Downtown Pulses With Art Show Life

The 49th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival was bopping along today.

Just-right weather — the sweet spot between last year’s unseasonably cold rain, and previous years’ sweltering July temperatures — drew a couple of thousand folks to Main and Elm Streets.

(Photo/Lauri Weiser)

At 2 p.m., a brief thunderstorm rolled in.

But it quickly passed. The sun returned. Dozens of artists — and many more art-lovers — smiled again.

Popular photographer (and Westporter) Tom Kretsch.

The show is on until 5 p.m. today. It runs tomorrow (Sunday, May 29) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

One work for sale …

… and another.

Great Stuff, for sure …

… and more sculptures.

Westporter Nancy Breakstone exhibits …

… while others came from all over.

Booths line Main Street …

… and artists of a different kind take the “stage.” (All photos/Dan Woog, unless otherwise noted)

PS: It takes a ton of work to make a show like this happen. Kudos to the Westport Downtown Association — including their Abbey Road-like volunteers (below):

(Photo/Robin Tauck)

3 responses to “Downtown Pulses With Art Show Life

  1. Celeste Champagne

    Love the Abbey Road volunteers and the whole Westport arts vibe!

  2. Steve Stein

    Best art show in Westport history!!
    Incredibly talented artists, great setup for viewing and beautiful weather!!

  3. Robin Tauck

    Arts Festival an incredible 06880 success and work of hundreds of good people! May was super. Artists fantastic. Thanks to WDA. The singer at Main & Post Rd corner and Abbey Road guys brought back fun memories.