Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Autumn Arts Festival and Spectrum Gallery Group Show
Festival on October 6-7, 2018
The Arts Center Killingworth presents its Annual Autumn Arts Festival this Columbus Day Weekend – and for first time – as both an indoor and outdoor event. Located at The American Legion Hall and on its surrounding grounds, the Festival is Saturday, October 6 (10-5pm) and Sunday, October 7 (10-5pm) at 43 Bradley Road in Madison, Connecticut.
Visitors can meet established as well as emerging artists from throughout Connecticut and beyond, with the opportunity to explore and collect fine art and high-end crafts. The Festival will include a variety of representational and abstract paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, as well as mixed media collage, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and many new creations by fine artisans working with stained glass, wood, pottery and ceramics, and jewelry, clothing and fashion accessory designs.
The Arts Festival also includes a six-week juried Group Gallery Show at the Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store in Centerbrook with an open reception, Friday, September 21 (6:30-9pm) and running through Sunday, November 4. Select pieces by Festival artists are presented and include painting, photography and mixed media collage, while the Store offers many one-of-a-kind fine crafts. Spectrum Gallery, an expansion of the Arts Center Killingworth, located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut is open Wednesday-Saturday (12-6pm) and Sunday (12-5pm).
Entrance to both the Autumn Arts Festival and Spectrum Gallery Group Show is free with visitors receiving a complimentary event program with map and booth locations of each artist, as well as information on upcoming Arts Center and Spectrum Gallery classes, workshops, and receptions.
The Arts Center Killingworth, a nonprofit founded in 2004, organizes outdoor festivals, and offers classes, camps and workshops for children, teens and adults. The Center provides volunteer opportunities for adults to become more involved with the arts and the community, while providing teens the opportunity to earn community service hours. The Center also offers tax-deductible Membership which provides unique benefits including class and workshop discounts, member and donor special invitations, and advertising and fee discounts for artists, local and regional businesses.
Spectrum Gallery and Store in Centerbrook opened in the spring of 2014 and presents approximately six annual exhibits, showcasing representational and abstract painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. The Artisans Store offers fine crafts in fabric, glass, ceramics, pottery, jewelry and more. Educational and interactive events such as classes and workshops, artist discussions and demos, and family day events are also offered at the Gallery.