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    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Rose Arts Festival returns to Norwich

    Jim Countryman and Erin Harpe perform on the main stage Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)

    Norwich — The Rose Arts Festival, held at Chelsea Parade Park and including venues throughout downtown, returned Saturday after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus.

    The event features live music, food trucks, a kids play area, art displays and other creative stations.

    James Gillanders catapults his son, Preston, 3, through a tube water slide Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Paintings, drawings and composites by middle school students to experienced artists are featured Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Mary Pollard puts a visitor's artwork on display Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. Pollard's station encourages anyone to paint everything and anything despite skill level. The Norwich resident of 30 years plans to analyze the art for her art therapy thesis and intends on auctioning off the final collaborative project, with proceeds going to New London County art programs. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    "Nor-witch" Deanna Rhodes gives a lollipop to Evelyn Young, 4, right, at the Rose Arts Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Derek Whitneck dazzles Zara Reis, 5, with a magic trick Saturday, June 25, 2022, during a performance at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    A vendor prepares two shaved ices for a customer Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    I Anbassa & The Word Sound Power Movement performs Saturday, June 25, 2022, on the main stage at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Matias Campanaro, 6, gets a coat of face paint Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Rose Arts Festival at Chelsea Parade Park in Norwich. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)

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