The Great Pumpkin Experience: Oct. 17-18, 12-5pm

GREAT PUMPKIN EXPERIENCE: Join celebrated artist Marco Santini in the Bloomingdale’s Court of The SoNo Collection in Norwalk this weekend: Sat & Sun, 12-5pm, as he creates custom painted artisanal pumpkins – and support The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.

Capture memorable photo ops with larger than life, hand-painted pumpkins, and take home a DIY pumpkin painting kit with a qualifying purchase of $75, while supplies last.

Marco Santini is an award-winning NYC-based artist, fashion designer, photographer, and inventor who draws inspiration from inclusion, positivity, and language.

In 2007, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic Anthropology at Brown University, where he was intrigued by the relationship between communication, expression, and imagery. Santini worked at branding agencies in NYC before fully committing to the arts. His geometric style is expressed through spray paint, paint markers, window markers, acrylics, magazines, textiles and digital art.

Santini found his life’s purpose in 2018 to spread love and positivity as a Conscious Creator. He has expressed this through art, education, and volunteering. He speaks and paints at schools around the world, teaching students to explore their passions while turning negatives into positives.

In 2019, Santini had his first solo show entitled Unity in Diversity, showcasing over 100 works at 198 Allen Gallery in the Lower East Side of New York City. Santini’s work has also been featured at the United Nations, Shore Club Miami, SLS Miami, Art Basel Miami (2019, 2018 & 2017), Bloomingdale’s, Burning Man (2019), SXSW (2019 & 2018), Hudson Yards, Brooklyn Beer Garden, Underhill Walls, Rare Art Gallery, Flywheel Gallery, GalleryBar, Rogue Gallery, Arts United, Art House in East Hampton.