Family friendly ArtzFest in Plymouth, Thomaston Saturday

May 16, 2014

ArtZfest2013Robin ArtZfest2013HeidiArtzFest 2014 will be held in Thomaston and Plymouth on Saturday.

ArtzFest is a celebration of arts, culture and history at a free family event. The history of clock making, including historical industrialists Seth Thomas and Eli Terry, will be celebrated through music, art, traditional crafts, historical bus tours, exhibits, demonstrations and children’s activities. All events are free. Food will be available for purchase.

Thomaston activities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include the music of Native American flutist Joseph FireCrow and the world music sounds of Sirius Coyote. An artisans market featuring traditional crafts will include exhibits and demonstrations. These activities will be outside at the ThomastonCenterSchool, downtown, with additional programs at the Crescent Gallery, the HistoricalMuseum, the Thomaston Public Library and the Seth Thomas Bradstreet House. Steampunk has been added this year and along with vendors, Landmark Community Theatre is sponsoring a Steampunk Sidewalk Paint Competition. All events are listed on our website at www.artzfest.org.

Plymouth activities run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in collaboration with the Congregational Church of Plymouth’s 275th Anniversary the Plymouth Historical Society will be offering exhibits, demonstrations, walking and bus tours, children’s activities, re-enactments and the Mattatuck Fife and Drum Corps performing. Activities are focused on the Green, with shuttles available from the PlymouthCenterSchool. All of these events are also listed on the website: www.artzfest.org.

A full program with maps is available on the website and programs will be available the day of the event at the information tents in both towns.

If you have questions, email artzfest@gmail.com.

ArtZfest is sponsored by the Arts & Culture Roundtable, a volunteer organization committed to bringing arts and culture to all people.