The jury is out.
Not on the art — the judges’ decisions come later — but on the 38th annual Westport Arts Festival itself.
It’s been held on the river edge of Parker Harding Plaza and adjacent Gorham Island for a couple of years now. Before that, it was held in the middle of Main Street.
Some artists like the new location. A cooling breeze blows off the river, and the setting is much more scenic than before.
Other artists — not so much. They say there’s less foot traffic, less energy, and lower sales.
Of course, you can also blame the economy.
Or the gorgeous weather that sends folks scurrying to the beach, not the business district.
Judge for yourself. Both the site, and the art displayed there.