"Art About Town" Features Restaurant "ArtCrawl" Food Tour

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The Westport Downtown Merchants Association presents Art About Town and “ArtCrawl 2013.” Now in its third year, Art About Town kicks off its three-week art installation event in downtown Westport restaurants and retailers with an Opening Night Street Party on Main Street on Thursday May 23 from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Featuring local and not so local art displayed in the windows and throughout downtown businesses, Art About Town runs from May 23-June 16.

This year’s Opening Night Street Party will include art demos, live music and dance performances, a fire pit, kids’ activities,  and pop-up cafes set up right on Main Street featuring specials from Blue Lemon, Bobby Q’s, Villa del Sol and Moja. 

To continue the buzz of Art About Town, this year in collaboration with CTbites, the WDMA will host “ArtCrawl 2013,” a specially curated food and art tour on Tuesday June 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

While sipping champagne and snacking on charcuterie at LUXE Wine Bar, attendees will be able to “Meet the Artist” and view the abstract art by Westport artist Laura Lynn Pflug.

The next stop, Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ and Grill will feature specialties from Bob LeRose’s CT BBQ including burnt ends and brisket.   Savor the smoky tastes while viewing the dramatic work of Jeff Bortniker  who will also be on hand to talk about his work and technique.

 The next “ArtCrawl 2013” stop is Blue Lemon, where Chef Bryan Malcarney will enhance the multiple art works displayed throughout his bistro-style restaurant with one of his award winning menu specialties. Chef Bryan will also have artist Rebecca Kudwitt on hand.

To complete the tour, the last stop will be at Matsu Sushi, where you will be greeted with fresh sushi rolls and art by local, renowned graphic designer and artist, Miggs Burroughs.   Miggs will be on hand to talk about his amazing design technique using lenticular imagery, which allows you to see different images from different angles. His book, “What If?” will be available for purchase and signing.

Tickets for “Art Crawl 2013” are $35 pp and available by calling the Westport Downtown Merchants Association at 203/505-8716

For more info about Art About Town and the events planned for Opening Night please visit  www.westportdma.com or LIKE Art About Town on Facebook  for updates.

ArtCrawl 2013”…. A feast for your eyes…and your taste buds!