Mum Fest to present new Arts Walk

The Mum Festival Arts Walk will debut at this year’s Mum Festival planned for next month with the theme being the colors of autumn.

A press release from organizers said it will be led by the Bristol Art Squad. For the arts walk, numerous community artists will be setup on festival grounds to take part in the Saturday and Sunday festival portion of the big Mum Fest weekend (Sept 22 to 25).

The Arts Walk will feature everything from painters, to water colorists, to photographers, musicians, plus children’s programming like pumpkin painting with hundreds of pumpkins donated by Gresczyk Farm.

“When people think of the Mum Festival, they think of the fall season and naturally fall is a colorful time in New England,” said Festival Chair Mark Walerysiak Jr. in a press release. “With the reloading of the festival we thought it only made sense to add as much color as we could all the way around, so just as the leaves turn fiery colors, so will we.”

Art Squad Captain Ginger Grant said the Art Squad is beyond excited to be showcasing local artists while adding major cultural flair to this year’s Mum Fest, according to the press release.

“It’s going to be tremendous. We encourage all to stop by and watch some live painting, get your photo taken by local photographer Cat Boyce, and bring your kids to paint their own pumpkin,” said Grant, the press release said. “Artisan gifts and crafts will also be available for purchase too, a perfect chance to start your holiday shopping early.”

Local artist and fellow Art Squad Captain Suzanne Godau added, according to the press release. “Come experience for yourself the beauty, color and movement created by the artists of the Art Walk. You will not be disappointed as we have a diversity of artists showcasing many different styles, bursting with vibrancy, making Bristol a truly electric community.”

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