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OUTDOOR WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL @ MoCA WESTPORT
February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MoCA Westport and the Up | Next Teens organization invite the community to attend an experiential Winter Lights Festival at MoCA Westport (19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport) on Saturday, February 27th from 12 – 6 p.m.
The Festival will feature a Maker and Crafts space in a large airy outdoor tent including supplies and step-by-step instructions for families to work together to create winter-themed decorations. These decorations will be incorporated into a walk-through Light Path, which will be lit at sun down. The public is invited to view the experience through the following weekend.
Attendees will also experience live performances by local high school musicians, can purchase delicious food offerings from The Melt on-site truck, and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa from Sheila Barton Events.
The Festival also includes complimentary access to MoCA Westport’s exhibition, Hindsight is 2020, featuring close to 200 high school student artists from across the region.
Members of MoCA Westport’s Teen Council will be on site to share their artwork and unique goods available for purchase during the entirety of the afternoon.
Tickets for the event are now available for purchase on mocawestport.org for two-hour blocks of time. Tickets for MoCA Westport Members are $25/family or $10/individual; Non-Members can purchase tickets for $30 family/$15 individual.
MoCA Westport Executive Director Ruth Mannes stated, “We are so thrilled to work with the Up | Next Teens organization to share this event with our members and friends. We invite all new and familiar faces to MoCA Westport to enjoy this immersive experience combining the arts, music, food, and community.”
Addison Moore, the Up | Next founder added, “Everyone says that we are the future. But there is no future without a vision for success. Up | Next is excited to partner with MoCA Westport as we work hard to help local teens flex their muscles of new ideas, imagination and creativity. When it comes to innovative leadership, we’re up next.”
Up | Next is a student run organization designed to address three major goals, 1) Supporting a cause: that of helping feed those in need, 2) Educating teens: teaching youth how to invest in business, manage business, and be leaders in business, and 3) Providing support to youth to bring their project’s vision to fruition. To learn more about Up | Next, please contact the organization at UpNextMail1@gmail.com.
The event is also in partnership with the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce.
All State of Connecticut safety protocols will be explicitly followed, including wearing of face masks, social distancing, and timed visits.
In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the event will be Saturday, March 6th.