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Newtown, Connecticut's 4th Arts Festival with two days of spectacular weather was held on the grounds of Fairfield Hills. Members of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission presented a two day family friendly event as part of a month of art related activities. With five tented workshops and demonstrations occurring simultaneously ranging from music, dance, the spoken word, fiber arts, to kid's activities there was something for everyone. In addition there were substantial art/craft, and food vendors who offered assorted delights.

Photos of special note:

Lisa Schwartz, Newtown's first Poet Laureate was announced at the Festival Photos 017-027

Tracy Van Buskirk, Winner of the Newtown Arts Festival Poster Contest for 2015, Photo 28

A New Beginning Salon's third year at the Arts Festival with a "living hair and make-up model. 2015's model is the Aveda Environmental Bride. Aveda hair color and makeup compliment a dress made from recycled Aveda color boxes for the skirt, color instructions inserts for the bodice, daily work tickets for the trim. The bride, Tallie's bouquet, is created with paper made in a small village in Nepal. It is a full salon team effort, Photos 057-067

Carol St Amand Romer, owner of A New Beginning with model, Photo 65

Helen Brickfield, marketing, A New Beginning with model, Photo 66

Adrian Landon's Mechanical Horse which galloped. Photos 072-077. The last photos show Adrian taking down the horse and preparing it for travel Photos 432-437. A short iPhone video of the horse galloping may be seen under Rooster Ball 2015 photos

Inaugural Lantern Parade Photos 161-193

Maureen Trotto and Beth Young, 10x10 Play Festival, ten 10 minute plays by local playwrights and local directors. Photos 196-235

Ashley Gong, a Newtown High School Junior and one of five 2014 National Student Poet Ambassadors, Photo 333

Thanks to all who organized and brought this wonderful Newtown event to life!

Terry Sagedy, Newtown Arts Festival Committee Chairman and Sponsors


Andrea Brady,  Rooster Ball

Andrea Spencer, Rooster Ball, and Stage Manager Arts Festival
Beckett Kohl-Condon, Children's Art Party

Craig Harmeling, Grounds, Trash, Water, Porta Potties

Curt Symes, Commission on Aging

Dan Kennedy, Printing

Donna Mangiafico, Poster Contest, Newtown Arts Festival Sales, and Treasurer

Elaine Barbera, Social Media and Entry Gate

Fran Pennarella, Legal

James Wolff, Project Manager

Jennifer Johnson, Community Liaison

Jennifer Rogers, Artistic Make & Take, Fiber Arts Tents

Jim Cebry, Grounds/Rentals

John, Electrical

Kate Meyer, Organization Liaison

Kelley Johnson, Four Wordsmiths

Laura Lerman, Public Relations

Laurie Wright, Volunteers

Linda Parsloe, Graphic Designer

Lindsay Kelkres, Videographer

Mark Coleman, Website

Mark DeWolff, Fire Safety

Marleen Cafarelli, Photography

Nancy Cole, Graphic Designer

Officer Rick Monkton, Security and Traffic

Rob Kaiser, Parade

Robert Rabinowitz, Music Tent and MC

Stacey Olszewski, Food Vendors and Artist Market

Victoria Munoz, Spoken Word Tent

Music Tent:

Mad Hatter Chorus, My Dad's Truck, Father Nelson and the Backsliders, Grupo Los Santos, Newtown High School Band, Newtown High School Singers, Darkest Shade Off The Hook, S-Curl Incident from West Conn

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