Back in the day, Westport’s summer art show shut down Main Street. The pavement was hot; there was little room to move, and — beyond a bit of music — there wasn’t much to keep you there, once you realized the piece you coveted was too pricey.
With a different venue and a new name, the Fine Arts Festival has taken a giant step forward. The location — the express lane of Parker Harding Plaza and adjacent Gorham Island — invites strolling. There’s more music, along with “performance artists.” It really is a “festival,” not a “show.”
But I still can’t afford anything.