Arts fest blooming like hydrangeas

If it’s the soft season, then it must be time to relish the arts out of doors.

On Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, the Garner Arts Center in Garnerville tweaks the idea of the old drive-in movie – a concept that has come back into vogue – with “Outdoor Shorts,” a group of curated short films by New York moviemakers that will be projected on screens and unique surfaces at four locations throughout the 19th-century, 14-acre, former textile mill that Garner calls home. Audiences will be greeted by live music and drinks and an introduction before the first screening. The evening concludes when the onsite craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, hosting a private after-hours screening and post-show discussion.

The evening event will be held rain or shine, with the films being screened in indoor locations if the weather is less than desirable. Admission is $14; $12 for senior citizens, students and military.

For tickets and more, visit, call 845-947-7108 or drop by the Garner Arts Center office at 55 W. Railroad Ave.

On Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, more than 100 artists and artisans exhibiting fine arts and crafts will take part in the fifth annual Norwalk Art Festival on the grounds of Matthew Park, West Avenue. The fest is on 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. Admission is free.

For more events, check out When & Where, WAG’s calendar, featured in every issue. And look for more on Norwalk in August WAG.

– Georgette Gouveia

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