Litchfield, CT. Litchfield Connecticut has long been known as one of Connecticut’s most unspoiled and bucolic colonial villages with its long stately green and historic homes that grace the historic district. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1959 Litchfield has welcomed and charmed thousands of visitors looking for an authentic place to explore. Once again this year, the shopkeepers of Litchfield have thrown open their doors and are welcoming visitors to celebrate art, music, food, and fashion on three unforgettable summer nights.
On Thursday, July 3, the first of three summer nights launches with the popular Art Walk. Visitors to this event will be delighted as shops along the Green are transformed into evocative “art spaces” that will feature the work of local, national and regionally recognized artists. Art receptions with refreshments will reward visitors that stroll amid the sound of music from shop to shop discovering art, collectable and fashion treasures along the way.
The opening reception for Art Spaces will take place from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the following artists: Matthew Best at Ollie's Pizza, Olivia Bosson at Bosson Optical, Lisa Brody at @ The Corner, Jane Doyle & Geoffrey Young at Workshop, Ted Gahl at West Street Grill, Visko Hatfield at The Village, Camille Hoffman at R. Derwin Women's, Kim Keever at Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Joan Morosani at Kitchenworks, Richard Pasquarelli at R. Derwin Men's, Susan Spencer at Serendipity, and Anda Styler at P.S. Gallery. The art works will be on display through August 28.
Music is the perfect accompaniment to art and Litchfield will be alive with performing artists as well. The jazz duo of Devlin Tenney & Nate DiDomizio will be performing with the ABC Music School Guitar Ensemble from 5:30-7:30 outside the West Street Grill. In Cobble Court, the No Stress Blues, will perform a mix of blues standards from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Ryan Foss will be performing West Coast folk at Ollie’s Pizzeria from 6:00-9:00. Blues will go on until 11 p.m. with the Breakdown performing acoustic classic rock inside @ the Corner’s bar from 9:00-11:00.
There are many great dining choices in Litchfield and reservations are a good idea. Try the four star West Street Grill that specializes in modern American cuisine featuring local and organic in season produce with a very modern touch. For reservations: 860-567-3885. http://www.weststreetgrill.com. Another option is The Village Pub and Restaurant that serves great pub fare and dinner specials in a casual atmosphere. For reservations 860-567-8307. http://www.village-litchfield.com. @the corner is fun, casual and diverse with an eclectic menu offering a selection of new American, Italian and Southwest cuisine. For reservations: 860-567-8882. http://www.athecorner.com.
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