Last year, the Bridgeport Arts Fest really hit its stride. Thousands roamed the streets of downtown Bridgeport taking in the sounds of local bands, eating a variety of locally-made foods and buying art directly from its creators, many of whom live and/or work down the street in the Read's Artspace. Or the American Fabrics building. Or Gallery 305K. The days of cracking jokes at Bridgeport are officially over. (And I've cracked quite a few myself, though as a Bridgeport-native I can do that.) If you're an artist in Southwestern Connecticut, Bridgeport is where you'll find the resources you need. And you can see for yourself what all those artists-in-the-know have been up to all year. The exact lineup is still being solidified, but head to bridgeportartsfest.com to get the very latest info.
Bridgeport Arts Fest
July 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. McLevy Green, Broad & Main sts., Bridgeport. bridgeportartsfest.com.
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