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Bridgeport Arts Fest

Bridgeport, CT | http://www.bridgeportartsfest.com
Joined in March 2012

About Us

The goals we hope to achieve through producing the Bridgeport Arts Fest include:

  1. Increasing the quality of life for Downtown residents, employees and students;
  2. Supporting and raising awareness of the local arts and cultural community;
  3. Promoting Downtown as an attractive and viable place to live, work and visit;
  4. Improving economic conditions for Downtown merchants, bars and restaurants;
  5. Fostering a sense of community amongst all who attend and participate;
  6. Showcasing McLevy Green and its surrounding array of historic architecture;
  7. Enhancing the local and regional perception of Downtown Bridgeport; and
  8. Improving and growing the event year after year.

These goals are achieved by meeting the following objectives:

  1. Creating a market for local Artists to exhibit, promote, network and vend;
  2. Providing high-quality entertainment for all ages and community members;
  3. Marketing and promoting local restaurants, bars, merchants, galleries, theatres and other cultural amenities;
  4. Attracting local and regional attendance;
  5. Ensuring an incident-free experience for all participants and attendees;
  6. Holding the event at McLevy Green and working with Parks, Public Facilities, DSSD and nearby property owners to ensure a clean and attractive setting;
  7. Providing adequate parking and way finding;
  8. Investing in high-quality marketing materials and well-placed advertisement;
  9. Generating an online presence via website, facebook page, twitter and email list;
  10. Raising adequate sponsorship funding;
  11. Involving local community organizations;
  12. Utilizing volunteers from throughout the community;
  13. Hosting public info sessions and fundraising events where artists and vendors can interact with one another and the public and develop a sense of team;
  14. Developing, distributing and collecting appropriate survey materials; and
  15. Praying to the weather Gods!

The goals we hope to achieve through producing the Bridgeport Arts Fest include:

  1. Increasing the quality of life for Downtown residents, employees and students;
  2. Supporting and raising awareness of the local arts and cultural community…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Areas

Location

  • 999 Broad St.
    2nd Floor
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

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