Creativity Is Reborn
The Rebirth Arts Festival is coming to Easton this August 2016 for a creative celebration of the arts.
This August, an event like none other will awaken our area with its epicenter spread across 18 acres of a private Easton home. The Rebirth Arts Festival is the brainchild of PJ Hoffman and Christian Chapman, two enterprising and creative filmmakers from Easton and Fairfield. The festival’s goal is to “supercharge” Connecticut through local film, music, and art.
“This is a networking event for artists of all kinds and the people who appreciate them, as well as an exhibition and display of multimedia arts,” says Hoffman. “We wanted to have a uniquely accessible and expansive celebration of local creativity, with free entry, open to people of all ages and backgrounds,” says Chapman.
With more than 15 local bands, including The McLovins, Jen Durkin and The Business, and more, the festival will be as aural as it is visual. Films will be shown including those by Charles Hood, a SXSW featured director. Inside the “art forest,” artists including Lauren Rouatt and Rick Shaefer, will showcase their latest works. Through their partnership with the Horizons program at Green Farms Academy, Rebirth contributing artists Funky Dawgz Brass Band and Trevor Youngberg will lead a free, six-week summer seminar giving students from Bridgeport the opportunity to explore the arts.
Rebirth’s inaugural event will lasts two days, August 12-13, 2016. rebirthartsfestival.com.