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The 7th Newtown Arts Festival was another outstanding event presented by The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. 

The festivities began Friday night September 14th featuring:

Dylan Rhodes Cortese a Newtown musician was the opening act, and winner of the 2017 Newtown Cultural Arts Commission Scholarship 

The Lords of 52nd St, Legends of the Billy Joel Band including original Billy Joel Band musicians Liberty Devitto on drums, Richie Cannata sax, and Russell Javors guitar. Other musicians in the band were Malcolm Gold playing bass guitar, Dennis DelGaudio guitar, Doug Kistner keyboard, and David Clark piano. 

Saturday and Sunday

The weather for the festival was hot and sunny a lucky break from the rain and humidity prior to, and after it ended. Ferris Farm Creamery had a steady stream of happy customers for their ice cream.  Under the big tent in the shade attendees enjoyed dining on a wide selection of delicious snacks and meals offered by several food trucks. For those who liked to shop there 50+ vendors selling everything from handmade drums to leather hats and between.

Entertainment Stage Saturday: 

Cheap Thrill 

One Track Mind

Emma Charles

Entertainment Stage Saturday Night,  Evening of the Arts:

New England New Music Ensemble

Poetry by Charles Rafferty 

Westfield Winds

Harmony on the Sound Chorus

Newtown Center of Classical Ballet

Hat City Flutes 

Entertainment Stage Sunday:

Newtown High School Singers

Newtown High School Marching Band, The Night Hawks

Nicholas Caggiano - Star Spangled Banner

Sound Beacon

Unclaimed Baggage


Art of Farming Saturday:

The Importance of Wild Pollinators

Sweet Heaven: The Art of Maple Syrup

Why Does the Chicken Live in Newtown

Secrets of The Victory Garden: Compost

All Things Bee

Goats For All!

Art Oasis Sunday

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN)

Dance Pavilion Saturday

Graceful Planet

Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet

XFitMA-Martial Arts

Kariamu West African Drumming

Dance Etc. School for Performing Arts

Dance Pavilion Sunday

Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance`

Connecticut Dance


Kariamu West African Drumming

Make & Take Tent Saturday


A Global Welcome! 

Library Cards into Notebooks

Retro Potholders

Make & Take Tent Sunday

A Global Welcome!

Bottles of Hope

Cardboard University

Art of Science Tent Saturday

Musical Instruments : Physics in Motion

Visual Arts: Playing with Time

Art of Science Tent Sunday

Everwonder Children's Museum

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, Title Sponsor

The Newtown Bee, Media Sponsor

Leverage Marketing Group, Tent Sponsor

Newtown Savings Bank, Tent Sponsor

Newtown Parks and Recreation, Band Sponsor

Business Sponsors:

Keno Graphics, Regent Wealth Management Group, Renewal by Anderson Window Replacement,  eFriend Marketing Agency, Associated Refuse Haulers, Webster Bank, The Laurel Rock Co.

Ken and Laura, Patron Sponsors

Friends of The Festival:  NCC Ballet &  Voice, Zephyr Lock, Dental Associates of CT

The Newtown Cultural Arts  Commission Members:

Jen Johnston Cebry, Chairman

Andrea Spencer

Tracy Van Buskirk

Julie Davis Friend

Grant Ossendryver

Terry Sagedy

Elaine Martin

Virginia Zimmerman

Laura Lerman

Deb Zukowski

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