Trumbull fest attracts 65 artists to Green
Published 5:19 pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Trumbull Arts Commission Coordinator Emily Areson might not be able to "reconcile a check book" with great precision, but when it comes to creative talent and ingenuity, it's an entirely different matter.
"As I frequently tell my husband, I could probably make him a house out of dryer lint," she said, laughing.
Areson has a passion for working with her hands, "creating something," anything, really. And she will allow her artistic instincts to run wild while using whatever odds and ends happen to be at hand.
"I do crafts, Victoriana -- a lot of different things," she said. "The arts are very important to me and my entire family."
It is this love of the arts that Areson brings to her role as coordinator of the 35th annual Trumbull Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, on the Town Hall Green. This year marks Areson's 25th anniversary as coordinator.
Areson said the event is so successful because of high-quality arts and crafts, its great lineup of entertainment and its troupe of loyal volunteers.
This year's show will feature 65 artists and crafters from the tri-state area and beyond, she said, who were selected to show their wares following a competitive examination by show's jury.
More InformationTrumbull Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., Trumbull. Rain or shine. Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Hundreds of pieces of fine artwork, photography and sculpture in various media will be available for purchase and "the artists will be delighted to talk to (visitors) about their works."
Hand-crafted items, including garden ornaments, sea glass jewelry, pottery and children's accessories, will be among the items on view.
"Entertainment enhances the festival," Areson said. This year, the lead-off singer will be Lori Vellardito at 11:30 a.m., followed at noon by Emily Pisarra, a high school senior who will be performing a medley of Broadway hits and favorites.
At 12:30 p.m., the winners of the juried art show will be announced, followed by "Karen & Rob's Salute to Broadway" at 1. The Jerrod Cattey Jazz Quintet is scheduled to take the stage at 2:30.
Among the food vendors will be Paradise Island, members of the Trumbull High School Golden Eagles Marching Band, Lou's Kettle Corn and Christophe's Crepe Truck.
Several community groups and organizations will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions, including the Discovery Museum, Majestic Theatre Restoration Committee and the Trumbull Animal Group.
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Trumbull Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., Trumbull. Rain or shine. Sunday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 203-452-5065, www.trumbull-ct.gov.