Get Your Art! Buy Some Books! Enjoy The Sun!

Downtown is hot this weekend — literally and figuratively.

Two annual events — the Arts Festival and Book Sale — are drawing large crowds. There’s something for everyone, of all ages — and plenty of surprises too.

Both run till 5 p.m. today. They’re on tomorrow too, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The book sale continues Monday and Tuesday.

But the good stuff goes fast.

Keith Richards was at the arts festival -- well, at least, his portrait was. The artist -- from the Catskills -- hopes the real Stone will roll by.

Keith Richards was at the arts festival — well, at least, his portrait was. The artist — from the Catskills — hopes the real Stone will roll by.

Breezes off the river helped cool this artist -- and her sculpture.

Breezes off the river helped cool this artist — and her sculpture.

Westport Library artist-in-residence Miggs Burroughs and Westport Arts Collective colleague Mina de Haas, at the library's arts festival booth.

The Westport Arts Collective had a booth too.

You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant -- and the Westport Library book sale.

You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant — and the Westport Library book sale.

Tables sprawl throughout the Jesup Green tent, and inside the library itself.

Tables sprawl throughout the Jesup Green tent, and inside the library itself.

Why wait until you get home?

Why wait until you get home?

3 responses to “Get Your Art! Buy Some Books! Enjoy The Sun!

  1. Dorothy Abrams

    Many happy memories of being and working at the book sale . Hope it’s a huge success.

  2. Wilhelmina de Haas

    It’s hot out there but worth the trip for both events! Thanks Dan!

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    I always used to enjoy the art show, along with the Downtown Merchant’s summer sidewalk sales.

    It was one of the good memories of my upbringing (well, I only remember it from maybe my early “tweens” and on up – how long have they held the event now?), along with other “Summer Great’s” like Yankee Doodle Fair, Compo fireworks, etc..

    Westport was so good to grow up in. Good times – and yup, pretty much always oppressively hot, even 20 – 30+ years ago, am I right? 😎