Waterbury Arts Festival to paint a pretty picture this July

June 17, 2013 by  

The 12th annual Waterbury Arts Festival will take place over two days next month.

This year, the festival is also celebrating the 250th anniversary of the city of Waterbury. It takes place on Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane; two streets closed to traffic. There will be live musical performances from bands such as Hot Damned, and a block party.

Of course, there will also be lots of food to purchase. The kids’ scavenger hunt, titled Art Spy for Kids, will have youngsters collecting names of artists holding demonstrations throughout the event. They will then fill out cards and return them for prizes. The block party will feature plenty of birthday cake, a beer garden, entertainment, and street performers.

Over 80 local arts and crafts vendors will be selling their items during the festival, and many of them will also be providing free demonstrations of their art. No doubt items that will be offered for sale will include jewelry, pottery, paintings, prints, fashion accessories and clothing.

Many of the vendors taking part in the festival will likely come from all over the area, including nearby Hinesburg. They will also likely be investing in such services as sign or banner printing from local print companies to make their booths more attractive to passers-by.

The Waterbury Arts Festival will take place over July 12 – 13. The block party will kick things off on Friday, July 12, beginning at 6:00 pm. For more information on this free event, call 802-496-6466.