Monday, December 11, 2023


Arts and Leisure

Greeting an Artist Image
Randy Herbertson, president of the Downtown Merchants Association, sponsor of the Westport Fine Arts Festival, today greets artist Janey Harrington of Fredericksburg, Virginia, a specialist in hand painted silks. “This is the first time I’ve been in Westport,” said Harrington. “I came here because an artist friend told me about the annual art show.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

First on Line at Book Sale After 9-Hour Wait Image
Newtown resident and private book dealer Ryan Knaggs, 54, enters the Westport Library summer book sale today at 9 a.m. as first in line of 460 waiting book enthusiasts. “I got here at 11:47 p.m. last night and slept here,” he said. Knaggs said he specializes in autographed books, noting that “foreign authors sign on the dedication page and English speaking authors sign on the title page.”  He said he has been dealing in this specialty for over 30 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Returning to Westport Hoping for More Success Image
Contemporary mixed media artist Nina Mickelsen and her husband Don, residents of Lewes Beach, Delaware, set up on Main Street today for the weekend Fine Arts Festival. They said it is the third time they exhibited at the festival. “We came to Westport because we’ve been successful here,” said Nina. “There were several purchases on prior visits here, and I’ve been commissioned to create other pieces too.”  Don added, “We love this town. After we set up, I like to walk around and see as much of Westport as I can.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for