Downtown Stamford transformed into a free interactive art exhibit this weekend.
"I don't paint what I see," said local graphic designer and painter Bob Callahan. "I paint the impression of what I'm looking at."
Artwalk returned for its second year in a row, showcasing the work of over 95 local artists, from painters and sculptors to dancers, poets and musicians at Latham Park and around Bedford and Broad Streets.
"We really have it all, so we really try to be as diverse as possible with the artwork we use because art is so diverse and so is our city," said retail operation coordinator Dainel Raymer.
'I love it, it's a passion," said Callahan. "I've been doing it since I was a little child and when I first did water color, I fell in love with it."
Local businesses and non-profit organizations gathered at the ArtWalk Expo in Latham Park. Abilis a foundation supporting activities for individuals with developmental disabilities, showcased the work of its members.
"So many people who are a part of our community have experiences that they can't really articulate always and communication is so important to understanding who makes up our community," said Keelin Daly, Abilis marketing director.
"These are from Aruba and Portugal," said Barbra Mathis from the Loft Artist Association. "I've been to both places and I did sketches on site and then photographs and then came home and did the paintings."