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September 2019

Paint and Plant Night

September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Essex Paint and Sip, 12 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Essex Paint and Sip is hosting a "Paint and Plant" Night in Essex Village! Participants will paint a custom design on a flower pot and then plant flowers in that pot for their home or a perfect gift. All materials and expert instruction is pro-vided. No experience required and all ages welcome! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot today at essexpaintandsip.com

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Autumn Arts Festival Gallery Group Show Opening Reception

September 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free

This is a group show for artists and artisans participating in the Juried Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival on October 12th and 13th.  Only artists participating in the Madison Arts Festival have been invited to submit for this gallery show.  There is no specific theme and Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood,…

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October 2019

Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Autumn Arts Festival

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Center Killingworth, 276 N Parker Hill Rd
Killingworth, 06419 United States
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An Art-Filled Weekend with Live Music on the Madison Green The Arts Center Killingworth returns to the Madison Connecticut Town Green to present its Annual Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday, October 12, 10-5pm, and Sunday, October 13, 12-5pm (rain date Monday, October 14, 10-5pm) with new and original artwork and fine crafts created by established and emerging artists from throughout Connecticut and the tri-state region. The Festival is located at Boston Post Road (Route 1) and Copse Road, and…

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Scarecrow Festival 2019

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - October 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Scarecrow FestiFall Press Release As the Essex Scarecrow Festival’s outdoor movie showing in the Essex Town Park is coming up, there have been concerns about the festival regarding the possibility of mosquitoes carrying the EEE virus and WNV to be an issue during the time of the event at 6:30pm. The Essex Park and Recreation is working directly with the Town of Essex Public Health Director to address any concerns about the mosquito EEE virus and WNV (West Nile Virus).…

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Haunted River 2019

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$13 – $17

Witch Trials, the XYZ Bandit, Madam Sherri and more. ALL NEW stories based on Connecticut River Valley Myths and Legends! Ghost tours depart every twenty minutes beginning at 6:00 pm each night. Tickets $17 Adults, $13 Children ages 7-12. Purchase tickets at: ctrivermuseum.org (This event is not appropriate for children under 7) -Tours begin at the Lay House just west of the Museum. -Event takes place in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly. -Delays on departure time are normal and…

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MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM PRESENTS: J.M.W. TURNER: WATERCOLORS FROM THE TATE

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Mystic Seaport Museum is the only U.S. venue for this milestone exhibition of almost 100 of J.M.W. Turner's watercolor masterpieces from the collection of the Tate Museum in London. Watercolors from Tate brings together luminous landscapes and atmospheric seascapes, architectural and topographical sketches, travel drawings, and even a number of intimate interior views. The exhibition, which runs from October 5 to February 23, 2020, spans the entirety of Turner’s long career and, by focusing on the artist’s watercolors, provides…

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November 2019

Celestial Navigation

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join Roy E. Kilgard, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of the Practice in Astronomy, on a celestial navigation journey beginning in England in the 1600s up through the mid-20th century. Kilgard integrates the development of navigational charts and navigational instruments through the years and the connection between astronomy and navigation. His topics include how to translate what you observe as you look out at the horizon with images printed on a navigational chart, chart making, plotting navigational positions, as well as the…

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Author Discussion with Beatriz Williams

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Global Trade, 17th Century Style

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Today Americans depend on trade with China for many of the consumer goods that make our lives comfortable. The English Puritans who settled the Connecticut Valley in the 17th century also turned to global trade to make their lives as comfortable as they had been at home in England. The Connecticut River was the great water highway that connected the producers of these natural resources to the broad markets around the Atlantic Rim. Brenda Milkofsky leads our discussion on Global…

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Holiday Reception

November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The artists of the Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative would like to invite one and all to our Holiday Reception. Celebrate with us before the “Holiday Frenzy” takes hold. Join us on Sunday, November 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at 55 Main Street, Essex. Meet our artists and crafters. Join us for a libation and all manner of nibbles (we are known for our great food)! See our beautiful shop, made even more beautiful for the holidays. Be sure to…

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Sip & Shop

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Let’s Celebrate! Holiday Show

November 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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We all celebrate in different ways for many occasions, including various holidays, births, anniversaries, weddings or just because we’re happy! We are calling for abstract and representation art in all mediums including photography which illustrate through imagery, color, pattern or subject matter this idea. This is an extremely popular show at Spectrum and space is limited. The gallery store will be looking for seasonal items including ornaments for the gallery’s annual tree. Store items do not need to follow the…

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Let’s Celebrate! – Opening Reception for Holiday Show

November 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest Holiday show: Let’s Celebrate! (Nov 22-Jan 12) with original artwork and fine crafts that explore ways we celebrate for many occasions, including holidays, births, anniversaries, weddings or just because we're happy! Come and discover a variety of artwork, fine crafts and handmade ornaments on our six-foot annual holiday tree. Perfect for yourself or a holiday gift! The exhibit opens Friday, Nov 22 with a reception (6:30-9pm) with food, wine and…

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December 2019

Shop & Stroll

December 7, 2019
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shop & Stroll at the 15th Biennial Holiday House Tour in Historic Essex Presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT   The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through seven distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex. Visitors can also get a…

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Chilli, Cheap & Chilly 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Essex Art Association, 10 N Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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January 2020

26th Annual Holiday Train Show

January 21, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Steve Cryan’s family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back on track at the Connecticut River Museum for its 26th year! A fully operational 26 foot train layout, tugboat and train memorabilia, “I SPY" scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun for all ages! Come see what surprises train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! Member Opening November 26, 2019 Public Opening November 27, 2019 Sponsored by Lorensen Auto Group and Webster Bank

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Spectrum Gallery Exhibit Opens – Appreciating the Everyday

January 24, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Begin the new year with a new exhibition at Spectrum Gallery: Appreciating the Everyday. Explore original artwork that showcases the imagery of daily events and objects that while we may take them for granted, make our lives easier and more pleasurable – the family dinner, a bottle of wine, a fireplace, and more! Show opens Friday, January Jan 24 with an Opening Reception with wine and refreshments from 6:30-9pm.  The exhibit runs through March 15th. 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.…

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Open Call to Connecticut Artists

January 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative Store Front

The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for artists! f you are a Connecticut artist and looking for a new venue to showcase your work, we could be it! We are located in Essex, Ct a well-known tourist attraction and shopper’s destination. We have been established since 1980 and believe we are the oldest Co-op in the state. Stop in, enjoy the refreshments, chat with one of our artists and find out what we are all about.…

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Introduction to Mah Jong

January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Mah Jong is a fascinating game that originated in China and was adopted by Americans in the 1920s. It is a game for 4 people played with beautifully carved Chinese tiles. Allison Friday has taught American and Chinese Mah Jong for about 15 years. Always intrigued by small pieces in boxes, she fell in love with and purchased a Mah Jong set at an antique store before she even knew what it was. Allison will present an illustrated introduction to…

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February 2020

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$42

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft. RiverQuest, an environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars is included in ticket price as well as admission to…

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Live Birds of Prey Show

February 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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A Place Called Hope, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization, offers visitors a chance to see several species of majestic raptors up close, including a Bald Eagle. Come to learn about what makes these birds of prey so uniquely interesting. This program is free to the public and takes place in Essex Town Hall. Monday, February 17 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil Klein

February 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein will present a kind methodology for gaining your dog's cooperation based on its instincts at the Essex Library on Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. Learn how canines see the world and the underlying reasons for unwanted behaviors like hyperactivity, destructive chewing, incessant barking, toileting in the house, jumping on guests, and aggression. Learn the four main areas of canine communications, including the leadership signals that will eliminate…

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The Essex Library’s Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series: Misha Semenov

February 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office, 67 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Architect Misha Semenov with building in ecology: curing nature deficit disorder through design Did you know that Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors? Increasingly, that indoor environment is sealed off from the outside world. As we lose awareness of the natural world around us, we develop mental and physical illnesses and exacerbate the environmental crisis. The new emphasis on biophilia and the emotional connection to nature is proving to be just as important as the focus on resource efficiency…

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March 2020

On Account of Sex: A History of Women’s Suffrage in America

March 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was officially adopted, guaranteeing that American women would no longer be denied the right to vote, “on account of sex.” From Seneca Falls to suffragettes, Supreme Court cases to hunger strikes, this lecture at the Essex Library on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m., will chronicle the long and complex history of the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. Amanda Goodheart Parks is a public historian specializing in…

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Documentary Screening and Discussion: Alice’s Ordinary People

March 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement who practiced fearless activism for five decades. Her remarkable story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the election of Barack Obama, and her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. The Essex Library will host a screening and discussion…

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Talbots Shopping Party

March 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Talbots, 1 Essex Square
Essex, 06426 United States
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Shadow Dance Exhibit

March 27, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Gallery exhibit displays artwork that showcases the imagery of shadows – be they informative, mysterious, gloomy and or changeable with the season. Opening Reception Friday, March 27, 6:30-9pm with wine and refreshments. Runs through May 17. Spectrum Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm); Sun (12-5pm). (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org

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Open Call to Connecticut Artists

March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative Store Front

The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for artists on Saturday, Mar 28, 2020: 1:00PM – 4:00PM. If you are a Connecticut artist and looking for a new venue to showcase your work, we could be it.  We are located in Essex, Ct a well-known tourist attraction and shopper’s destination. We have been established since 1980 and believe we are the oldest Co-op in the state.  Stop in, enjoy the refreshments, chat with one of our artists…

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May 2020

Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

May 3, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 2020

Essex Paint and Sip, 12 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons. Guests can produce their own works of art while guided by the skilled hands of one of the many local artists on staff. As aspiring Da Vinci's paint scenes of the river, landscapes, or their own pet, they can enjoy a wide selection of wines and beer available during each session. Afterwards, guests can leave with a work of art in-hand and the knowledge that their leftover paint won't destroy the picturesque…

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June 2020

“Shadow Dance” Exhibit Extended Until July 5th!

June 4, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store will re-open to the public on June 4th with new hours of Thursday to Saturday, 12 – 6pm and Sundays, 12 – 5pm. Spectrum’s newest exhibit, Shadow Dance, has been on view in the Gallery space since March 27th (via our on line gallery, www.spectrumartgallery.org) . An exploration of original artwork that showcases the imagery of shadows in a variety of mediums, the show includes works by representational and abstract painters, collage artists, sculptors and photographers…

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July 2020

Resurgence and Regrowth: Art Show Opening

July 17, 2020 - September 6, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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The new exhibit reflects the season’s resurgence and regrowth giving us all hope for a happier and healthy future including images that reflect the “staying safe” measures we presently practice. The show opens Friday, July 17 and will close Sunday, September 6th. Gallery Hours – Thursday – Friday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

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August 2020

Artist of the Month Reception

August 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Come celebrate with us!  Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is proud to salute our member artists with an Artist of the Month reception beginning on August 2, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00.  The reception will take place at the Connecticut River Artisans shop, 55 main Street in the lovely town of Essex, CT. It is our pleasure, this month to feature Peter Simoncini, who works in Stained and Leaded Glass.  The reception will feature Peter’s work from the traditional to the whimsical. …

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September 2020

Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative September Artisan of the Month

September 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Artisan of the Month September, 2020 Connecticut River Artisans is delighted to announce our Artisan of the Month for September, Teresa Fanska.  To call Teresa an artisan, is an understatement!  She designs and sews the most adorable “Little Girl’s Dresses” in sizes from 6 months to 4 Toddler; she is a fabric “magician”. Teresa is a retired teacher, having taught grade 8 in New Haven and Meriden for 35 years.  She embarked on her dress-making business in 2016.  It is…

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Autumn Arts Festival Exhibit

September 18, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Spectrum Gallery and Artisan’s Store presents The Autumn Arts Festival Exhibit, showcasing select work by participating artists in the 2020 Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green.  The seven-week gallery exhibit opens to the public on Friday, September 18 and runs through Sunday, November 8.  (Due to Covid-19, there is no opening reception for this exhibit. The Gallery is also adhering to all safety measures and asks that visitors wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entering the Gallery.) In…

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November 2020

CT River Artisans Holiday Artist’s Reception

November 15, 2020
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative Store Front

Connecticut River Artisans invites one and all to join us for our Holiday Reception on Sunday, November 15th.  Take some time to relax with us, have a goodie, have some wine and meet some of our Artists before the Holiday rush.

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February 2021

Top Tips For Winter Storm & Flooding Readiness

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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UConn Extension Educator Mary Ellen Welch will talk about making your personal supply kit and making pet and car emergency kits for the Essex Library on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom. She will also cover basic weather terms and their meanings and risks. Welch will provide recommendations for staying in touch with family and friends, how to stay safe if you stay or go, and tips for dealing with power outages. This is the first in a…

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March 2021

Spectrum Art Gallery Exhibit: Entanglements

March 20 - May 2
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Art Gallery Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest exhibit, Entanglements with an opening weekend Saturday, March 20 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 21 (1-6pm) with wine and safely bagged snacks. The six-week exhibit (through May 2) is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  Entanglements will allow visitors to discover original representational and abstract artwork that explores the complex and creative ways objects and people intertwine.  A wide selection of paintings, mixed media, sculpture, and photography are available.

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April 2021

One Book/One Community

April 1 - April 21
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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A free virtual author talk with award-winning authors James Fallows and Deborah Fallows on Zoom for “Our Towns: a 100,00-Mile Journey Into The Heart of America”  is the culminating event of the Essex Library’s American Library Association Libraries Transforming Communities grant to support community engagement efforts. RSVP: (860) 767-1560 or click HERE!

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J.McLaughlin Sip & Shop

April 7 - April 8
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2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show

April 30 - May 2
Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The annual show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and YachtWorld. Boaters from all over New England down to New York get excited to visit the Connecticut Spring Boat Show. Attendees will see a wide range of new and…

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May 2021

J.McLaughlin Mother’s Day

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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J.McLaughlin Sip and Shop

May 12 - May 13
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Spectrum Art Gallery Exhibit: Abstracting Nature

May 14 - July 2
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Discover new and original artwork that explores how artists envision the majesty of nature in all its variety, color, and abundance.  At Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store’s newest exhibit, Abstracting Nature, experience both impressionistic and abstract work in this seven-week show which kicks off Friday, May 14 and is celebrated with an Open House Weekend, Saturday, May 15 (12:30-6pm) and Sunday, May 16 (12:30-5pm).

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Coloring for Adults

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$12

We’re all stressed these days, especially after a year of dealing with navigating life amid a global pandemic. Coloring has been a longtime popular outlet to creatively diffuse this stress and encourage creativity. We’re not talking about kiddie books and crayolas. We will work with beautifully detailed books filled with mandalas, floral images, fantastical creatures, enchanting women, entangled designs, and more. A wide variety of mediums are used in this workshop–colored pencils, markers, gel pens. Participants will select from handouts…

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June 2021

J. McLaughlin Sip and Shop

June 2 - June 3
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Early Summer Pressed Botanical Workshop

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$10 – $45

The focus of this workshop is making cards and other larger pieces suitable for framing and gift giving.  All pieces made in the workshop will have Spring and Early Summer themes using pressed petals and leaves.  Learn how to press the botanicals and apply them to a heavy cardstock.  Your creations will make a lovely gift for someone or to keep for yourself.   Supplies include an abundance of pressed botanicals, cards and paper. No experience necessary. Spectrum Gallery adheres to…

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HILL-STEAD MUSEUM

June 18 @ 11:00 am
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Engage in the exploration of history, art, and architecture as you take a virtual tour with the Essex Library of the 1901 Colonial Revival home of the Pope and Riddle families on Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m. Learn about the family as industrialists, world-travelers and art collectors. Hear the stories of their late-1880’s Grand Tour of Europe. Discover the Pope family’s collection of art treasures, most notably the works of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, and the many decorative…

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July 2021

12th Annual Essex Auto Club Car Show

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5

The Essex Auto Club will hold it’s 12th Annual Car Show in Essex on July 4th. As in prior years, this event promises to have a wide variety of automobiles on display, ranging from classics to more contemporary offerings – there’s something for everyone to see. The Car Show will be held at the Connecticut River Museum – both “Upper” and “Lower” lawns – from 10:00am-2:00pm on Sunday, July 4th. The Essex Auto Club is a non-profit organization – all…

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Splashes, Drips and Drops Art Exhibit

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook opens its newest exhibit, Splashes, Drips and Drops on Friday, July 16 (12-6pm) and celebrated throughout its opening weekend, Saturday, July 17 (12-6pm) and Sunday, July 18 (12-5pm). The exhibit, which runs through September 5, is located at 61 Main St., Centerbrook, Connecticut and includes wine and safely bagged snacks for the Opening Weekend. Discover new and original artworks that explore the creativity and spontaneity of liquids…and not just water!  There are many new fine artists and…

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October 2021

The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage

October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5 – $10

Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America’s Great Rivers Series Columbia River Maritime Museum The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage Presented by: Captain Bruce Jones, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Deputy Director, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon

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