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Celebrate summer in Litchfield Connecticut

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Litchfield located in the heart of the Litchfield Hills in northwest Connecticut has planned a family fun event on July 3 that highlights the town’s love of art, fashion, fine food and music. Now in it's fifth year, the shopkeepers and restaurateurs, artists and musicians participating in Litchfield’s Night Out have organized an event that is the perfect way to celebrate the fourth of July Weekend.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. when the shops of Litchfield that line the historic green throw open their doors to newly created art spaces that feature the work of local, regional and national artists. Receptions with refreshments add to the festive nature of this event. Participating shops with guest artists whose work will be on display and for sale through August 28 artists include: Matthew Best at Ollie's Pizza http://www.olliespizza.com, Olivia Bosson at Bosson Optical http://www.bossonoptical.com, Lisa Brody at @ The Corner http://www.athecorner.com, Jane Doyle & Geoffrey Young at Workshop http://workshoponthegreen.com, Ted Gahl at West Street Grill http://www.weststreetgrill.com, Visko Hatfield at The Village http://www.village-litchfield.com, Camille Hoffman at R. Derwin Women's http://www.rderwinclothiers.com, Kim Keever at Jeffrey Tillou Antiques http://www.tillouantiques.com, Joan Morosani at Kitchenworks, Richard Pasquarelli at R. Derwin Men's http://www.rderwinclothiers.com, Susan Spencer at Serendipity, and Anda Styler at P.S. Gallery, http://www.psgallery.com.

As visitors stroll along the historic green they will also be entertained by a variety of music that adds to the conviviality of the event. Headliners for music include Devlin Tenney & Nate DiDomizio a jazz duo performing classics with the ABC Music School Guitar Ensemble from 5:30-7:30 outside the West Street Grill. Don’t miss the No Stress Blues Band in Cobble Court, just behind the shops on the green that will perform a mix of blues standards from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while Ryan Foss will be performing at Ollie’s Pizzeria from 6:00-9:00. Blues will go on until 11 p.m. with the Breakdown performing acoustic classic rock inside @ the Corner’s bar from 9:00-11:00.

If you have worked up an appetite from walking and shopping, not to worry, Litchfield offers many excellent dining choices such as the West Street Grill http://www.weststreetgrill.com, the Village Restaurant http://www.village-litchfield.com and @ the Corner http://www.athecorner.com.

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