2013 FIRST FRIDAYS
Downtown Putnam, CT
May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug 2,
Sept 6, and Oct 4
Call for Artists, Food Vendors, Performance Art, Music and Art Installations
An Art-based Street Festival will be held on Main Street in Putnam, CT every First Friday of the month from May through October 2013. The events take place outside with all the activities, vendors and people, right in the street. Putnam is one of the most vibrant small towns in Connecticut, offering some of the best dining experiences, antique shopping and performing arts in the area. Artist Vendors selling their own hand-crafted pieces of art will be given prime locations for 10×10 displays on Main Street. Bring your own display and collect your own money. Drive up access is provided before the show. As we are expanding our festival area, art vendors this year will be in small groups scattered over a larger area of Main Street. Demonstrating artists will be given especially visible locations in the month that they demonstrate. Sarah Paquette, of The Stomping Ground, and Nancy Dziki will receive all artist applications. Food Vendors selling ready-to-eat, individual sized food and drink are strategically placed at highly visible locations. Nancy Dziki will work with you on varying your menu from month to month and maximizing your potential for sales. Conceptual Art is the energy that drives this festival and Nichola Johnson, from The Complex for Performing Arts, will configure the arrangements for each project individually based on your needs. In the past we have hosted live performances, community-made art, and art installations.
Come out and show the community what you are capable of doing. The sky’s the limit here!
Musical Performances by one or more musicians, either in a fixed location or travelling around, are arranged by Terry Paquette, of The Stomping Ground, and Sean Condon of Glimpse of Gaia.