Willimantic, Conn. – After the successful opening reception of the My Windham Project on April 30, there is still more to come for the art festival in historic downtown Willimantic that runs from April 25 to June 6.
On May 14, “Take a Drum Ride” with Bob Bloom and his band takes place at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre at 896 Main St. in Willimantic. This rock ‘n’ roll and funk performance will feature a hands-on component for audience members, and will open with a performance of drummers from the Charles Barrows School.
On May 28 and 29, My Windham will present “The Vaude-Willi Show” at the Windham Textile and History Museum, located at 411 Main St. in Willimantic. With original songs and scripts, the program will reflect the entertainment scene and Willimantic people and places of 1915.
Also new this week, three more artists are installing outdoor works. Kacee O’Brien has put stencil art on the Meehan Building, and Kenneth St. Onge has installed four historic photographs printed on plexiglass in the vicinity of the buildings depicted and the footbridge. “Arcy” will be creating an abstract mural off of Main Street, and Vulturetown Arts has also organized a collateral project, “Art Attack,” which opens at Art Space at 480 Main St., in Willimantic on May 16; hours are from 6:30-9:30 p.m.