Harbor Point Road, Stamford, CT
A juried event featuring more than 125 artisans selected locally and from across the country and Canada, the Stamford Art Festival offers a selection of paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal and glass pieces that are original works and available for purchase in every price range. Held at the beautiful Harbor Point waterfront in Stamford, exhibitors will display their work on the gorgeous boardwalk overlooking Stamford Harbor – an extraordinary backdrop for this visual feast. Visitors will be able to browse and buy from a wide variety of artisans, all of whom will be present to showcase their work and, with demonstrations and text, inform patrons about their creative process. The Festival includes live musical performances on both days, as well as free arts activities and demonstrations for children and adults, plus a variety of food temptations ranging from gourmet food to homemade desserts. There will be a "Poet's Corner" coordinated by Connecticut poet and spoken word artist Jerry T. Johnson. On Sunday, July 30 the Farmers Market will be open. And it all happens under tents, rain or shine. The event is held on Pacific Street and Harbor Point Road, which is easy to reach via Connecticut Exit 7 on I-95 northbound and southbound. There is ample free parking. It is also a short ride from the Stamford Train Station.