Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Art to the Avenue - Greenwich May 5-31

Once again this year, the Greenwich Arts Council has organized Art to the Avenue, which is now in its' nineteenth year! This event is held to show that art and commerce do mix, and since 1998 this stellar event has been doing just that!
The nationally acclaimed Greenwich High School Jazz Band playing on Opening Night on Greenwich Avenue

This years event promises to be one of the most exciting festivals ever organized. The opening is set for Thursday, May 5, from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening launches a truly spectacular show with musicians and street performers filling the street  along with entertaining strollers. 
On May 5, most stores host receptions for the hundreds of visitors who attend  this event to preview the work of over 120 artists. The art selected by the retailers remains in place through Memorial Day, so there is ample time for viewers to experience the "gallery" that downtown Greenwich becomes. All the art on display is for sale, and a 30% tax deduction for the purchaser benefits Greenwich Arts Council. 
Painting by Angel Mieres displayed in the entry of an office space on Greenwich Avenue.

Don't forget to pick up a complete map/guide that lists all participants making it easy to zero in on what interests you. The Greenwich Arts Council is located at 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT.  For more information visit: www.greenwichartscouncil.org.
For more area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

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