Willimantic, Conn. – Press are invited to Kerri Gallery (861 Main Street) in Willimantic, CT, on April 23 from 4–7 p.m. to hear from organizers and artists of My Windham, the six-week long downtown art festival that will occur from April 25–June 6. During the event, a one-mile stretch of historic downtown Main Street in Willimantic will be transformed into an alternative art space.
“This is a major collaborative project between the town of Windham, Eastern Connecticut State University and numerous arts organizations,” said Gail Gelburd, visual arts professor at Eastern and chief organizer and curator of the My Windham Project.
At the April 23 press preview, several of My Windham’s artists will be available for comment, and an Eastern van will give private tours of the various sites and galleries. Information on My Windham’s many sub-events, such as the opening reception on April 30, Bob Bloom’s drum ride on May 14, and other musical, theatrical and community events will be provided.
The My Windham Project features 30 artists in 15 venues, including the Town Hall, Whitewater Park, Kerri Gallery, Windham Public Library, Arts at the Capitol Theatre, Willimantic Records, the Hooker Building, the Nassif Building, Burton Leavitt Theater, Jamaican Me Crazy restaurant, The Lily Pad, The Mill Museum, Heritage Park and the streets of downtown Willimantic.
Midway between New York and Boston, Willimantic will be the center of the arts for a few weeks. Come see how a town transforms itself. Spring in Willimantic is exciting and there are additional events as well — 3rd Thursday, Riverfest, the Thread City Hopfest, Windham Theatre Guild’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and the Victorian Home Tour will all occur during the My Windham Project.
For more information contact Gelburd at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.MyWindham.org or www1.easternct.edu/gelburdg, check out MyWindhamProject on Facebook or Instagram, or call (860) 465-0197.