TORRINGTON/PRESS RELEASE — The NWCT Arts Council is hosting the first annual Litchfield Hills Creative Festival on Saturday, August 14th in Downtown Torrington. The festival will include artist vendors at Franklin Plaza, live music at Coe Memorial Park, open artist studios, and many other public activities for all ages hosted by participating organizations and venues.
A variety of local artists and artisans will hold booths at Franklin Plaza with art for sale from 11 am to 4 pm.
Live music at the Main Stage in Coe Memorial Park is sponsored by Red Room Sound Studio and the Warner Theatre. The setlist will begin with performances by Mike Cobb, the Write Offs, and the Red Hots, and end with a headlining performance by Corey Glover of Living Color and Friends. The Warner Theatre will hold two early afternoon performances of The Stinky Cheese Man for children and families. Headlining performance sponsored by Flying Key Entertainment, LLC / Red Room sound Studio, Cook Funeral Homes, AKC Fund, and the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Building Healthier Communities Fund. Sound provided by Orangetruck Audio and sponsored by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Eyes on Litchfield -Tommasina Pasqua Sideris, Litchfield Dental Associates – Dr. Steven Sideris, Flying Key Entertainment, LLC, and Red Room Sound Studio.
Among live music and local art, there will also be live buskers at various locations downtown organized by Rock Yer Block, and a downtown open artist studio walking tour. Other participating organizations include the Torrington Library, KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, Water Street Potters, Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, and Mental Health CT Mending Arts.
“We are thrilled to bring an event like this to the area, and so grateful for the support from our collaborating organizations and sponsors,” says Maddie Stenson, Program Director of the Arts Council, “When we all come together as a community, we can create a unique and special experience for everyone. We hope that this event will grow organically over time and draw interest from those who don’t already know about all the creativity in Litchfield County.”
For full details about the Litchfield Hills Creative Festival, visit artsnwct.org/litchfield-hills-creative-festival