Autumn in the Air Debuts in Ridgefield

Zoe & Co hosted artist AnneMarie Surfaro-Boehme

This past weekend was the debut of Autumn in the Air in Ridgefield, a special town-wide event produced by the inRIdgefield team to promote the “Ridgefield experience” as we head into fall. VIsitors and residents alike enjoyed the exceptional arts and culture events around town while taking advantage of special sidewalk shopping events at our local businesses.

The weekend was packed with cultural events including Third Weekends and a Fall Family Tour at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Fall Booksale at The Ridgefield Library, and the opening reception for the 44th Annual Juried Exhibition at Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center showcased the “A Land of Opportunity?” exhibit and over at the RPAC Gallery, artists came together for the opening of the “Beyond Limits” exhibit featuring the work of Guy Stanley Philoche and selected artists of The Philoche Collection.

It was exciting to see so many of our local businesses throughout town offering sidewalk sales, raffles, giveaways, and special discounts! Audrey Road hosted special offerings featuring Nutmeg And Apple and SG Focal Beads.

Nutmeg And Apple with their products set up at Audrey Road
Local vendor SG Focal Beads at Audrey Road

Visitors were able to view and purchase the latest designer jewelry and gifts from Amy Kahn Russell and get discounts on home goods, accessories, clothing, and kids toys at BellaHome.

Amy Kahn Russell on Bailey Ave
Bella Home owner Nicole Interlandi

Main Street was colored in art! The sidewalk in front of Weichert Realtors hosted the Ridgefield Poster Collection by artist Paul Siegel, and beautiful watercolors by AnneMarie Surfaro-Boehme were featured in front of Zoe & Co. Sugarbeads.

Artist Paul Siegel at Weichert Realtors
Artwork by AnneMarie Surfaro Boehme

“Autumn in the Air: Experience Ridgefield was a great opportunity to highlight the arts, culture, and small businesses of Main Street and beyond. The Ridgefield community is kind and caring. This event brought out many to experience the true character of our town. Thanks to inRidgefield for promoting the event, and giving local merchants the opportunity to participate.”  – AnneMarie Surfaro-Boehme, Resident, Educator, Artist

Susan Buzaid owner Olley Court on Big Shop Lane
Candlelight Shoppe on Main Street

Also taking part in Autumn in the Air was Olley Court, Candlelight Shoppe, Miss Confident, and elizabella’s bake shop all featuring sidewalk sales, along with Addessi Jewelers, Hutton’s Fine Menswear, Ridgefield Historical Society, Ridgefield Running Company, Touch of Sedona, and Sedona Art.

Doug Hutton of Hutton's Fine Menswear
Touch of Sedona & Sedona Art

And over at Copps Hill, nancy O held a porch sale featuring knitting demonstrations, a yarn sale, and a special raffle for one lucky winner!

Nancy O'Connell at the nancy O Porch Sale - at the Marketplace at Copps Hill
nancy O giveaway

We hope everyone enjoyed Autumn in the Air this week and we look forward to seeing you again #inRidgefield! If you have photos and would like to be featured, follow us and tag @inridgefield!

Thomas and Wayne Addessi hosted the Ridgefield Historical Society
The Pharm Stand
BOW Wow Art Dogs along Main Street