Ride a painting bike at the 19th annual Westville Village Artwalk

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — For nearly 20 years, New Haven’s Westville neighborhood has graces the community with art and culture. This weekend is the 19th annual Westville Village Artwalk.

Joining us Saturday on Good Morning Connecticut, Muffy Pendergast, an artwalk volunteer for many years, tells us everything going on at the festival.

With the help of News 8’s Stephanie Simoni and Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Sam Kantrow, they create an artistic masterpiece simply by riding a bike that paints!

This year color about 30-miles of yarn has been wrapped around many trees in Westville, as part of something called a “knit bomb.” For yarn-lovers, this is a kind of art that has been springing up around the country.

The community-based arts festival takes place in Westville Village in New Haven. Check out the live music and theater performances, plus art-making activities for the kids and whole family. And one of the biggest perks of all, the event is free!

Highlights of this year’s events include two gallery and studio tours on Saturday, live music and performances on two stages throughout the village, artist and artisan market with more than 30 vendors, and free kids art activities including: Instrument Petting Zoo with Neighborhood Music School, New Haven Bike Month activities, Camera Obscura, 30′ Climbing Wall with New Haven Parks & Rec, Bike-Powered Spin Art, Button Art, Henna Mehndi, GIANT Magnetic Poetry,Tie-Dye T-Shirt Making with WCNS.  There are also food trucks, cafes, restaurants and more.

The 19th annual Westville Village Artwalk began on Friday and continues on Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, check out the website at westvilleartwalk.org.

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