Sconset Art Stroll

Emerging artists — and Westporters hoping to discover the next wave of great artists — get a chance to meet this Thursday evening  (May 20).

Sconset Square shops will open their doors for an “Art Stroll.”  From 6-8 p.m., 66 works in a variety of media will be shown.   “Emerging artists” must never have had a solo show or gallery representation.

Refreshments will be offered from Mirabelle Cheese Shop’s traveling fromagerie.  Also:  “emerging specialty wines” from Country Liquor Store, music, and “a cozy fire pit” by Gault.

On Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), art will be available at Sconset.  There will be demonstrations by professional artists, musical performances, works from the Toquet Hall student art competition — and a chance to respond to the question “What inspires you?”  (Answers will be tied to a tree, for all to see.)

Finally at Sconset Square on Sunday:  a Tesla electric car.

What’s that got to do with art?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Tesla is where “art and technology meet face to face.”  A Tesla official will discuss the car as an art form.

No word on what’s more expensive:  a Tesla, or art by emerging artists.

(Thursday’s and Sunday’s events are sponsored by Art by Local, a collaboration between the Westport Downtown Merchants Association and Westport Arts Center.)

4 responses to “Sconset Art Stroll

  1. It always ceases to amaze me about the number of artists in this area. I find the art of painting fascinating and those with such talent, most interesting. Best of luck with your all initial voyage into the arena of marketing such talent.
    Nice piece Daniel.

  2. The Olde Curmudgeon

    Kudos to promoters of art. However, Sconset is a place in Nantucket. Sherwood Square is a place in Westport, named for one of the early families. How do you spell “pretentious”?

  3. Thanks for all this support in this unique, community-wide event. In response to what is more expensive the car of the art — all 60+ pieces of artwork are priced under $1000 (many are priced significantly lower). Please come on by and see if something chances your eye!

  4. You’ve done it again. Incredible article!