Alana Branch | Arts & Entertainment Editor

If you appreciate the arts, then you’re going to love this! The nonprofit organization “Friends of the Ives” has partnered with Western Connecticut State University’s Art Department, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Brookfield Craft Center to present the first annual “Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show.”

The event is on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on WestConn’s Westside Campus.

Meanwhile, artists could submit their applications at until Friday, April 1. The fee is $25.

The event will include food and live music, art classes and more!

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