Monday, August 22, 2011

"What if there was a World without Art?"

This video features some members of one on my current favorite local bands.  I helped these kids into the winner's circle of the 2011 Battle of The Bands at The Space in Hamden.  Interstellar Elevators are from the tiny little town of Weston, CT and are in and of themselves a tribe.  Seven musicians and nine instruments, all under the age of 18 that are creating some of the most amazing musical art in our state.

This video was made to promote the Westport Arts Center, a facility I had no knowledge of until I was searching for material for another article on IE I was writing.  Of course, the next most obvious step was to visit the website and do some research.

Westport Arts Center is on the banks of the Saugatuck River.  It is about a mile and a half from the Westport train station and is easily accessible by train and city bus.  However, the venues the organization utilizes are scattered throughout Westport, Fairfield and Norwalk.  There are schools, churches, theaters and libraries.  WAC supports all arts; performing, fine and literary and offers not only opportunities for artists to share their creations with audiences but also educational programs for artists themselves.  WAC serves all age groups from toddlers to seniors.  There are workshops, birthday parties, summer camps, scout outings and programs for schools.

WAC seems to be really doing its part for building a tribe in lower Fairfield County.  For more information visit

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