The West Haven Council on the Arts says it will proudly
present Family Arts Night 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. June 2 at Westwoods Ballroom, 85
"The all-ages event features live music, puppet-making, and a live
puppetry performance. This will be followed by a glimpse “backstage” at a
puppet theater and question and answer session with the puppeteer to learn
about the art form, culminating in a Conga Line Puppet Parade in which everyone
is invited to participate," organizers said in a statement.
The $15 admission
(families of four or more - $30) includes free coffee and soda and a chance to
win an arts-related door prize, the statement said.
Additional tickets may be purchased for chances to win additional
prizes, including gift certificates to area restaurants, the statement said. The event features bring-your-own-snacks with cabaret-style
the event will be an adaptation of 'Jack in the Beanstalk,' by Spring Valley Puppet Theater featuring handcrafter, hand and rod puppets at 8 p.m., the statement said
is our hope that the community can come together on a Friday evening to unwind
from the week in good company, have a great time and support the arts,” says West
Haven Council on the Arts President Paul Scanlon, also in the statement. “West Haven is a friendly city where all ages
interact, and we want to share that and bring some visibility to our unique
civic and cultural spirit.”
Also from the statement: "The
West Haven Council on the Arts is a coalition of citizens dedicated to reviving
art, cultural events and tourism in our community. Our mission is to strengthen
and promote the arts in West Haven
by nurturing an appreciation of and participation in artistic endeavors in all
media. Through the conversion of The Masonic Temple on Center Street into the West Haven Cultural
we intend to provide a forum for local, regional and national artists to
display their talents.
are held in the basement of West
Haven City Hall
on the first Thursday of each month. The public is invited to attend and new
members are always welcome. Membership is $40 for a family and $20 per
questions about this or any other event, or to get on the email list for future
arts events in West Haven,
contact the WHCA at (203) 654-0756, email email@example.com, or visit http://whcac.blogspot.com.
Editor's note: All information
in this post was contributed.