CHESTER – The artists of Maple and Main Gallery will celebrate the town’s 23rd annual Winter Carnivale Sunday, Feb. 17 by painting hot & sweet peppers.
Part of the festivities that day is the Chilly Chili Cook Off at the firehouse from 11 am to1 pm. when fire companies, restaurants and home cooks compete for the tastiest chili. To taste them all and vote costs $5 with the proceeds going to the Chester Hose Company.
Over at the Maple & Main Gallery, a still life of peppers will be set up for gallery artists to interpret in whatever medium and style they wish. In addition, already completed pepper paintings will be on display. The painting demonstration will be between 10 a.m. and 2 pm or so.
All day Sunday, cookies and hot and cold cider will be served to passersby who are also welcome to visit the “Barns and Farms” show in the Jostlen gallery, small paintings in the Library gallery, student art in the classroom and a wide array of paintings in the main gallery.
The gallery, at the corner of Main and Maple Streets will be open Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. On other Sundays, it’s open from 11 am to 5 pm and Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm. Visit the gallery online: mapleandmaingallery.com or call 860-526-6065 to learn more about the gallery and its classes and workshops.