"We've got all the ingredients to success but we haven't figured out the recipe," Gant said of New London, which she views as a city on the verge. She explained the concept of Tiny Town: "It's a street festival event trying to help provide support for people to learn the recipe."
Day two of Tiny Town will kick off on Saturday with a Swap Meet from 10am - 2pm outside the doors of Spark Makerspace.
So, search your closets and more to bring stuff you no longer want that someone else might consider buried treasure! Appropriate items include: clothes, books, art, tools, household items, small furniture in good condition. Please no: hazardous material, weapons, etc.
While a real tiny house is being built at Spark in the lead up to Tiny Town we are inviting young people to make a tiny Fairy House to display during Tiny Town. This will be a Country Fair-type presentation with prizes for a blue ribbon winner and a runner up.
There are two age groups: under 10 and over 10.
Let your imagination go wild. There is no limit on your creativity, but ideally easily portable and either it is free standing or can be placed on a table for display.
Bring your Fairy House to Tiny Town by 11am on Saturday July 29th. Judging and Awards will be given out at 5pm. Contestants are welcome to take home their fairy house, or donate it Spark to sell as part of a tea cup fundraiser.
Prizes include passes to the Children's Museum in Niantic and the Movie Theatre.
Curious about screenprinting? or want to lend a hand making Tiny Town happen?
Stop by Friday June 30th in the Artspace of Spark from 5:30 - 7pm to hang out or help hand print the posters for Tiny Town.
This is a make-one-take-one. If you come to help you can take a beautiful poster home with you as a collector item.
Want to start a restaurant or maybe a food truck?
Come to this info session to learn about the Cultivator Kitchen, a program in which students will run a restaurant operation as a group under the guidance of veteran restauranteur Robert Ramsay from the Montauk House Cafe.
We are looking for people to be part of teams to test initial concepts (soul food, tacos, etc.) during Tiny Town as a first proof of concept.
Tiny Town is a two-day interactive street festival designed to have fun, test a few new ideas, and introduce education that inspires intentional living and ignites the potential of Southeastern Connecticut.
Streets will be closed off outside of Spark Makerspace on Friday July 28th starting at 4pm and through the day on Saturday July 29th to create a mini village in the city through the placement of tiny houses, painted streetscapes, and programming.