All are welcome at Bridgeport Art Fest

On Saturday, July 11th at 8:30pm, the POEMobile, a beautifully hand-painted truck covered in multilingual poetry that houses an innovative, open-air text projection system, will visit Bridgeport’s Arts Fest for the 3rd year in a row.  This popular event, led by poetry ambassador Shanna T. Melton,  features Bridgeport’s best and brightest poets.

The POEMobile is presented by City Lore and Bowery Arts + Science and is sponsored by Housatonic Museum of Art at Housatonic Community College and supported in part by the Downtown Special Services District, City Lights Gallery, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the City of Bridgeport Mayor's Office and the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council.

The Housatonic Museum of Art’s collection contains over 5000 works of art spanning ancient through modern times and is one of the largest permanent collections of any two-year college in the Northeast.

As part of the POEMobile’s event, the instrumental Impulse Ensemble will perform an introductory 30 minute set beginning at 7:30 and then accompany the poets’ performances. Impulse Ensemble  describe their sound as a free-flow fusion of World Music, Jazz and Spoken Word.

The event will also feature performances by: Shanna T. Melton, Norah Pollard, Face, Ngoma, Antoinette Brim, Amina Seyal, Jasmine Eaton, and B. Leah.

This event is free and everyone is invited to attend!