Essex Summer Arts Festival

2017 Summer Arts Festival!

Saturday, June 17

Sunday, June 18

Directions: Essex Town Green 12 Main Street, Essex CT


The non-profit Spectrum Art Gallery and Arts Center Killingworth hosts the 2nd Annual Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, June 17, 10-5pm and Sunday, June 18, 11-5pm. The free festival presents award-winning artists and fine artisans from Connecticut and tri-state area. Located on the Essex Connecticut Town Green (12 Main Street in historic downtown Essex) the Festival includes representational and abstract painters working in oil, acrylic and pastel, as well as, photographers, potters, glass artisans and jewelry designers. Artisans exhibiting are those working with mixed media collage, wood, glass, fabric, silver and more.

This exciting, annual event also includes a six-week group gallery show at the Spectrum Gallery and Store of select pieces by participating Festival artists from May 19-July 2.

There will be an Open Reception for the Festival and Group Gallery Exhibit, FREE to the public on Friday, May 19 (6:30-9pm) at Spectrum Gallery with refreshments.

Spectrum is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT and is open Wednesday-Saturday (12-6pm) and Sunday (12-5pm). For more information call (860) 767-0742.

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Participating Artists

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Pauline Clifford

Azra Hussain

Lisa Long

John Mathers

Lauren Mullaney

Anne K. Mulligan

Barbara Raleigh



Sandra Baker

Kerri Beisner

Candace Bialczak

Diane Brown

Colleen Casner

Ursula Coccomo

Ned Farrell

Penny Feder

Tatiana Ferraro

Lillian Forziat

Pamela Morgan

Lauren Verner



Monica Rak



Jacqueline V. Barry

Emily Dale

Deki McKenney

Drew Ann Mingolello



Regina Thomas 



Sam Zeldner



Avery Bart

Faith Bilansky

Larry Bilansky

Normand Charlette

Vincere Noel

Paul Ramsey

Larry Reitz

Robert Thomas


Hayne Bayless

Debra Rosen

Nancy Scilipote



Francis Barkyoumb

Jeni Gray-Roberts