Sip and Shop at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum


Sip and Shop

at the

Norwalk Historical Museum

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Featuring local artist/designer Karen Ponelli.  She will discuss how her contemporary art techniques are transformed into beautiful scarves and accessories!

Support our women’s “Suit Drive” to benefit Dress for Success – Mid-Fairfield County

What to donate


Wine and Cheese Reception

Admission: Free



141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Located in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Dept.
Parking available at Norwalk City Hall campus, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk

Meet Artist/Designer Karen Ponelli

Local artist/designer Karen Ponelli will discuss how her contemporary art techniques are transformed into scarves and accessories.  She will be selling unique silk and textured scarves from her new line of contemporary artwork.  Some of her scarves were created by a California based company using the artists’ paintings and designs to produce wearable products.  In addition, Ponelli will have her one of kind scarves available that she creates from start to finish, which includes selecting and hand-dyeing the fabrics. Her hand-dyed silk flower accessory pins, matted artwork, hand painted gift wrap and stationary items will also be available.


Women’s “Suit Drive” to Benefit Dress for Success – Mid-Fairfield County

You are invited to donate women’s in-season “interview-appropriate” apparel and accessories.

What to Donate:

  • “In-season” interview-appropriate apparel, especially plus sizes – No more than 3 years old – MUST BE CLEAN AND ON HANGERS – BAGGED CLOTHING CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:
    • Suits, jackets/blazers, pants & skirts
    • Blouses, tops, & shells that fit neatly under a suit/jacket/blazer
    • Footwear (interview-appropriate, in-season, in new or good condition, of all sizes)
    • Handbags, portfolios, jewlery, & scares
    • Unopened/unused pantyhose, lingerie, cosmetics and toiletries
  • Monetary donations are also welcome.
  • Donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided upon request.


About Dress for Success – Mid Fairfield County

An affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide in New York City since 1998, the organization has served over 5,000 women in Fairfield County through its Simply Suited program and career development programs. Dress for Success – Mid-Fairifield County empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life