SoNo Arts Celebration Packs In The Crowds

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Kristen Terrana, of Redding, displays her ink and watercolor work "Stop and Smell the Butterflies" Sunday at the SONO Arts Celebration. It is part of what she calls "The Fire in My Belly" series.
Kristen Terrana, of Redding, displays her ink and watercolor work "Stop and Smell the Butterflies" Sunday at the SONO Arts Celebration. It is part of what she calls "The Fire in My Belly" series. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Paul Fernandez-Carol displays one of his ink on paper creations of surfboards in a station wagon. He owns the Seven Arts Gallery of Ridgefield.
Paul Fernandez-Carol displays one of his ink on paper creations of surfboards in a station wagon. He owns the Seven Arts Gallery of Ridgefield. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The railroad bridge in South Norwalk is covered in signs during the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday.
The railroad bridge in South Norwalk is covered in signs during the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Bassist Sammy Blanchette, drummer Greg Deblasio and singer Casey Gorman right of Hubinger Street perform at SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Not in picture is guitarist Matt Miklus.
Bassist Sammy Blanchette, drummer Greg Deblasio and singer Casey Gorman right of Hubinger Street perform at SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Not in picture is guitarist Matt Miklus. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Bassist Sammy Blanchette, drummer Greg Deblasio and singer Casey Gorman right of Hubinger Street perform at SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Not in picture is guitarist Matt Miklus.
Bassist Sammy Blanchette, drummer Greg Deblasio and singer Casey Gorman right of Hubinger Street perform at SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Not in picture is guitarist Matt Miklus. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Even the South Norwalk railroad bridge gets into the act Sunday at the SoNo Arts Celebration as it raised to let boaters through.
Even the South Norwalk railroad bridge gets into the act Sunday at the SoNo Arts Celebration as it raised to let boaters through. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Some of the crowd at the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday.
Some of the crowd at the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The crowd fills the streets at the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday.
The crowd fills the streets at the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
People in the crowd at the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday check out one of the vendor displays.
People in the crowd at the SoNo Arts Celebration on Sunday check out one of the vendor displays. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

NORWALK, Conn. -- Thousands of people filled the streets over the weekend for the SoNo Arts Celebration. For Paul Fernandez-Carol, every one of those Norwalk visitors offered an opportunity to display his work and advertise his Seven Arts Gallery.

"In a weekend like this, the kind of traffic I see would take me years to build if I only had my retail store," Fernandez-Carol said Sunday. "The ripple effect of getting this kind of exposure in my opinion is what grows your business."

He had a tent at the festival that displayed his works and that of 11 other artists. 

Although the Ridgefield-based Fernandez-Carol said there weren't many buyers among the people who stopped to look at all the artwork, he said it was still a good opportunity to make their names known.

Kristen Terrana was one of the artists displaying her work in the Seven Arts Gallery tent.

Exposure is what she was looking for as well. She is new to the area, having just moved with her family moved to Redding in March from New York City.

"It's important to meet new people since I am new to the area, interact with local people here, meet other artists and also try to get the word out about my art," said Terrana, who said she made some sales during the weekend arts event.

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Thank you for stopping by the booth! It was a pleasure to speak with the Stamford Daily Voice! To see more of my work, visit my website at www.kristenterrana.com.

What a talented person. That is absolutely beautiful work. Good luck .