Newtown Arts Festival

  • Newtown Seniors & The Arts Festival

     To the Editor:

    On behalf of the Commission on Aging and Newtown Senior Center we would like to both thank and compliment the Senior Center artists who displayed their paintings at the Newtown Arts Festival CoA booth. This was the first festival display and Art Instructor, Lynn Welsh, coordinated the very attractive showing of over a dozen pieces of art work.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Giavanna Dentice and Olivia McMurray fluttered by The Bee’s booth at the Newtown Arts Festival, Saturday, September 19, held on the Fairfield Hills campus.  As you can see the girls were appropriately dressed. I just hope they haven’t started a new wardrobe requirement for Bee workers...

  • Festival Weekend Continued A Month-Long Celebration Of Arts

    The fourth annual Newtown Arts Festival continued its month-long celebration of events and performances last weekend with the Rooster Ball Dinner & Dance on Friday, September 18, and its original event — a two-day outdoors festival — on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Both were presented on the Fairfield Hills Campus.

    The Newtown Arts Festival is sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

  • Lantern Making & Parade Scheduled For Arts Festival

    In anticipation of a Lantern Parade within Fairfield Hills on the evening of Saturday, September 19, lantern making workshops will be ongoing during the day.

    Saturday will be the opening day of the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. The festival will provide the supplies, and some instruction, and participants will supply the imagination and the joy.

  • Month-Long Newtown Arts Festival To Offer Events All Over Town

    With a month of performances, events and parades planned, the fourth annual Newtown Arts Festival, sponsored by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, will begin on Monday, September 1, with the opening night of an exhibit of art by the late Fred Otnes in The Gallery at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    Terry Sagedy has returned to serve as chair of the festival, which has grown from a two-day event at Fairfield Hills into the month-long celebration of all things arts it has become.

  • Submissions Sought For Second Newtown Play Festival

    The second annual Newtown Play Festival is gearing up for production during the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. The two-day outdoor festival will be presented September 19-20 at Fairfield Hills. 

    Producers Maureen Trotto and Elizabeth Young are seeking ten minute plays by local playwrights. If you have been hanging on to one for years, shake off the dust and send it over. If an idea has been percolating in your mind, put pen to paper and send it in. 

  • Weekend Festival Was ‘Fun,’ ‘Whimsical’ Arts Event

    Hula hoops cast dizzying shadows across the Fairfield Hills lawn Sunday, September 14, where Tanner Chase of Velvet Orchid out of Bristol danced through her hoop routine. Surrounding her were a dozen children with their own hoops, aiming to keep them spinning. With Newtown Arts Festival going on around them, others celebrated under a baby blue sky with ribbons, rainbow splashes of paint, arts, crafts, demonstrations, sculpture, poetry reading, and more.

  • Art Galleries Pop Up In Sandy Hook, Reception Friday Night

    The public is invited to celebrate under decorative lights with a glass of wine at the Smokey Topaz and Art in Residence (AIR) pop-up galleries on Friday, September 19.

  • A Successful Arts Festival

    To the Editor:

    Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Newtown Arts Festival, invited the world to the 2014 Festival and a lot of them showed up.

    Under the leadership of Mr Sagedy, the Arts Festival, sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and begun in 2012 as a two day event, has blossomed into cultural events “throughout September, all around town,” with the main event two days of the arts and workshops at Fairfield Hills.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The wine at the Newtown Forest Association’s September 6 Sunset Wine Tasting Fundraiser must have been excellent. Even a sky full of lightening the latter part of the evening could not drive off the many supporters in attendance. Instead, the small room sheltering the auction donations became a full house, as did the nearby gazebo. Party on, foresters!