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The Fez Starts Artist in Residence Program; Becomes Even Awesomerest

28 Apr
The Fez Stamford

Another reason to check out one of Stamford’s best spots . . .

The Fez @ 227 Summer Street in Stamford has been open since the summer after a series of renovations and they have added something new in to the mix. In addition to their amazing Moroccan and Mediterranean-inspired food and their live music, they’ve also added art gallery to their list. Just stop by to eat or get drinks and you’ll be able to check out a different featured artist from the Stamford Art Association depending on the time you stop in. Continue reading

Art of Food Dinner w/ Eat for Equity @ Franklin Street Works – Stamford, CT

27 Jan

Our good buddies at Eat for Equity are back in 2014, now making great meals and raising lots of money for local charities for over a year.  This time around they’ll be making a from-scratch meal with lots of local love at Franklin Street Works in Downtown Stamford.  There is never any charge to come in and take part in Eat for Equity events, but donations of $15-20 are encouraged.  And, this time around, the money donated will go right to Franklin Street Works, a fun art gallery that has thematic and rotating art exhibitions from various artists…and also a cafe.

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Signed, Sealed + Delivered: Art’s Yours at Silvermine Arts Center

1 Oct

Signed Sealed & Delivered

Want to add some color, some pop, and some culture to your house?  Look, it’s time you took down your Backstreet Boys, N’ Sync, Wolves howling at the moon, Ferrari, and Sports Illustrated posterss and be big girls and boys!  But, we know what you’re thinking…art is too expensive to own.  Maybe sometimes, but not at Silvermine Arts Center‘s “Signed, Sealed, & Delivered Collector’s Party” on 10/5 from 5-7 pm.

For just $50, you’ll be able to buy a 4″ x 6″ original work of art from Silvermine Guild artists, School of Art faculty, and even some special international artists.  If you buy three, the fourth painting is free, too!  Also, for $100 extra, you’ll a raffle ticket for a 10″ x 10″ painting at the end of the night.  When it’s time, raffle numbers will be called out and that will be your cue to get the painting of your choice!

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Soupstock 2013 brings soup contest , a food court, music, arts + more to Shelton, Connecticut

22 May


We told you about Soupstock last year…a free music, food, and arts festival that is now in its fourth year.  While Soupstock (taking place on June 8 from 10-8 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Shelton) has always been about fun, there’s also a heart to this much anticipated event.  Proceeds from the event (there are lots of chances to give and help support) go to The Mary A Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (read more here) that benefits art, craft, and music education for children and young adults.  Let’s show you why you’ll need to keep Saturday, June 8 free for you, yourself, your friends, and your fam:

Picture1) There will be great food options for you:

We’re talking Liquid Lunch of Shelton and Milford, BRYAC from Bridgeport (they’ll have a raw bar), DiSorbo’s Bakery of Hamden, Mamoun’s Falafel of New Haven, and Addeo’s Italian Ice of Shelton.  Kristien just might spend the entire festival shooting oysters, though. :P

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Art Greenwich, May 24-28: Food, Drinks, Music, + Art on a Megayacht…Awesome!

21 May

Ever wonder why Andy Samberg from SNL and Lonely Island sang, “I’m on a Boat“?  After you’ve hit up Art Greenwich from May 24-28, you might have a similar experience and feeling.  Now, you might not be rocking a nautical-themed pashmina, but there’s lots to check out on SeaFair.  Check it:  a 228 foot megayacht that will be docked at 500 Steamboat road at Delamar Greenwich Harbor.  Fill that boat up with seemingly endless works of art, music, music, food, and entertainment and you’ve got a great (and inexpensive) way to spend your Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s a breakdown of the events taken from ExpoShips.com to help you to pick when you’d like to hop aboard this boat and go all nautical:


One Day Tickets:  $15 online | $20 at the door
•One day ticket is valid any one day, Friday through Monday. Not valid for the preview evening Thursday, March 24th.

Priority Tickets:  $25 online | $30 at the door
• Collectors’ Invitational May 24 from 7:30 pm-10 pm
• Return admission during daily fair hours
• Priority boarding (no waiting in line)


6 pm – 7:30 pm:  First View in honor of the Greenwich Arts Council (by invitation only)

7:30 pm – 10 pm: Collectors Invitational (admission with priority ticket)

8:30 pm:  “Convergence and the Maria Esneda Rhetoric”
The noted Greenwich dealer, artist and entrepreneur, Fernando Luis Alvarez has created a truly multi-disciplinary playground for audiences through his performance piece “Convergence”. Through a collaborative of music, dance and painting, Alvarez demonstrates a theatrical portrayal of his transition from business executive to full-time artist and entrepreneur. Alvarez will delight attendees with this special performance opening night.


11 am-9 pm:  Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10 pm

1:30 pm-2:30 pm:  “Artful Living: Incorporating Functional Art into Rooms of all Periods” by Pamela Hughes, Hughes Design Associates

3-4 pm:  Aperture will present a talk with W. M. HUNT, curator, collector,consultant, teacher, fundraiser, and author of the new Aperture book “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious”. Join Bill, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, for an entertaining presentation on the art of collecting. His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden.The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.


11 am-9 pm Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10pm

11 am-10 pm:  Party on the Harbor:  Enjoy the great entertainment lineup from our sky deck as the Greenwich Town Party broadcasts the concert performances to boaters in the harbor. Full bar and tapas style menu will be served. Note: Limited seating available on first come, first served basis with fair admission.

Noon-3 pm:  Champagne Exotica: Enjoy a unique selection of international champagne cocktails.

Noon-3 pm:  The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar on the sky deck.


11 am-7 pm: Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10pm

1:30 pm-2:30 pm:  “America in the 20th Century: Realism v. Abstraction” presented by David Setford, Executive Director, The Hyde Collection, NY.

Noon-3 pm:  Champagne Exotica: Enjoy a unique selection of international champagne cocktails.

Noon-3 pm:  The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar on the sky deck.


11 am-7 pm: Exhibit Hours

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  A 40 minute film “Before They Were Famous: Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy” with an introduction by Vincent Harrison presented by the Kiwi Arts Group is scheduled on Monday, May 28th at 1:30 pm. The film chronicles the journey taken by Kennedy’s Warhol and Indiana photographs from the early 1960s to the present. The documentary, full of personal anecdotes and remembrances by many of the principals of the story, includes appearances by Robert Indiana; Warhol Superstar and bestselling author Ultra Violet; and poet/performer Taylor Mead as they view their images for the first time.
In addition to the fun drink and tasting events, the Sky Deck Bar360, Bistro360, LuxeLounge, and International Coffee Bar are open serving up cocktails, light food, coffee/espresso, and sweets.
See rare works of art from Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, and Henry Moore, as well as works from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jim Dine.  This (and more) is in addition to the exhibits that are listed above.
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