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The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission established the Newtown Arts Festival in 2012 to promote and support local arts and the community through arts-inspired entertainment, education, exhibits, and sales. The festival showcases all forms of creative expression, such as visual arts, dance and music in the setting of a town-wide celebration. Proceeds will support grants and scholarships for local artists and arts organizations, future festivals, and other work of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

Arts Festival Committee:

Laura Lerman was a fearless leader and is Chair of the Cultural Arts Commission

Barbara Snyder efficiently took the reins for the entire Arts Festival

Nancy Cole was this year's talented artist who designed the poster and logo

Jen and Mike Guman orchestrated the Music Tent

Andrea and Warren Spencer organized the food trucks and Beer/Wine Garden

Jen and Jim Cebry set up and took down the entire event at Fairfield Hills.

Deb Zukowski organized the Art of Science Tent

Tracy Van Buskirk brought us the artful Make and Take Tent

Andrea Stratford choreographed this year's Dance Pavilion

Jen Rogers facilitated the Fiber Arts Tent

Paula Brinkman and Nancy Cole did Terrific Totes

Connie Widman rounded up all of our volunteers for the event.

There were a host of others behind the scenes who volunteered their time to make the Arts Festival happen: Lynn Hungaski, Kenneth Lerman, Elaine Martin, Dina Sabia, Rob Kaiser, Sue Kassirer, Everwonder Museum, Newtown Savings Bank and a host of others.

Music September 17th,  Friday Night Concert, Beer/Wine Garden/Food Truck

Gold Roots Band

Alternate Routes,  "The band that helped us remember, we are how we treat each other, and nothing more".

Music September 18th:

Ed Accardi - Belden Wheeler - The Steve Clarke Band - The Shoutbacks - The Doug Wahlberg Band

Music September 19th:

Newtown High School Band, The Nighthawks - Nine North - Sean Lemkey - Union Rail - The Steve Rodgers Band

Dance September 18th:

Master Class with Rockette, Maddie Rodrigue - Graceful Planet - CT Dance - Lathrop School of Dance - Dance Etc.

Dance September 19th:

Danbury Music Centre - Ashurst Irish School of Dance - SOVA Theater Marvelous Metamorphosis - Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet - Station Dance Academy

Featured Artists: SOVA Dance & Puppet Theater and Masterdance Class with Maddie Rodrigue


Weenie Lynn's - Firehouse Grill - Fork in the Road - Keifer's Kettle Korn - Sultan Kebab Turkish Food Truck -Twins BBQ Co  - Bubble & Brew - Ferris Acres Creamery - The Green Grunion - Bowlvine

Make & Take Activities for Kids: Tie Dye Look T-shirts - SOVA Butterfly Puppet Making Workshop - Cardboard Collage - Cardboard University - Tatting Demo & Give Knitting a Try 

Art of Science for Kids: Everwonder Children's Museum presents the Art of Motion - SHU's Discovery - Science Center & Planetarium presents the Persistence of Vision

Art Oasis: "Plein Air" painting demonstration by SCAN - Fiber Arts Weaving demos, making potholders

Terrific Tots: Paint your own totebag


Aquila’s Nest Vineyards - Silver Street Glass - Flame Licked Designs - MKM Wood Kreations - Knot Your Bowls - Clay in the Potters Hands - Brian Likes Paper - Creatively Yours - Wonderland Jam - Ben’s Bells Project - Earth Rhymes Jewelry - Abuella’s Essentials - Sky Blue Designs - Brookfield Craft Center - Edmond Town Hall - NewArts-CH Booth Library - Sunlight and Adventure-Windover Farm and Mill - The Sno Company -  Renewal by Anderson - The Bling Stop - Wrenhouse Atelier - Tiffany Wood - Eric’s Art - Gypsy Beads - The Green Gift - Dance Etc. -  Resiliency Center - The Newtown Bee - The Housatonic Waldorf School - Sophia’s Hope to Cure EB - The Democratic Committee - The Republican Committee - Sharon Cohen Artworks - The Provey Collaborative - Peter Warren Books - Seth Eats Paint - Baseball Card Display LLC-Galeria De Noslen - Folkloric Jewelry - Lisa Medoff Designs - LMNT Jewelry - RCK Copper Creations - Sorgetown - Mercedes Arensberg - Moon Rut - Avi’s Creative Designs - Apex Glass - Friends of Newtown Seniors -  Catherine Hubbard Animal Sanctuary - Danbury Music Centre - WHO IS HD ART

Media Sponsors: The Newtown Bee - WMNR Radio

Maestro Sponsors: Aquila's Nest Vineyards - Pleasant Paws Pet Center - Newtown Savings Bank

Vintner Sponsors: Newtown Family Dentistry - Smithland Pet & Garden Center Agway - Ingersoll Auto of Danbury - Maplewood at Newtown 

Featured Artist Sponsor: Apex Glass

Aficionado Sponsors: Dr Joseph K. Young Village Eye Care - Lathrop School of Dance - Koenig Frame Works - Town of Newtown Parks & Recreation - Savings Bank of Danbury - Union Savings Bank - Art & Frame - New England Tile Design - Curtis Packaging - Ferris Mulch Products - Aquarion Water Company - Honnan Funeral Home - Ken and Laura

Festival Fans Sponsors: Dental Associates of CT - Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet &  Voice - Merryhill Child Care Center Inc. - Newtown Hardware - Zephyr Lock - Friends of Newtown Seniors - Oak Barrel Wine & Spirits - Red Baron - Tom Saint Painting & Remodeling - Renewal by Anderson - Hollandia Nursery - Bottle Stop Wine & Spirit Superstore - Villarina's Pasta Shop of Newtown - Ring's End - Fine Floors by Mathison - Your Healthy Pet - Newtown Pools - Station Dance Academy

Festival Friends Sponsors: Laurelrock Landscapes - Julie Allen Bridals - Associated Refuse Haulers

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