This Week in Westville: 
ArtWalk Planning Session, Looking Up! Amanda Duchen & Chris Ferguson, SalonThrive + Date Nights @KLG, Artisan Vendor Call, 6 Square Community Exhibition Open Call!

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This Week in Westville is your go-to source for news, events, activities and goings-on in the Westville community. Like NPR and other user-supported media, much of our operations rely on the support of our "local listeners" - you, the reader. In order for the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance to continue providing this valuable community service, we ask you to donate or join WVRA as a Village Person today! Beyond the e-news, WVRA is working every day to make Westville a brighter, safer, more vibrant place to be. To learn more about our Main Street program initiatives, from community and cultural activities, economic revitalization, traffic-calming, historic preservation, and other quality of life efforts, click HERE.


 

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Kehler Liddell Gallery
LOOKING UP! BY AMANDA DUCHEN AND CHRIS FERGUSON
 KLG Member Artists Amanda Duchen and Chris Ferguson Exhibit Some Uplifting Goodness

SalonThrive, Sunday, April 11, 5 - 6pm: 
Hosted by Looking Up! Artists, Amanda Duchen and Chris Ferguson. Together we will enjoy some pre-recorded material and an engaged artist's talk and discussion will follow. 
To register, visit: HERE

Email kehlerliddell@gmail.com or call 203-389-9555 to schedule your private viewing. Visit http://www.kehlerliddellgallery.com for more!
Mitchell Library 
THE LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP M-F
The Libraries  pandemic operating hours for curbside service are Monday through Friday from 10am until 5pm, with staff available by phone for reference questions and any other problems.

 Visit the Library online anytime and find us by phone, email at mitchell@nhfpl.org.

Mitchel Library, 37 Harrrison Street, (203) 946-8117
One Village Healing
ONLINE SESSIONS!
We hope re-open in a new physical space in 2021. Until then OVH will continue to hold virtual wellness space. Available  through
Amaru

ODEON BOUTIQUE
The Well For Women

The Well For Women, 495 Blake St Suite D, (203) 390-5542
Mew Haven Cat Cafe

MewHavenCatCafe.com
 904 Whalley Ave, info@MewHavenCatCafe.com
Strange Ways

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue
DaSilva Gallery and Frame Shop
DaSilva Gallery, 899 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-2539
Kate Stephens Jewelry
 
VintanthroModern
VintanthroModern, 895 Whalley Avenue
Elm City Sounds
Ariel Shearer Photo

HOURS: WED-SAT 12-6PM SUN 12-5PM
PHONE: (203) 387-8293-STORE 
(203) 817-9239-BUY/SELL

Elm City Sounds, 24 Fountain Street
ARTWALK PLANNING SESSION 
THURSDAY April 8, 7:00PM VIA ZOOM

Time to get ready for Artwalk! 
If you aren't already on our list 
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS 

THE WELL FOR WOMEN AMPLIFYING AAPI WOMEN'S VOICES
"The Atlanta spa shooting happened just one mile from our founder Julie Robbins' first massage practice, so this tragedy has really hit home for us. We ask you to join us in supporting the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, an organization dedicated to amplifying AAPI women's voices, and eradicating hate and bigotry towards Asian American women. We want to be part of the efforts to prevent it from happening again - in Atlanta, GA, in New Haven, CT, or anywhere. Please join us in raising funds for a cause that is so close to our hearts!" Julie Robbins, Founder and CEO of The Well For Women. Click HERE to donate to their GoFundMe.


UPDATE! Active Wellness & Boutique Fitness Studio & Personal Training has moved from 16 Fountain St. to 12 Fountain St.!  We are still offering virtual in-home personal training and health coaching at this time. Please visit: ActiveWellnessFitness.com to learn more about how we can help you reach your fitness and healthy weight goals! 

JURIED ART SHOW: THREE 500$ PRIZES AWARDED!
Attention all artists: Three $500 prizes will be awarded in our 5th Annual Juried Show "Our DNA"!Open Call to ArtistsDeadline: Sunday, May 16. All media welcome. Visit link in bio for submission details and full prospectus We humans are biological siblings, belonging to the genus Homo and, as Sapiens, the last surviving species of our genus. ´╗┐The last year spoke loudly of division and differences, but for this exhibit we ask you as artists to focus on our 99.9% shared genome. Using any tools or languages, explore the belief systems and vocabularies of our family tree that touch on our common destiny and collective value. Remind us who we are. Explain us to ourselves. Reveal something of our common physical or metaphorical DNA, our essential humanity, the soul of the Sapien. FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE

DORAN CT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE GRANT
Yale University Art Gallery is collaborating with Artspace New Haven on the 2021 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist-in-Residence. The program offers community, financial support, and a group exhibition to Connecticut-based artists via a new artist residency. The new residency will provide up to five artists who live and work in Connecticut with a $15,000 award, among other benefits. The residency is virtual and culminates in a group exhibition at Artspace New Haven in early 2022. Practicing visual artists in all media-and especially those who are recent MFA graduates from any accredited program-are encouraged to apply. Complete details, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, can be found on the Gallery's website.
Download the complete Press Release HERE.
Tuesday, April 6th + Wednesday, April 7th:

DOUBLE DATE NIGHT (S) @KLG AND CAMACHO 

Grab your love (or your friend!) - even double-up with another couple if you'd like 
and hit the village! First, you'll visit KLG for an intimate tour of Looking Up!, and walk away with a very special memento of the experience. Getting a culture fix will undoubtedly stir up your appetite, so then you'll walk over to Camacho Garage to enjoy 2 drinks/2 apps. No takeout available. $40 per pair/couple. Sign up here:  
REGISTRATION

Sunday, April 11, 5 - 6pm

SALON THRIVE WITH LOOKING UP! EXHIBIT 
Hosted by Looking Up! Artists, Amanda Duchen and Chris Ferguson. Together we will enjoy some pre-recorded material and an engaged artist's talk and discussion will follow. To register, visit:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwud-GqqTojEtTmD2SDaM18foh782NbsUq8. or visit KehlerLiddellGallery.com
ARTWALK ARTIST AND ARTISAN MARKET OPEN CALL! 

Saturday May 8, 2021- rain or shine.
To apply:  CLICK HERE

Details:
10 x10 space- vendors must provide their own "pop-up" canopy and booth display fixtures/furnishings
 
Mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines strictly enforced.
 
Limited spaces available on a first come, first serve basis once approved by the screening committee.
 
Early Bird Deadline - APRIL 1ST: $75
 
After April 1st: $100
SIX SQUARE JAM IS BACK FOR 2021!

The 6-Square Jam Is Coming Soon. The second annual 6-Square Exhibition and Sale, also known as the "6-Square Jam," is coming to Westville on Mother's Day Weekend as part of ArtWalk 2021. Complete info and instructions HERE.

This is a community-wide, all-inclusive art show in which everyone, no matter your level of artistic skill, is invited and welcome to participate. Explore your creativity, make art with your family or "pandemic bubble" and join in the fun.
 
All artwork submitted in accordance with the simple 6-Square guidelines will be displayed and available for sale. Art is displayed anonymously and every piece is sold for the same price -- $20 ($10 for pieces created by youth artists under the age of 13) - highlighting that everyone's creative expression is valued. And unlike many other events of this type, it's 100% FREE to enter!

Submissions will be excepted starting April 2.  
Submit your art by the deadline: April 30, 2021

Submitting your artwork is pretty easy, too. It just takes 2 steps:

First, download the entry form HERE and fill it out. You will need to complete a separate entry form for each piece of art you want to submit. Then, get your art to us. You can mail in your art or drop it off, like this:
 
Mail to:
WVRA 6-Square Jam
c/o D. Petrie
582 Central Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515
(Don't forget to enclose your entry forms)
 
Drop-off Dates and Times:
Every Tuesday in April, from 3pm to 7pm
Every Friday in April, from 11am to 3pm
Saturday, April 24, from noon to 4pm
Thursday, April 29, from 3pm to 7pm
 
Drop-off Location:
582 Central Ave. (between Fountain and Willard)
New Haven, CT 06515
 
Then Come down to ArtWalk 2021 in the Westville. Visit the 6-Square exhibit and sale at 16 Fountain Street, and all of the other activities that ArtWalk has to offer. You will also find the 6-Square Jam online at westvilleartwalk.org.
 
All proceeds will go to our newly established WESTVILLE SMALL BUSINESS FUND, which will offer small grants to help sustain operations for small businesses, including self-employed people, in and around Westville Village. All purchases and donations up to $5,000 will be matched by WVRA, the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance!Unsold artwork becomes the property of WVRA and may be used for other events and sales at WVRA's discretion.
SHOP FROM HOME THROUGH VIRTUALWESTVILLE.COM!
Pistachio Cafe
VintanthroModern Vintage Clothing
Fin and Scale Sushi Bar
Westville's dynamic and international food scene continues to grow! Let's keep it vibrant over these tough winter months. Dine In or Take Out. And Gift Cards for everyone! Check out our Virtual Westville website by clicking HERE
or individual lists below. 

Camacho Garage