Beginning Friday, September 18th, Byrd’s Books, named the 2015 Bethel Business of the Year, is sponsoring a series of evening community coloring at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, the home of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (287 Main Street, Danbury). The gathering takes place from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Report by Paula Antolini
September 9, 2015 9:46AM EDT
Byrd’s Books, Named the 2015 Bethel Business of the Year, Is Sponsoring a Series of Community Coloring Events @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, Sept. 18
Highlight Friday, September 18th, on Your Calendar!
A Community Coloring Evening @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, Preceded By a Color-Full Day On Danbury’s Main Street
“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”
– Allen Klein, Manager of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and other British Invaders
Beginning Friday, September 18th, Byrd’s Books, named the 2015 Bethel Business of the Year, is sponsoring a series of evening community coloring at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, the home of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (287 Main Street, Danbury). The gathering takes place from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. A fee of $15 will get you in, and reservations are required. Seating is limited, so visit http://conta.cc/1EvBMFD to reserve your evening of coloring now. Future dates include Friday, October 16th and Friday November 20th, both from 6:30pm to 9:00p.m.
You’ll receive one pull-out sheet from Joanna Basford’s upcoming book, “Secret Garden Artist’s Edition: 20 Drawings to Color and Frame” and light refreshments. Bring your own beverages. Colored pencils (and glassware) will be provided. A selection of quality coloring books will also be available for purchase (an early jump on holiday shopping!). Be inspired by the art on the surrounding walls, currently the paintings and works in mixed media by New Fairfield residents Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, and create something lovely to take home with you.
For more information, contact Alice Hutchinson at Byrd’s Books, (203) 730 2973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow the trend, but don’t worry about staying in line.
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Precede an evening of community coloring with a color-full afternoon on Danbury’s historic Main Street, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Friday, September 18th marks Park(ing) Day, a global experiment in remixing, reclaiming and reprogramming parking spaces for social exchange, recreation and artistic expression. The project now occurs annually in hundreds of cities in dozens of countries on every permanently-inhabited continent on earth. The original PARK(ing) Day concept was created by Rebar www.rebargroup.org in San Francisco in 2005. It’s Urban PlaceMaking at its best! What is the range of possibilities for creativity in a space usually dedicated to the storage of a private vehicle? Where will CityCenter PARK? On Main Street, for sure! For more information, go to parkingday.org or Facebook
Add a visit to the nearby Danbury Farmers’ Market,11:00am to 5:00pm at Kennedy Park (Main & Elm Streets), drop in at the YMCA’s ESCAPE to the Arts gallery, right next door to the Cultural Alliance, and perhaps take a “foodie” excursion to one of downtown Danbury’s many ethnic restaurants, and uncover the “box of crayons that color our world.” Be sure to highlight Friday, September 18th on your calendar!