Art by skateboard and Manga. Lyman Allyn’s “Skateboards on the Ply” and “Hello Manga!” exhibits this fall.
Who would’ve thought skateboards could be art too? Lots of people, these days–and Lyman Allyn is joining the party. Their fall exhibit features just that–skateboards designed by contemporary artists, sculptures made from skateboards, and more–50 boards from over 20 artists. Skateboards: Art on the Ply highlights international artists Robert...Continue Reading
It’s fiesta time for the Thread City frogs. Explore history, enjoy art, music and great local food Sunday, October 9.
This little fellow? He’s actually friend to one of the four 11′ bronze frogs that sit atop Willimantic’s Thread City Bridge (aka The Frog Bridge). The hat? Senor frog is ready for a party. This Sunday, October 9, 2011 11 am-4 pm, Windham, CT is celebrating its 2nd Annual Eastern CT Arts Fiesta. Open galleries, performances, historic...Continue Reading
First Friday from Wirtalla Visual on Vimeo Putnam’s downtown will be at its artistic best this Friday during the fifth First Friday event. From 5-9:30 on October 7, live music will provide the backdrop to an evening jam-packed with creativity. I can’t wait to see the first Fine Art Frolic, featuring local artists who will turn the downtown streets into an...Continue Reading
Blue Slope Country Museum in Franklin is a gem just 30 minutes north of Mystic (same distance south from Putnam) right smack in the middle of Mystic Country. This is a working dairy farm that also hosts a wonderful little farming museum, horse-drawn wagon rides, tractors and just about everything a pre-electric farm might have used. Authentic is the word. You’ll...Continue Reading
Walktober is back. It’s actually the 21st anniversary of this much loved fall event in our region. Organized by the folks at The Last Green Valley, Walktober is a series of walks of all distances and varieties across the northeast corner of Mystic Country and up into Massachusetts. I’ll say one extra word…foliage. Yes, it’s that time of...Continue Reading
The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme has a treat for visitors this October: Of Feathers & Fairy Tales–Enchanted Birdhouses at the Museum. This clever art installation brings the magical world of favorite fairy tales into supremely creative, handcrafted birdhouses. More than 40 Connecticut artists have helped create these works of art. From Snow...Continue Reading
Now how could anyone resist a get together with one of these charming characters? National Alpaca Farm Days are this weekend, September 24 and 25, 2011 which means you can stop in, say hello, pat, ask questions and shop for items made from luxuriously soft alpaca yarn. Here in eastern Connecticut, believe it or not, alpacas (an animal that hails from South America)...Continue Reading
This weekend is a good one to explore the northeast corner of Mystic Country. September 24 and 25 is Putnam Connecticut’s annual Shop Hop weekend, a chance to explore the shops and art galleries in this historic mill village while taking advantage of a nice variety of special deals. While in town check out the “Dog Show” (not live dogs!) in...Continue Reading
Wild about mushrooms. Get to know your fungi (and eat some too) at the 10th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival.
Can you eat them? Should you stay far away? You know these are the questions you have when you’re walking through the woods and see those cool-looking mushrooms. The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center can help you demystify the most intriguing fungi during the 10th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival. The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, September 25 at the...Continue Reading
Come, breath deep and soak up a coastal pasture’s bucolic atmosphere…waiting for nature to take its course. Pretty silly, but serious fundraiser. “Purchase” a plot of the pasture for $50 then sit back, relax and watch two grazing cows do what cows do, eat, walk around and you-know-what. The award winning Steve Elci and Friends will provide...Continue Reading