Friday, August 5, 2016

2.0 Art Crawl in Norwalk Aug. 6-11

On August 6th, Norwalk 2.0 presents a celebration of Norwalk’s arts and culture with an art crawl through historic SONO. The event grew out of a desire by a keep shine a light on the extraordinary local arts community who craft their work in Norwalk. A few weeks ago, the 40 year stalwart, SONO Arts Celebration informed us that they were on hiatus for this year. We didn’t want to disappoint arts fans with an empty first weekend. So here is the ultimate pop up arts event, a self-guided arts crawl through Norwalk’s fabulous arts community.

This event features art exhibits in addition to exhibits by local cultural organizations and a participating restaurants are offering discounts, specials and deals. The venues where exhibits and events are held are throughout SONO showcasing the diverse range of art and cultural work in Norwalk.

“The City of Norwalk has a vibrant arts community,” said Jackie Lightfield, co-founder of Norwalk 2.0 and the inaugural INSIDE/OUT event in 2010.  “This events highlight the number of artists, writers, musicians, film-makers, illustrators and designers that work or live in Norwalk, and provides an opportunity for visitors to check out the scene happening throughout the day.”

Simple Sono is bringing their annual Sidewalk Sale with deeply discounted clothing, bed linens and more. They are also exhibiting work of local artists featuring works by several artists. See original paintings, drawings and woodburning by Steph Berlic (, photography prints by Jeff Klein (, and handmade woodworking pieces by Dylan and Kevin Bartlett.   

“The growth of our arts community is a testament to the renaissance of Norwalk as the cultural capital of Fairfield County,” said Lightfield. “The Norwalk Arts: Inside/Out event connects the dots between our architectural, literary, music and arts creative economy. Come explore a part of Norwalk that you haven’t seen before.” 

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