To the Editor:

The New Milford Art Walk, hosted by the New Milford Commission for the Arts and Gallery 25 Creative Arts Studio, recently drew more than 500 people to downtown New Milford.

The event showcased the works of 25 local photographers, artisans, craftspersons and contemporary and traditional fine artists, each uniquely situated inside downtown businesses.

Fineline Theater Arts did an improvisational performance to the also improvisational sounds of Justin Emerson.

More than $5,545 in art sales took place.

“Business was up during the entire time,” according to one shopkeeper.

At the end of the day, the group Songhorse played to what was the best-attended summer concert on the Village Green this season.

We, the organizers, want to cultivate partnerships between downtown businesses and local artists which, in turn, promote local commerce.

If you wish to view and admire much of the work that was on display, do a search for “The New Milfordite — Positive Vibes” group on FaceBook, where a growing number of albums are under development.

Lacee Yurtoglu

Kayla Ek

Event directors

New Milford Art Walk

Diane Dubreuil

Chairwoman

New Milford Commission on the Arts