WFM is proud to announce the second annual Young Shoots digital photography contest for budding artists ages eight to eighteen. The competition, jointly sponsored by the Westport Arts Center and Westport Farmers’ Market, provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their creativity through the digital photography medium while showcasing the local color and vibrancy of the Westport Farmers’ Market.
Lori Cochran-Dougall, Executive Director of the Westport Farmers’ Market, says that “partnering with the Westport Arts Center on the Young Shoots competition is the perfect way to mix food, youth and art while having a good time. We are thrilled to celebrate our local youth photographers again this season.”
Photo submissions are due by August 14th, with this year’s winners to be displayed at Norwalk’s Sugar and Olives. Young Shoots photographers will find submission guidelines at the Westport Arts Center website.
Vendors and attendees are reminded that the yearly Yankee Doodle Fair is upon us. Parking at the market lot might be a bit tight this week, but there’s plenty of room a short walk away at the Westport Library or police station. The fair runs from June 16th through the 19th and is sponsored by the Westport Women’s Club.
And last but never least, this weeks’ highlighted not-for-profit organization is Wakeman Town Farm – THE place for kids during summer! Visit them at the market this Thursday and – of course – at the farm.
Photo credit above: strawberries and farmer sign, Lynn Felici-Gallant; garlic courtesy of 2015 Young Shoots winner, Esme Stielís.