RAIN EXPECTED TO CLEAR BY 10 for a few painting hours.
This season Pomperaug Outdoor Painters will paint at locations with ties to history. For our next paintout, we'll explore the historical properties of South Britain, located about 2 miles north of I-84, off Exit 14, on Route 172. Please join us, especially if you like history!
Saturday, 5/24, 9-4, Park on the street in front of the Old Town Hall, on adjacent streets, or at the United Church of Christ South Britain up the street, on the right. (Large paved parking lot.) Rain cancels. Tarps appreciated.
Scenes of historical buildings, including residences, old library, old New England church, the Pomperaug River, an old factory. Facilities available until 2 p.m. Parking lot must be cleared by 4:30. Painters will have access to the Old Town Hall Museum from 12:00-1:00 for lunch break and to tour the collection on their own. Open to all painters. Painters supply own materials and equipment. No instruction. Children over 12 welcome with parent.
POP and the Southbury Historical Society(SHS) will team up to offer painters additional painting spots as the season progresses. If you'd like to plan ahead, check the calendar.
Jennifer Holquin, organizer of the UCC Strawberry Festival, welcomes POP artists and other vendors to participate:
It is that time of the year when we begin to seek vendors for our 38th annual Strawberry Festival at United Church of Christ, Southbury. The event is set for Sunday, June 8th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. (yes, we listened and extended the hours!)
We attract approximately 500 people with our delicious strawberry desserts, grilled food, children’s activities, live music, bouncy-house and plenty of diverse vendors. The UCC lawn is perfectly suited for this incredible outdoor event as it is very large, flat, partially shaded, and on Main Street in Southbury.
You will get an abundance of advertising in all the local papers leading up to June 8th, along with lawn signs and flyers posted in the area.
The price is $45.00 for a 10' x 12' space, $65 for a 10' x 18' space. Returning vendors get a free upgrade to 10' x 14'!!
If you need to rent tables, they are $10 per 6' table. Food permits are the responsibility of the vendor. Electricity will not be available.
If you would like to join us on June 8th, please fill out the attached registration form to guarantee your space, and email it back to me.
We have made changes to make this year's event better than ever! Be sure to tell your followers, friends, and families that there is no admission fee, so come by and enjoy this kick-off-to-summer party!