Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fourth Annual Family Arts Night Presented by West Haven Council on the Arts

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 Chase Lane.
"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 seating.

Headlining 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

“It 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 Arts Center, we intend to provide a forum for local, regional and national artists to display their talents.

Meetings 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 individual."

For 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 artswh@aol.com, or visit http://whcac.blogspot.com.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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