Arts & Ideas Festival - (June 14-28)

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers from around the world.

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Artspace-Center for Contemporary Art

Hours: Wed & Thurs. 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-8pm Sat 2pm-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm;
Admission: No Charge
Features rotating exhibitions of contemporary art in all media and a permanent collection of affordable works by local and regional artists.

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Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

Hours: Sat 11am-5pm;
Admission:  No Charge
Features a unique collection of childhood nostalgia from lunch boxes to toys and advertising memorabilia from comics and television.

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Barnes Museum

Hours: Mon- Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm;
Admission:  Adults $2.00 /Children $1.00
Features antique furniture, glassware and other items in home built in 1836 by Amon Bradley.

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Connecticut Art Trail

Here is a project that can keep you busy year-round: explore the 15 world-class museums and historic sites that comprise the Connecticut Art Trail. The trail meanders among historic sites, bucolic farms, art studios and artists' houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Discover diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. The trail includes a feature called Trail Getaways that presents recommended itineraries along with helpful suggestions for nearby places to visit and dine. In the Greater New Haven region the trail includes the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven.

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Connecticut Post Shopping Mall

The Connecticut Post Mall, located in Milford, has over 190 stores. These include H&M, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, Target, Aldo, American Eagle Outfitters, and many more. Additionally, the Connecticut Post Cinema De Lux 14 has tons of movies for friends and family to watch and enjoy together!

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