Saying Farewell, With Brunch And Stories

CronArt — the cool little pop-up gallery that’s enlivened Bedford Square since opening this summer — is wrapping up its stay.

Before leaving though, they’re throwing a “celebrate Westport” brunch. Set for Sunday (October 28, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and called “The Evolution of an Art Community,” it honors the rich heritage that drew owners Ryan and Melanie Cronin here from New Paltz.

Miggs Burroughs, Michael Friedman, Elizabeth Devoll, Roe Halper and Bob Weingartenwill share stories about their personal experiences with art, music and architecture, and discuss how Westport became a leading arts town.

The event is interactive, with questions welcomed from the audience.

CronArtUSA’s Bedford Square gallery.

“We were compelled to open a second space in Westport after discovering its deep roots as an artists’ community,” Ryan Cronin says. “We want to highlight and celebrate it.”

Cronin says the storytelling event reflects the gallery’s mission as a community gathering place “where art and dialogue find common ground, through the eyes and hearts of the people we’re fortunate to have in our lives: friends, family and other artists.”

If you’ve been to CronArt Gallery, you know it’s a great space. If you have been: Say farewell.

The arts are alive and well in Westport. Let’s honor those who are here, and thank those who have come because of them.

(“Sunday Brunch and Storytelling” is free, but requires an RSVP because seating is limited. Email with your name, contact information and the number of people attending.)

2 responses to “Saying Farewell, With Brunch And Stories

  1. They were great to have downtown they are great owners we will miss them in our town stop bye if you get a chance before they leave

  2. Arlene Mavilia

    Arlene Mavilia
    Leslie and I are coming!