'Faerieville USA' Theme For Wee Faerie Village At Flo Gris

The theme for this year's Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is "Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town."

The installation of 31 tiny, whimsical buildings on a walking trail runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29.

Visitors will use a map to find all the structures, which will create a town with everything faeries need to live, work and play: a bakery, library, factory, art gallery, drive-in movie theater, flower shop, dress shop, hotel, train station, etc.

Students from Deep River Elementary School, Haddam-Killingworth High School, the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication in New London and Pleasant Valley School in South Windsor will participate alongside the adult artists.

On opening day, sand artist Greg Grady will give an artist demo as he puts the finishing touches on his city made of seven tons of sand.

During the exhibit, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., children can participate in a drop-in art-making program. On Oct. 9 starting at 11:30 a.m., fairy dance lessons will be held, with a parade afterward. A "Cavalcade of Costumes" parade will take place Oct. 28 at noon. Visitors are encouraged to dress as fairies. Admission is $15, $14 seniors, $13 students, free for 12 and younger.

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