Arts on the Ridge coming Saturday

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway will be colorfully yarn-bombed and read for visitors on Saturday, May 4, when the 13th annual Arts on the Ridge festival kicks off with a farmer’s market opening at 9 a.m. and festival activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This year’s focus is on Opening Doors to Literary and Artisan Expression featuring 17 published local authors, panel discussions and book giveaways, arts and crafts vendors and unique handcrafted items.

Plein Air painters will be at work along the streets, there will be free musical performances, the Fairfield County Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and attendees will be welcomed to visit the town’s new library.

At straight up 10 a.m., the festival organizer, Phyllis Gutierrez, will welcome the crowd and present the Fairfield County Arts Association will present the 2019 Friend of the Arts Award. The remainder of the day will be filled with musical performances, literary discussions, giveaways and drawings.

Stores and restaurants will be open all day with specials for Mother’s Day and other sales.

“The weather is expected to be great and the shopping will be too,” Gutierrez said. “It will be a really fun day for the whole family.”