NEW BRITAIN – Gallery 66 has found a way to help fund the annual free concert in the city.
The gallery will be holding a two-day tag sale fundraiser July 3-4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
“Originally the tag sale was supposed to be Easter weekend, but we couldn’t do it,” said Gerry Amodio, executive director New Britain Downtown District. “The Visitors Center is still not open, but I said we could have it outside on the sidewalk.”
A plethora of items will be on display outside on the sidewalk at 66 W. Main St. for people to purchase.
“Most of the items will be clothes (new or gently used) for men, women and children,” said Adrian Elliott, curator at Gallery 66. “The price marks will be $1-20, nothing outrageous.”
Elliott has been and is currently accepting donations for the tag sale as well.
“Most of the things that we’re selling have been donated from people involved in events like the free concert, open mic and the gallery,” Elliott said.
“We’re emptying out our house so I gave her a couple van loads of stuff,” Amodio said. “She has some nice stuff she collected from people so far.”
They are requesting no televisions, monitors, large furniture or any other heavy items be donated, but all lighter weight items are appreciated.
Like the tag sale, the Motown 2 free concert had to be moved to an outdoor event and will be on the last Saturday in September.
“We are asking people to be safe and healthy, wear a mask, and maintain social distancing whenever possible,” Elliott said.
For those who intend to shop at the tag sale, a mask is a must and one will be provided for you if you don’t have one.
“I think right now people need things to go to; they need to get out and be able to gather in small groups if you will and I think now is a good time to do it especially outdoors,” Amodio said.
Guests can also enjoy Gallery 66’s Window Exhibit as they shop.
“Jordan Jones (JJ the Artist) will be putting up his art in the window, which will be on display July 3-August 2,” Elliott said.
Shoppers will be able to watch him install his exhibit, talk with him and ask him questions about his work, but keep social distance through the storefront window.
For more information on donating items for the tag sale contact Elliott at 860-881-7801 or email her at email@example.com.