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Downtown Danbury Street Fair

Extended Deadline – Aug 22nd


 Danbury Artisans Street Fair Sept 23A celebration of indie musicvisual artsperforming arts, and more! On September 23rd Danbury, Connecticut's Main Street will be transformed into an artisan street fair. From 11 AM through 7 PM this handmade event will feature the creations of artisans and craftsman from greater Danbury.

The 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 advantagesupports the purchase of original fine art and hand-made craft; and fosters art appreciation. This is a downtown Danbury 'on Main Street' fair presented by CityCenter Danbury and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut.

Be a part of the Fair. Here are partial Instructions:

ELIGIBILITY FOR EXHIBITORS
  • Applicants must submit four (4) professional quality digital images: 
  1. Three (3) images representative of current work, plus
  2. One (1) image of the display or booth shot that will be used at the show. 
  • Each image must be clearly labeled with the artist name, title of work, and medium. 

 

  • A copy of your biography, exhibition history, or description of your creative process may be included with your application. 


Select ONLY ONE MEDIUM in which you wish to be juried for and listed in the show program: 

ART MEDIA:

Oil; Watercolor; Pastel; Drawing; Photography; Sculpture; Prints; Graphics; Mixed Media Art; Acrylic 

ARTISAN MEDIA:

Ceramics; Jewelry; Fiber; Textile; Wood; Metal; Glass; Mixed Media items 

ELIGIBLE WORK FOR DISPLAY:

  • All artwork and hand-made craft displayed must be one-of-a-kind, original work created by the artist. Exhibitors may not exhibit work purchased for resale from other artists or commercial suppliers (no buy/sell). We do not allow agents or dealers; un-set tumbled stones; sales of frames; or the resale of craft kits or patterns. 

 

  • Jewelers should note that their pieces must be either entirely made by them or incorporate elements that are hand-crafted by the them. Please read the category definition carefully. 

Booths are 10 X 10 with your own tent, table and display racks plus each exhibitor must have a valid Connecticut Sales Tax Identification Number

For specific details Sync to the Link [http://www.artswesternct.org]  


* Sussical

   Musicals at Richter 

“Seussical” August  10,11&12, 2017 Musicals at RichterClosing at Musicals at Richter (MAR) Seussical, Directed and Choreographed by Lauren Nicole Sherwood,  Musical Direction Zachary Kampler

Oh, The Thinks You Can Think when you travel to the world of Dr. Seuss! Horton the Elephant is determined to save the Who’s and help JoJo realize he’s not Alone in the Universe, all while looking after Mayzie La Bird’s Egg! When Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical extravaganza, you are sure to find your way to Solla Sollew! 

The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and the colorful characters of Whoville come to glorious life in Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ fanciful Seussical, directed and choreographed by Ms. Sherwood, an accomplished performer, director and choreographer in her own right. Zachary Kampler, a classically trained composer, arranger and conductor, serves as musical director.

This is the final weekend of another successful summer on the lawn of the Richter Art Center 100 Aunt Hack Road Danbury. Park open for picnics with curtain at dusk. Find all of the details when you Sync to the Link: [http://www.musicalsatrichter.org/index.php]. 
 

Danbury Music Centre

Madrigals Auditions


Auditions are open to the public as well as to Danbury Music Center members, ages 16 and up.

Singers can audition either evening and are asked to bring a solo piece of music sung in your range (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass/Baritone) that shows your vocal range, voice quality and expression and be prepared to sing 16 measures (no pop music please!) For example, you could sing the Star-Spangled Banner, a folk song, or a piece we sang with the Community Chorus.

Audition location: Danbury Music Centre - Marian Anderson Recital Hall
Dates: Monday    August 21    7-9pm     
            Tuesday   August 22    7-9pm       

 

Beats, Books and Backpacks
(Family Block Party)

Family Entertainment for the whole community 


One Plug Entertainment is organizing a family block party with CityCenter Danbury and Danbury Connecticut Farmers' Market including a Live DJ, Food Trucks, and Vendors. In addition there will be Line Dances, Family Yoga, Face painting and more on August 19th. School Supply Drive Aug 19

This is in efforts to collect backpacks and shoe boxes filled with clothing, supplies and toiletries for Danbury Public School families.  

Additional Drop Off Box Locations: 
  • The Village at Brookfield Common (Next to Costco). 
  • Orangetheory Fitness Danbury (Next to Black Angus). 

This is a free event to the public to embrace families, culture and community. This project has been taken on by One Plug Entertainment for the soul purpose of providing free family entertainment to the community at large and raise supplies for students in need


 
Share this calendar with your friends, now, please. The Danbury Cultural Commission thanks you for your support and with your help, will spread the word about the Culture and Arts in our City. Everyone has a Need to Know. 
 

Need to Know  - Danbury 

A Glimpse of what's happening this week from the Danbury Cultural Commission

 
 
 Thu. Aug 10, 2017 

11:00am - 2:00pm Downtown Chow Down - CityCenter Danbury
Where: Kennedy Park, Kennedy Ave, Danbury, CT 06810, USA
Description: The City of Danbury and CityCenter Danbury are proud to present the Downtown Chow-Down!
Be there for food, games, and music at Kennedy Park every Thursday between July 13th and September 28th from 11am-2pm!

7:00pm - 8:30pm Charles Ives Concert Series - Danbury Music Centre 
Where: Danbury CityCenter Green Ives Street Danbury, Connecticut 06810 
Description: Harmony 
An outgrowth of the Chamber Music Intensive, the Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st-century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.
 
Featuring Artist-Faculty and guest artists who have become familiar faces through their participation in CMI the past two summers and curated by artistic director Paul Frucht, of the Danbury Music Centre.

CLOSING WEEKEND 
8:30pm - 10:30pm 8:30pm - 10:30pm * Seussical - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Directed and Choreographed by Lauren Nicole Sherwood Musical Direction Zachary Kampler

The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and the colorful characters of Whoville come to glorious life in Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ fanciful Seussical, directed and  choreographed by Ms. Sherwood, an accomplished performer, director and choreographer in her own right.  
Zachary Kampler, a classically trained composer, arranger and conductor, serves as musical director. 

 
 Fri. Aug 11, 2017 
 
7:00pm - 10:00pm * Back to the Garden 1969, Songs of Woodstock - Summer Concert Series CityCenter Danbury
Where: Danbury CityCenter Green Ives Street Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Description: Opening Act: The Bellas 
“BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969” is a group of musicians who have performed together in various combinations over the years, but have come together to celebrate the music and spirit of the Woodstock Festival.  
Sync to the Link [http://citycenterdanbury.com/events/category/concerts-on-the-green/]

8:30pm - 10:30pm * Seussical - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Directed and Choreographed by Lauren Nicole Sherwood Musical Direction Zachary Kampler

The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and the colorful characters of Whoville come to glorious life in Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ fanciful Seussical, directed and  choreographed by Ms. Sherwood, an accomplished performer, director and choreographer in her own right.  
Zachary Kampler, a classically trained composer, arranger and conductor, serves as musical director. 

 
 Sat. Aug 12, 2017 

11:00am - 12noon The Bookworm - A One-Act Play - Danbury Library
Where: Danbury Public Library 170 Main Street Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Description: One rainy day our young hero, who has not been interested in reading, enters a nearby building, which happens to be the Library, to get out of the rain. The Librarian has gone to lunch but our hero meets “The Bookworm” who introduces the hero to many interesting storybook characters. This experience rekindles our young scholar’s interest in reading again.


7:00pm - 8:30pm Charles Ives Concert Series - Danbury Music Centre 
Where: Marian Anderson Recital Hall 256 Main Street Danbury, Connecticut 06810 
Description: The Ives Legacy - Today's American Music 
An outgrowth of the Chamber Music Intensive, the Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st-century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.
 
Featuring Artist-Faculty and guest artists who have become familiar faces through their participation in CMI the past two summers and curated by artistic director Paul Frucht, of the Danbury Music Centre.

FINAL PERFORMANCE  - THIS YEAR 
8:30pm - 10:30pm * Seussical - Musicals at Richter 
Where: Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 
Description: Directed and Choreographed by Lauren Nicole Sherwood Musical Direction Zachary Kampler

The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and the colorful characters of Whoville come to glorious life in Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ fanciful Seussical, directed and  choreographed by Ms. Sherwood, an accomplished performer, director and choreographer in her own right.  
Zachary Kampler, a classically trained composer, arranger and conductor, serves as musical director. 

 
Sun. Aug 13, 2017 

11:45am - 12:45pm The Bookworm - A One-Act Play - Danbury Library
Where: Danbury Public Library 170 Main Street Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Description: One rainy day our young hero, who has not been interested in reading, enters a nearby building, which happens to be the Library, to get out of the rain. The Librarian has gone to lunch but our hero meets “The Bookworm” who introduces the hero to many interesting storybook characters. This experience rekindles our young scholar’s interest in reading again.

 
Thu. Aug. 17, 2017 

11:00am - 2:00pm Downtown Chow Down - CityCenter Danbury
Where: Kennedy Park, Kennedy Ave, Danbury, CT 06810, USA
Description: The City of Danbury and CityCenter Danbury are proud to present the Downtown Chow-Down!
Be there for food, games, and music at Kennedy Park every Thursday between July 13th and September 28th from 11am-2pm! 
 
Fri. Aug. 18, 2017 

6:00pm - 8:00pm Forever Grateful Music Festival - Ives Concert Park 
Where: Ives Concert Park 43 Lake Avenue Extension Danbury, Connecticut 06811 
Description: Calling all Dead Heads:  Join us at Ives Concert Park on Friday night, August 18th with doors opening at 6 p.m., all day Saturday, August 19th from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., or on both days!

The festival includes tribute sets to The Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead and original home grown acts that will keep you shaking and grooving all day, all night!


7:00pm - 10:00pm * Bonjourney, Celebrating the music of both Bon Jovi and Journey - Summer Concert Series CityCenter Danbury
Where: Danbury CityCenter Green Ives Street Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Description: Opening Act: Bowtie Fridays 
BonJourney’s set includes all the classic hits that fans have enjoyed for over three decades including Living on a Prayer, Don’t Stop Believing, as well as, their tender ballads Faithfully and I’ll Be There for You.  So find out for yourself what other fans have been discovering for some time now and come have a memorable fun time with BonJourney! 

Sync to the Link [http://citycenterdanbury.com/events/category/concerts-on-the-green/ ]


 

*Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission 
Craft Vendors are needed for the 13th annual PUMPKIN FESTIVAL to be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Danbury United Methodist Church. 
The church is just off exit 5 of I-84 at 5 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT.
The PUMPKIN FESTIVAL craft vendor space is limited and the fee is $50. Complimentary valet parking with unloading and loading assistance is available for vendors. 
All craft vendor spaces are first come, first served.  
The very successful 2016 festival included 22 craft vendors, 2magic shows by the Magic Hatters, baked goods, pumpkin patch, Bouncy House, kid’s games, a country store, Granny’s attic and delicious home-style food. This year we anticipate the best festival ever!
For more information and an application, visit www.DanburyMethodist.org or contact the church office at 203-743-1503 or email DanburyUMC@sbcglobal.net
 
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Musicals at Richter the longest running outdoor theater in Connecticut 
The longest running outdoor theater in Connecticut. 
Every weekend All summer "We've got the Stars" 
July 28-August 12 2017 Musicals at Richter 100 Aunt Hack Road Danbury, CT Every Summer weekkend 
Join us for food, games, and music at Kennedy Park every Thursday between July 13th and September 28th from 11am-2pm!
 
  
The Danbury Museum The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call 
2017 Summer Series Concerts on the Green! JUNE 17 - AUG 26 @ noon 
Ives Concert Park Summer Series
 
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There is always something happening throughout the city:
Danbury Museum & Historical Society
www.danburymuseum.org/

Danbury Railway Museum
www.danbury.org/drm/

Military Museum of So. New England 
www.usmilitarymuseum.org/

Danbury Public Library 
www.danburylibrary.org/

At Western Connecticut State University: 
University Events
www.wcsu.edu/
 
In the Neighboring 12 Towns: 

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut 
www.ArtsWestern.org/

Long Term Exhibits

 

 

Accessible Art

Open June 26 


YMCA's ESCAPE to the Arts 293 Main Street
Victoria Harriott  Victoria says, "My work is the place where my love for music and passion for painting meet." 

Filosa/Hancock Hall  31 Staples Street
Toni Miraldi - Toni Miraldi writes, "As a mural artist, my mission is to transform plain walls into stimulating walls. 

Mothership Bakery & Cafe 331 Main Street 
Barbara Courtian - "The nature of watercolor, my chosen medium, demands a certain spontaneity", says Barbara. 

Danbury City Hall 155 Deer Hill Avenue
Debra Burger - Throughout the years, Debra has been capturing images from her other creative passion - her garden. 

CityCenter Danbury 268 Main Street
Chris Kiely - A photographer, Chris is dedicated to exploring and documenting the beauty in vacant buildings.

Hodge Insurance Agency 283 Main Street
Charlene Schosser "I have always been attracted to color", Charlene notes. 

Danbury Public Library 170 Main Street
Justin Farigiano  - Justin believes the human brain is the most complex thing in the universe.   
 

Open 


The Trailer Box Project 15 Great Pasture Rd. 
Sculpture of Juan Bordes now on display
http://www.trailerboxproject.com/

 

Until August 18

(show extended!)

@287 Gallery & Meeting Place 287 Main Street
ENDWORKS - Out of Darkness 
Works by multiple artists

 

Until Sept 29

 

Gallery at Still River Editions 128 E Liberty St,
Connecticut: Morning, Noon & Night Photographs by Allegra Anderson, Stacy Bass, Mike Cohen,  Adam Coppola, Ron DiLaurenzio, Ronald Glassman, Nancy Hill, Barry Hyman, Robert Lisak, Christopher Rakoczy, Mark Savoia, Edwina Stevenson, Catherine Vanaria, Carl Vernlund, Peter Wnek, and Gale Zucker.
Each photographer is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.   
 


Yearlong 

The IN VIEW project is a collaboration between property owners in downtown Danbury Connecticut and area emerging artist who seek a venue to exhibit work.
IN VIEW Facebook 
 
 

Target Field Trip Grants
Applications now till Oct. 1

field trip background

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target launched Target Field Trip™ grants in 2007. Since then, they’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip.

field trip guidelines

As part of the program, Target stores award Target Field Trip™ grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700.
Congratulations to Ellsworth Avenue School as a 2016 - 2017

Target Field Trip™ grant recipient.

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Danbury, Conn.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

October 12, 13, and 14 is the time to be at the PAL building 35 Hayestown Road, across from the Town Park for the Annual Friends of the Danbury Book sale. This year there are over 80,000 items in 60 categories to browse. From Antiques to DVD's stop by and shop at this excellent event. Beginning at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday those early birds pay $10 admission for first crack at the treasures. And at 10:00 A.M. and for the rest of the weekend admission is free to all. On Sunday books drop to 1/2 price and by Columbus Day books will be $5.00 by the bag full. 

As an added bonus this year on Saturday between 1 and 3, there is a book singing with Bill Devlin and Herb Janick authors of Danbury's Third Century. And for the first time Credit cards are accepted for purchases. Stop over and support the Danbury Public Library through your purchases. Who knows what values you'll find.    

what is to come?

The Danbury Music Centre returns this season with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. In conjunction with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and 200 dancers from the greater Danbury area in this fully staged, costumed production. Arthur Fredrick is Artistic Director and Choreographer and Ariel Rudiakov is musical director and conducts the Danbury Symphony Orchestra. Tickets go on sale November 21st and traditionally sell out fast but you may select seats early by mail.  Check the Music Centre website for details. http://www.danbury.org/MusicCtr/calendar.htm

First Night Danbury 2012-2013, enjoying its 23rd year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, salutes “Danbury Fare.” The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s historic and iconic “Fair” along with recognition of our City’s “Fare,” continuing to develop and service within our CityCenter downtown hub. First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Danbury downtown venues, all within easy walking distance. http://www.firstnightdanbury.org/ 

Among the many events at the Palace Danbury is "The Great Danbury Fair Revue" October 12th at 7:30. Be prepared for music, memories, and more when Billy Michael and his Cavalcade of Stars take a nostalgic look at the most beloved fair in America. Although you may shed a tear or two, they guarantee you'll leave smiling. Find information about everything going on at the Palace connect to their website. http://www.thepalacedanbury.com/ 

loosing a gallery space

The Mercurial Gallery at 11 Library Place, in the heart of Downtown Danbury, will be closing its doors following this latest show Undone. For over four years Amanda Bloom has brought wonderful and interesting exhibits to the space off Main Street but the time has come to move on to new adventures. But keep your eyes open for an occasional 'Pop-up' show. Thank you, Amanda, for all your efforts showcasing the arts in the City and beyond. We look forward to your next projects.

a message to our supporters

For over 45 years the Danbury Cultural Commission has supported and promoted arts and culture in Danbury. We are a part of the city which nurtures creative and aesthetic projects which support economic stability and a full quality of life. Danbury is one of the “Best Cities in America” in part because the Cultural Commission finds new talent and supports existing outlets.

gallery spaces full of visual art

The Trailer Box is again presenting works at their location at the Arts Project Space at Jim Felice Studios 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15 Danbury, Connecticut 06810. The current show at the Trailer Box Gallery, “Sculpture 2013” Dave Gesualdi & Bob Keating, will be open, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 5pm Thru Nov. 2.  Find additional details on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TrailerBoxGallery

craft fair season throughout New England and Danbury has its share of events

An Art Trunk at the Sheraton, 745 Baywood Dr. Danbury, the Fall Craft Fair at St. Gregory the Great, a Holiday Spectacular Arts & Crafts Showcase at the Ethan Allen Hotel/Conference Ctr, 21 Lake Ave. Danbury and the Connecticut Handcrafted Holiday Expo at O'Neil Center Western CT State Univ., University Blvd. are only a few of the events. In addition there is The Holidays juried Craft Show November 23rd at the PAL Center with some of the finest Crafters and Artists in the area showing handmade merchandise. Check the Commission web site, DanburyArts.com, for updates and details.

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CityCenter hosted the Taste of Danbury with vendors arrayed throughout the Downtown green Musical events added to the excitement and festive atmosphere.

 

At the Richter Association for the Arts in September, the Berkshire Big Band played outdoors and the audience called it "Fantastic". On the 22nd A musical lecture by Charles Berger, “From Classical to Popsical” discussing the use of classical melodies in popular music. And the juried art show set up and exhibited to round out the month.



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Music at the Heirloom
This month more than 8 bands will be performing at the 155 Main Street Danbury concert hall and art gallery. Even more is planned for the rest of the year. Check their website for performance details.

http://heirloomarts.org/

 


 

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The Commission supports 40 Arts producers throughout
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Danbury has 4 museums, 10 art galleries, 9 performance spaces, 5 music groups and 10 cultural organizations a University and  a dozen arts schools.


 

Artists, looking for assistance from the Danbury Cultural Commission? Our Grant application is available on-line to fill out and print in your office. Send the completed forms us. E-Mail with questions. Or call. We meet the fourth Monday most months.

 


Danbury Museum and Historical Society hosts the 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar! Nov. 30th to Dec. 21st .Visit the web site for more info! http://www.danburymuseum.org
/danburymuseum/Bazaar.html

 


 

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