she earned their respect and admiration (And hugs. Never forget the hugs!) The Turtle Shell Fund seeks to help continue Mary’s legacy of enabling the members of our community to explore their creative talents through scholarships, mentor/apprenticeship programs, classroom instruction, one-on-one lessons and other means in the Arts, Music and Artisan crafts.
Saturday, June 10
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
The South Windsor Strawberry Festival has been continuously operating for 35 years.
Join us for food, fun, and an amazing collection of craft fair vendors!
July 29 – 30, 2017
Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 10 – 5 StamfordArtFestival.org
July 29 and 30, 2017 — Juried artisans showing one-of-a-kind works in fine arts and fine crafts will be featured at the 3rd Annual Stamford Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. Those invited exhibitors specializing in painting, sculpture, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, printmaking, glass, ceramics, and art jewelry will share their unique talents at this premier event held in Harbor Point along the water front on Harbor Point Road and GPS 1 Harbor Point Rd. in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition to showing their work, the exhibiting artists will be available on site to share their creative process with patrons. There will demonstrations, hands-on art projects and plenty of complimentary art supplies available for inspired children and adults to enjoy throughout the weekend event provided by Jerry’s Artarama.
“The Stamford Art Festival is unique not only because it offers such a wide variety of work from so many highly-skilled artists from all over the country, but also because visitors have an opportunity to create as well,” says Sue Brown Gordon, the Stamford Art Festival Director. “Here you can find something beautiful for your home, and learn about the creative process, too!” “We hope that by providing the opportunity and inspiration, visitors will also have fun making and sharing their own artwork while at the art festival.”
The 3rd Annual Stamford Art Festival includes museum quality fine arts and handmade crafts, fun educational activities for children and adults, international cuisine, and live music performances Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.
Admission to this community Art Festival is free.
FREE Parking is right next door – so easy.
For information, visit StamfordArtFestival.org or call (518) 852-6478
2017 marks our 46th year of sponsoring the finest Arts & Crafts Fair in the area. With 120 or more of the east coast’s best crafters, fine artists and artisans, the MTMUMC Fair on the Green will please both vendors and visitors alike.
Make the Fair on the Green the center point of your visit to this typical New England town. Milford is chock full of the charms that you would expect from this part of the country.
We are located in the center of town, conveniently off Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. The Metro North train station, Coastal Link and Milford Transit District bus stop are a stone’s throw away from the green.
Summer in New England is as good as a weekend getaway can be. Come see our great town and visit the finest arts and crafts fair around.