Walnut Beach Art Stroll offers art, food and dance

The Walnut Beach Art Stroll will now be happening on a regular schedule, the third Thursday of each month starting June 20.

Participants are invited to walk the avenue — Naugatuck Avenue to Broadway.

Beginning at 6 p.m. strollers will find the food fare of the area restaurants — pizza, burgers, etc. at Alfa’s; deli sandwiches at New Town Market; Italian cuisine at Aldario’s and Costa Azzura. The Lazy Lobster, 6 Broadway, offers lobster.

Art and more can be found along the walk.

The Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Avenue, will be open from 7 to 8 p.m., offering a new exhibit, “Flowers.”

At Sobobo Art Gallery, 42 Naugatuck Avenue, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. strollers can meet Andrew Hungaski, presenting his show, “A Tangible Vision,” which is his collection of photographs. Saxophonist Addison Thompson will perform.

Three doors down from Sobobo, Seaside Wines & Spirits, 36 Naugatuck Avenue, will be having a wine tasting.

Scoot & Paddle, at 26 Naugatuck Avenue, has utilitarian art — totes. The company, Sea Bags, offers retired sailboat sails another life by turning them into handmade, one-of-a-kind nautical-inspired pieces.

The shop also rents bicycle built for two, and kayaks.

Enter Beach Gallery on Naugatuck Avenue, next to Scoot & Paddle, and “find art by owner/artist Elizabeth Wright.

Featured artisans Kim Fleming and Cathy Nolan will exhibit their sea glass jewelry creations. The spiritual jewelry of Judy Fryer Thompson, who was recently featured in Jewelry Magazine, will also be on display.

At 16 Broadway, Wild Expressions, brother and sister musicians Suzanne and Brian, who call themselves “The Light Hearts,” will enliven the evening with music.

Dessert can be found at Walnut Beach Creamery, 19 Broadway and Taste & See, 17 Broadway, which offers cupcakes.

Finally, there will be a salsa party with DJ Brian Smith at the park on the corner of Naugatuck and East Broadway.