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March 2020

Soul, Stax, and Civil Rights

March 25 @ 6:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Fairfield University Professor of Music, composer and bassist Brian Q. Torff will analyze the tremendous impact of soul music during the 1950’s-70’s, focusing on the legacy of Stax Records in Memphis on March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Essex Library. Stax Records produced hits from Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T. & the MGs, Sam and Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, and the Staples Singers. Torff’s 2018 trip to Memphis and Mississippi will feature his…

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Talbots Shopping Party

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

March 27 - May 17
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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Drawing Two

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$150

Take your drawing to the next level by combining shapes and forms into 2 and 3D figures. Learn to setup a still life. Focus on composition, perspective, background/foreground objects, shadow, light and tones of gray, black and white. Work with pastels, colored pencils, chalk and charcoal. Material list available or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Teaching Artist Edward Rosado studied commercial art and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He worked at Hartfield & Zody’s Retail…

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Open Call to Connecticut Artists

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

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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BeethovenFest

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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$5 – $40

Seven world-renowned musicians perform Serenade for String Trio in D Major, Op. 8 and Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 in honor of Beethoven's 250th anniversary. Buy tickets here.

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April 2020

Creating a Collage with a Theme

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$200

This is a class for those who have always been curious about collage and mixed media or for those who have experience but would like to work in a group situation exploring new materials and ideas.  Everyone in this class after arriving at a primary collage image and accompanying story will sort through illustrated calendars, art books, magazines and sheet music, etc. (their own or use the instructors) to find supporting visual images for their themed collage.  Balance and composition…

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Watercolor Painting Classes for Beginning and Intermediate Levels

April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

This class is for anyone who is curious about painting in watercolors or wants to improve their abilities. You will learn watercolor techniques and painting composition. We will begin with some exercises in the basic skills and then apply these to complete a painting. Included will be practicing wet in wet, glazing and dry brush techniques. We will learn how to use different brushes and how to choose and mix colors. Edith will demonstrate, provide subject photos or you can…

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Spring Acrylic Studio

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

Adult painting sessions for intermediate, advanced and beginner levels.  Artists work from reference photos (yours or supplied - primarily landscape or still life). Regular painting demonstrations and the instructor painting along with allows for total freedom to explore the medium and help if needed. Each artist receives individual attention working at their own pace and within their own abilities to develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition and color theory.  Paintings are developed to a finished stage, working with final…

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Painting with Wood Stain Workshop

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

In this unique workshop participants learn to use water based wood stain and a Dremel rotary as a painting medium for representational or more abstract pieces. The techniques are similar to painting with watercolor or acrylic using additive and subtractive methods, drawing, scratching, layering and staining to create your first wood stain painting! Participants receive a set of primary wood stains (red, blue, yellow, black and white) a piece of wood and watercolor paper to paint on. Date: Sunday, April…

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6th Annual Fundraiser Pasta Supper Karaoke Night

April 18 @ 6:00 pm
The First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill
Essex, 06426 United States
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Fundraiser Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night Benefiting $1250 Making A Difference Award offered to a VRHS Senior Student Hosted by The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC The Sixth Annual Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night will be held 6pm Saturday, April 18 at The First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill in Essex Village. Sponsored by the church’s Outreach & Justice Committee, proceeds from the event benefit the $1,250 “Making A Difference” Award, open to graduating seniors at Valley…

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Creating Comic Book and Fantasy Characters Workshop

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

In this workshop learn how to create unique characters for animation, comics, picture books, games and fantasy and how to bring your characters to life. We will discuss the importance of expression, color, shape, movement and design as well as making dynamic costumes and clothing. Industry standards used by animators and production artists to create characters will also be reviewed. A personal sketchbook is recommended but not required. If you have anything specific you like to draw with, bring it…

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The Great Gatsby

April 22 - May 10
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy Wednesday, April 22 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age, Simon Levy’s play captures the breathtaking glamor and decadent excess of the 1920s.

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The Art of Writing Poetry about Art Workshop

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

In this three-and half hour workshop, participants will create original poems that respond to, comment on, or take inspiration from, works of art that they themselves have created, works currently hanging in the Spectrum Gallery, or works by others, including famous painters. The workshop will include warm-up exercises, utilizing the Permission to Play with Language Model, developed by Steven Ostrowski for participants at the Central Connecticut Writing Project, and the writing and workshopping of original poems about works of art. Every…

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May 2020

Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

May 3
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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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Intro to Alcohol Ink & Creating Abstracts Workshop

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

Looking for a new way to express yourself artistically? Try painting with alcohol ink! This workshop introduces you to the what and how of working with alcohol ink as well as creating abstracts. Tools provided for use. Supplies include alcohol ink, ceramic tiles, and Yupo paper. Cost: $40 plus $20 material fee paid to the instructor Note: Bring your hair dryer with nozzle attachment.  

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Preserving Family History Treasures

May 6 @ 1:30 pm

Family members gather together documents, photos and other memorabilia to preserve the lives of their loved ones. However, nothing lasts forever. Paper slowly turns yellow and becomes brittle. Leather slowly turns to dust. Cloth loses its color and gradually weakens and tears at the lightest touch. The letters, documents, photographs and other items that connect us to the past lives of family members are under constant attack. Even digital photographs and scanned letters can be lost due to improper storage…

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Online Class: Get to Know Your Digital Camera Part I

May 7 - May 28
$80

Learn what all those buttons are on your camera and how to use them.  Learn the basic tenants of the exposure triangle, the creative use of shutter speed and aperture to create more compelling and artistic photos. How to review images for proper exposure.  Various focusing modes and how to take your photos from your camera to your computer and cell phone for storage, editing and sharing.  **Recommended camera is a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera with various modes and…

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Online Class: The Art of Collage

May 13 - June 10
$120

In this five week class you will create a main subject (birds, fish, flowers, trees) to collage from start to finish.  You will learn how to choose your main focal point, the pros and cons of various substrates and the preparation of the background.  You will learn how to create an interesting paper palette through color, values, pattern and texture.  Your instructor will guide you in the placement and paper preparation as well as how to adhere them to the…

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Cats! But not the musical, presented by Dr. Buck Drummond

May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Cats. What do they want? What do they need? Why do they do that? These little predators can be fascinating and frustrating in equal measure. Trying to see things from their point of view can enrich your feline relationships. Learn about a veterinarian’s perspective on Felis domesticus on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in a Zoom virtual meeting. Dr. Drummond will start this presentation with the topic of cat behavior and will include more immediate concerns about caring for…

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Native Gardens

May 27 - June 14
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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By Karen Zacarias A fence divides two backyards. An older white couple has lived for a long time on one side of the fence. On the other side, a young Latino couple has just moved in. Both couples are avid gardeners. One garden has lush grass and very symmetrical garden beds. The other is unkempt, natural and organic. Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

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June 2020

“Shadow Dance” Exhibit Extended Until July 5th!

June 4 - July 5
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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Summer Cabaret Series: As We Stumble Along

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

Our Broadway Journey featuring Joseph Dellger and Stacia Fernandez stars of Native Gardens.  Les Mis, Ragtime, Phantom, The Drowsy Chaperone, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – these are just some of the musicals Joseph and Stacia have performed in either on Broadway, Off-Broadway or on National Tours.  Meet and greet after the show. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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CT River Artisans Reopening on June 15th

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative is delighted to be reopening on June 15th. We have been cleaning, sanitizing, and following all State guidelines for a safe shopping experience. Our hours will be the same 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Join us on June 15th for the unique shopping experience which Connecticut River Artisans has and will continue to provide. See your favorite artists, old and new. We are looking forward…

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Flashdance: The Musical

June 24 - July 26
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Music by Robbie Roth; Lyrics by Robert Cary & Robbie Roth Book by Tom Hedley and Robert Cary   Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dreams. Based on the Paramount Pictures film, Flashdance boasts an iconic score and pop hits including…

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Better Health for the Long Run with special guest Dr. Dana Krete

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on our next Zoom Webinar on June 24th at 3pm where we interview Dr. Dana Krete, Naturopath, ND, LaC and you will learn how it's possible to reverse many chronic health conditions. Dr. Krete has practiced in Connecticut for over 10 years since completing her post graduate studies, including spending 7 years as an acupuncturist at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine department. She continues to attend Integrative Medicine meetings at Middlesex where she is part of…

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July 2020

Casey Carle’s BubbleMania: Comedy…With A Drip!

July 3 @ 11:00 am
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

Casey Carle, award-winning, international performer brings his BubbleMania: Comedy…With a Drip! back to the Ivoryton Playhouse with jaw-dropping bubble sculptures, funky funny foam, jazz inspired bubble choreography and eye-popping giant bubbles.  Come see this guy combine soap, slapstick and showmanship to amaze and amuse all ages! Tickets $15 all ages

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Artist of The Month Event: Barb Richard

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative welcomes the month of June and the start of Summer. We return to our Artist of the Month event with our Jeweler and two-time president, Barb Richard. To say that Barb is a “Jeweler” is an understatement for sure. Barb’s pieces range from formal to fun. She is known for her remarkable beadwork and has been featured in numerous publications. Her bead acorns are her trademark and were the first pieces to be lauded in a…

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Online Class: Storytelling with Collage

July 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$120

We are each a unique soul and as a “Creative” inspired by all we see! As a” Creative”, we are compelled to collect, gather, and put together in meaningful ways, all we feel and think. Gathering organic, natural materials, colorful and tactile ephemera, can be used to SHARE and INSPIRE A STORY! This session, we will explore, collect and organize materials into bundles to create a visual layout for our stories and then learn to adhere them to a substrate…

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Haunted Connecticut Jr: Spooky Stories For The Whole Family

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

Presented By Dr Stephen Gencarella.  Musical Accompaniment By Frank Natter. Dr. Gencarella is a tenured professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a folklorist whose research examines the myths, legends, and cultural traditions of New England. He teaches classes on humor and comedy studies and on the global folklore of alcoholic beverages.  This new show of storytelling and music is suitable for ages 5 +.  In association with the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program. Tickets $15 all ages

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Design This Summer – Fashion Camp I

July 13 @ 9:30 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Center Killingworth, 276 N Parker Hill Rd
Killingworth, 06419 United States
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$360

FASHION WEEK I July 13-17, 2020 | Ages 11-15 Mornings are spent working with a professional illustrator learning to draw the fashion silhouette as live models pose for your sketches. End the week of illustration with a portfolio ready piece. Afternoons are spent with professional seamstresses learning to read, pin and cut a pattern of your choice. Construct and finish your garment by sewing and adding accessories. Professional hair and makeup stylists help prepare you for the end of the…

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Online Class: Writing Poems About Art

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$80

The Art of Writing Poems about Art is an on line Zoom class being offered by Spectrum Art Gallery. Steven Ostrowski, a published poet, painter, and professor, will offer an online Zoom workshop in which participants engage in the art of writing poems about artworks. Using the “Permission to Play with Language” model that Professor Ostrowski developed for the Central Connecticut Writing Project, participants will create new, imagistic poems about an artwork or several artworks of their choice—whether that be…

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Alfresco Thursdays with CT River Artisans

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock: Small Pond All Stars

July 16 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 16 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. This week’s band is the Small Pond All Stars, a popular local music group that has played…

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Open House For Artists

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for artists on Sunday, July 19, 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 some of our artists…

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Design This Summer – Fashion Camp II

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Center Killingworth, 276 N Parker Hill Rd
Killingworth, 06419 United States
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$360

FASHION WEEK II July 20-24, 2020 | Ages 15-18 During Fashion Week II, fashionistas dig deeper and focus their designs on the influences of top fashion designers. This year, Anna Sui will be our muse. For her innovative work, Sui has been called a designer who “never panders” by The New York Times, and earned the distinction of being named to Time magazine’s list of the decade’s top five fashion icons. Learn sketching as live models pose for your Sui…

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Summer Cabaret Series: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook:  Songs, Stories and multimedia featuring Aztec Two-Step 2.0   Uniquely entertaining music, narration and multimedia event which chronicles the extraordinary career of Simon & Garfunkel.  The music speaks for itself and a sing-along is always in the mix. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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Shanties & Sails: Marc Bernier

July 21 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Marc Bernier 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. Marc Bernier is a Chanteyman,…

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Annual Sidewalk Sale

July 23 - July 25
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Thursdays on the Dock: Butter Jones

July 23 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Butter Jones Thursday, July 23 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Butter Jones, with a unique blend of indie rock, americana, and a dash of jam band, it’s the sound…

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Nature Art Camp

July 27 - July 31
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$325

For the young artist, Nature Art Camp runs July 27-31 (9am-4:30pm) for ages 7 to 12. Spend summer days drawing en plein air, and painting and sculpting on the Center grounds. Sketch floral and landscape drawings, and, as a special treat, enjoy a Guest Artist Session on Painting Trees and Foliage in Watercolor! Develop observational, drawing, and sculpting techniques working on projects like Air Dry Clay Impressions, Bubble Painted Florals (mixed media), Nature’s Windows Clings, and Sun Painted Sun Catcher.  Nature will inspire, as will…

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Shanties & Sails: Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

July 28 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. Rick Spencer…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Tiny Ocean

July 30 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tiny Ocean Thursday, July 30 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Tiny Ocean is a mixture of americana, indie folk, folk rock, indie folk. Kierstin Sieser, Jeremy Coster, Jon Morse,…

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August 2020

Artist of the Month Reception

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

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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Shanties & Sails: Johnson Girls Band

August 4 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Johnson Girls Band 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. The Johnson Girls have…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Little Big Band

August 6 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little Big Band Thursday, August 6 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The Little Big Band includes Piano, Bass, Drums, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 5 Saxophones and a Vocalist, for…

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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday Hunt Breakfast

Sunday Hunt Breakfast / Every Sunday (except holidays) Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. This sumptuous offering includes a wide array of breakfast and lunch entrées with made-to-order Belgian waffle and omelet stations, breakfast breads, freshly prepared salads, and assorted desserts. The brunch gets jazzier with Dixieland by Freight Train beginning at noon! Reservations recommended. For more information visit http://www.griswoldinn.com 11am to 1pm $24.95/adults; $12.00/children between 7-12; under 6/complimentary

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Summer Cabaret Series: Champagne & Moonshine

August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

Champagne & Moonshine:  A Jersey Girl’s Journey to Patsy Cline featuring Jacqueline Petroccia star of our 2012 hit production Always...Patsy Cline.  Hear Jackie’s story of how she was discovered to play Patsy, the music that influenced her childhood and the songs she sings now.  Meet and greet and CD signing after the show. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Shanties & Sails: Geoff Kaufman

August 11 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Geoff Kaufman 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event.   For the past twenty-eight…

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