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3/14/2016 - Town Kicks Off Tourism Campaign with Fairfield Map & Guide

Hand-Drawn, Watercolor Map of Fairfield Featured

As part of its new Tourism Initiative, the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are inviting local businesses and organizations to become sponsors of the Fairfield Map & Guide.  The Map & Guide is designed to orient, inform and acquaint visitors with primary travel routes, the location of specific landmarks and historic districts, cultural assets, recreational areas, and business centers throughout Fairfield.

“Fairfield is the quintessential New England town with a rich, 375-year history, picturesque coastline and a vibrant downtown.  There’s lots to see and do, and many places to eat, making Fairfield a great place to visit, relax and unwind,” said Mark Barnhart, Director of Community & Economic Development.  The Map and Guide will be helpful to visitors and residents alike.

The highlight of the Map will be a beautiful, hand-drawn, watercolor illustration of the town by Massachusetts-based artist Bart Arnold. Perhaps best known as an abstract painter and jewelry artist, Arnold’s work also includes a realist mode, painting scenic mural commissions and making drawings and watercolors of scenes and objects.

More than 50,000 maps will be printed this spring and distributed at more than 280 locations in the New York metro area right before the start of the busy summer tourist season. Sponsoring businesses and organizations will receive copies of the map to distribute to their customers.

A limited number of ads are available in the Map and Guide at a range of sizes and prices. Commitments will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through March 25, 2016. Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Project Manager Meri Erickson, at 203-561-7798 or Meri@buzzmkt.com.