Chester’s Annual May Daze Night Friday, May 2, 2014

In Chester CT Events on April 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Dina Varano GalleryDina Varano Gallery, leave your name for a chance to win
a $25 gift certificate on the weekend of May 2.

Come to Chester Center on Friday evening, May 2, to celebrate the start of May and enjoy unforgettable art and photography, delicious food, unique apparel and jewelry, great gifts, AND “The Luck of the Draw!”

That evening, from 5 to 8 (and sometimes 9) p.m., Chester Center will be bustling with numerous gallery openings, store events, and gift drawings from one end of the Center to the other. This year – the Chester Merchants’ Annual May Daze Night – colorful balloons will be flying at every business where there’s a gift drawing.

All evening, as you peruse the shops and galleries through the Center, listening to ‘80s rock by Axis at the Pattaconk Bar & Grille, meeting old and new friends, and enjoying beverages and snacks courtesy of the Chester Merchants, stop to fill out a gift drawing ticket everywhere you see a Visit Chester balloon. The gift drawings will continue through the weekend, ending by 5 p.m. on Sunday.

You might win a $100 gift certificate at C&G: Unparalleled Apparel at 3 North Main Street or a birdhouse (a $120 value) at R.J. Vickers Herbery at 26 Water Street. Maybe you’ll win a Shawlsmith London Scarf/Wrap ($65 value) at Red Pepper at 14 Main Street or a gift basket filled with art created by the artists of Maple & Main Gallery at 1 Maple Street. If you’re lucky, you’ll win a pasta bowl from Montelupo, Tuscany (value $150) from Ceramica at 36 Main Street.  All that, plus gift certificates and more from other shops, galleries, and restaurants in Chester Center.

Ceramica - pasta bowl to win May 2
Come to Chester on Friday evening, May 2, and try to win this large, shallow pasta bowl at Ceramica. Made in Montelupo, Tuscany, it is 14 inches in diameter and over 3 inches deep and retails for $150. It can be used for pasta or hung on the wall as a piece of art. Ceramica is just one of many Chester businesses having prize drawings on May 2 during the Chester Merchants’ Annual May Daze Night.

Also that evening, stop in at Chester Gallery at 76 Main Street for the opening of an exhibition of exciting abstract works by Frederick Trinkaus. Visit Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery for the spring exhibition opening. At Dina Varano Gallery, Dina will be featuring her new Talisman Collection, and Bill Vollers at Gallery Americana/Art & Antiques will have a 20% off storewide sale for the evening.

Several businesses will be celebrating their newness on May 2. ELLE Design Studio is newly relocated to 1 Main Street, and Vintage Glory and Brown Eyed Girl are now joined at 4 Water Street, while Lark is in its first month at 4 Water Street. They will all have celebrations that evening.

Free parking is available in walking distance of the shops and galleries. Info: or email: or call: 860-526-1200.



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