PHOTOS: Soupstock promotes and supports the arts in Shelton

The annual Soupstock music and arts festival brought a mixture of a mixture of arts, culture and cuisine — combined with a bohemian touch — to Shelton’s Riverwalk on June 20 and 21. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

Amy Anderson, left, enjoys a bite to eat with her father and mother, Gary and Cathy Simansky of Shelton, at Soupstock while waiting for friends to perform with the band, Soulistic. Anderson is a 2001 Shelton High graduate.

Amy Anderson, left, enjoys a bite to eat with her father and mother, Gary and Cathy Simansky of Shelton, at Soupstock while waiting for friends to perform with the band, Soulistic. Anderson is a 2001 Shelton High graduate.

In addition to live music, the event included art competitions and displays, soup and chili cook-offs, food and other vendors, and children’s activities.

Dancing the day away.

Dancing the day away.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, which promotes the arts among young people in the Valley.

Tabitha Darrow of Shelton gets ready for the all the rides at Soupstock with her children, from left. Orion Barnum, 7, and Noah Darrow, 10.

Tabitha Darrow of Shelton gets ready for the all the rides at Soupstock with her children, from left. Orion Barnum, 7, and Noah Darrow, 10.

 

Mary Lou Bernstien, left, and Erica Schwarz, both of Shelton, staff a booth at Soupstock. Bernstien’s daughter is the event’s main organizer, and it benefits an arts-related nonprofit named after Bernstien’s late mother, Mary A. Schmecker.

Mary Lou Bernstien, left, and Erica Schwarz, both of Shelton, staff a booth at Soupstock. Bernstien’s daughter is the event’s main organizer, and it benefits an arts-related nonprofit named after Bernstien’s late mother, Mary A. Schmecker.

 

 

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