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The Newtown Arts Festival evolves from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

Held on the Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, CT the three day and 6th annual Newtown Arts Festival launched Friday night September 15th with singer and songwriter Sawyer Fredericks. The opening bands were One Track Mind and Tales of Joy.

The September 16th and 17th festival featured artisans, live music, art activities, dance performances, food trucks/booths, and a wine and beer garden. Saturday evening culminated with Theater al Fresco featuring Newtown Town Players, Stray Kats Theatre Company, and Ridgefield Theater Barn

Jennifer Cebrey, 2017 Chairman of the Arts Festival


Laura Lerman, Terry Sagedy, John Conk, Tracy Van Buskirk, Walter Dolan, Rob Kaiser, Grant Ossendryver, Andrea Spencer, Jim Cebrey, Ken Lerman and many others who worked tirelessly organizing and presenting the event.

Grant Ossendryver, Music Tent Host 

Music provided by:

Leaky Beats, Zuzu's Petals, Fabulous Shedman, Gilbert, Dylan Cortese, Unclaimed Baggage, Newtown High School Chorus, Modern Edge, Newtown High School Band, Riazza, Abby and the Roadsters, Cheap Thrill

Dance Pavilion:

Radhika Srivastara, Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet, Graceful Planet, Journey Dance by JoJo Keane, XFitMA, Dance Etc. School for Performing Arts, Kaiholunuie Polynesian Dance Company, Pilobolus, CT Dance, Ashurst Irish Dance

Make & Take Tent:

Library Card Bookmarks, Printmaking, Sugar Scrub, Haiku, Origami, Bottles of Hope, Ikea Hacks

All Day: Cool Down and Color, Tatting Demonstrations, Knitting Demonstrations, Candlewood Fencing

Lantern Tent: The Lantern Shop making lanterns

Ben's Bells

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) artist members

Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation

Cultural Arts Commission Grant Winners: George Duncan, Virginia Zimmerman, Flagpole Photographers

Cultural Arts Commission Scholarship Winners: Julia Bogdanoff, Genevive Brock, Dylan Cortese

Art Festival Sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

Media Sponsor: The Newtown Bee

Food Court Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Main Stage Sponsor: Shh... co. Sandy Hook Hair Company

Band Sponsors: Newtown Parks and Recreation, Regent Wealth Management Group

Business Sponsors: The Laurelrock Company, Associated Refuse Haulers,

Patron Sponsors: Ken and Laura Supporting the Arts in Newtown, Law Offices of James O. Gaston

Business Sponsors: Dental Associates of Connecticut, GreenIT, Webster Bank, Renewal By Anderson, Conaway Designs, Leverage Marketing Group

Event Sponsor: Marketsage

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