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Get Set to Celebrate the Season at WeHa Artists Emporium Semi-Annual Art Trail

Supporters at a previous Art Trail. Courtesy photo

The WeHa Artists Emporium’s seventh semi-annual Art Trail event will include a visit to four locations in the neighborhood near West Hartford’s Morley School, and an assortment of fun activities.

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By Ronni Newton

Artist Stefanie Marco is always enthusiastic about upcoming art trails, but she’s bubbling over with excitement about the fall 2023 event which she said has the best line-up yet.

The seventh semi-annual WeHa Artists Emporium Art Trail is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The creative work of 21 local artists will be on display – and for purchase – at four West Hartford locations that are located within a mile of each other, in the Morley neighborhood. The locations include 35 North Quaker Lane, 45 Griswold Drive, 70 Ballard Drive, and 111 Foxcroft Road. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 29, same time, same places.

The day will be filled with “art, music, food, and fun,” Marco said, and offerings will a unique collection of pottery, candles, jewelry, clothing, photography, up-cycled mittens, and more.

“The Art Trail is not just about art; it’s an experience,” Marco said. “Enjoy live music by Adam Eytan and Long Island Sweet Tea. Delight in treats from Small State Provisions, and indulge in a tarot card reading or a henna session. Healthy food guru and local author, Terry Walters, will be there as well selling her latest cookbook, ‘Nourish.’ This year, we’re proud to feature ‘Sewing for Success,’ a group of resettled Afghan refugees, selling gift-able items.”

The fall Art Trail comes at just the right time for people to get an early start on holiday shopping.

“Leading up to the event, join us on Wednesday, Oct. 25, for an Art Hunt, in a not yet disclosed location, in West Hartford,” Marco added. “Five special art pieces will be hidden, each connecting to one of our business sponsors. Clues and additional information will be revealed on the Art Trail event page and the WeHa Artists Emporium Facebook page between 10 and 10:30 a.m. that morning.”

Five special art pieces will be hidden, each connecting to one of the WeHa Artists Emporium Art Trail business sponsors. Courtesy image

The WeHa Artists Emporium is very grateful to the business sponsors who have made the event possible: Carl Lantz of Coldwell Banker, Max & Lily’s Closet, Keily Mira Law, Agave, and Marc Nathan of Total Mortgage.

“Get your holiday shopping lists ready for a unique experience and the chance to give one-of-a-kind local art this season. We look forward to welcoming you to the Art Trail – an event where creativity meets community,” said Marco, urging people to spread the word and invite friends and family to attend.

Supporters at a previous Art Trail. Courtesy photo

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