Art at Lockwood-Mathews Park
June 16, 2015
The weather’s perfect for walking! Leave your car behind and walk to beautiful Lockwood-Mathews Park where you can easily spend the day exploring art and history. From printmaking to Victorian architecture to fun in the sun, this park has much to offer only a short distance away from your Waypointe apartment.
Head out for some fun at Lockwood-Mathews Park this weekend!
Visit a Historic Mansion
Did you know that in 1942, the city of Norwalk housed some of its war offices in the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion? The mansion has been a National Historic Landmark since 1971, and it is open today as a museum. View the Gilded Age interiors to get a sense of the Victorian Era and take a tour throughout the many rooms and learn about art and history. These walls are talking!
Become an Artist
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is in a 19th century stone carriage house. A non-profit organization, the CCP is dedicated to printmaking art, including silkscreen, book arts, and woodblock printing. Also located inside is the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery, which features many great exhibits. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, you can take a workshop to learn more about printmaking and make your own art piece! If you’re more a viewer than a maker, you will enjoy viewing their well-curated exhibits.
Bring the Kids Along
For fun for the whole family, visit the Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a unique experience. Children will love the many educational and fun exhibits, such as the Energy Lab and the Light Gallery. The Celebration Courtyard is a giant open-air tent that kids will have fun exploring. We think your inner kid will be having a great time too!
Enjoy the Outdoors
For a breath of fresh air, go jogging or bike riding on the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Take in the gorgeous sights and smells as you enjoy nature so close to home at Lockwood-Mathews Park. You also might want to check out the Heritage Wall, which is a wonderful testament to the community and its history.
Food is an Art
After all this learning and fun, you might get a little hungry. You can grab a bite to eat at the Stepping Stones Museum or have a picnic in the park. But if you want to continue your walk, here are some great places only a short distance away:
If cajun fries and a chipotle chicken quesadilla sound good to you, then you might want to feed your after-learning hunger at the Blue Cactus Grill. Their delicious plates will hit the spot.
With all that printmaking and art-gazing, you’ve probably worked up quite an appetite. Grab some authentic Greek cuisine at Pontos Taverna. Get a tasty Souvlaki platter or a Gyro sandwich.