Whoever said that art and commerce don’t mix was clearly mistaken. Since 1998 Art to the Avenue had been doing just that. Each May,
with the overwhelming support of the Greenwich business community, the Arts Council turns Greenwich Avenue into a strolling gallery.
One of the largest and most exciting festivals ever organized, the Opening is set for Thursday, May 4, from 5:30-8pm.
The evening launches a truly spectacular show. Musicians and street performers fill the street entertaining strollers.
Most stores host receptions for the hundreds of visitors who attend 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 GAC.
A complete Map/Guide is published listing all participants, so that individual shops, artists and locations are easy to locate.
Artwork by Sophie-Alexia de Lotbiniere
May 4 - 27, 2017 | Twentieth Year!
With Special Thanks To Our 2016 Sponsors:
Lead Sponsor: SHIPMAN & GOODWIN, LLP
Laura & Steve Cunningham * Laura Kaehler Architects, LLC * Robbie & Albert Kestnbaum Leah & Jim Marmon * People’s United Bank * Townsquare Media
Bank of America * La Fenice Gelateria * Out of The Box * Stuart Weitzman
It may seem early to think about Art to the Avenue 2017, but the dates have already Art to the Avenue 2017.
For artists who did not participate in the 2016 event and want to do so in 2017, please email your contact information to:
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10
Please put “Art to the Avenue 2017” in the subject line of the e-mail, and make certain you receive a reply back confirming that your request has been processed. This will ensure that you will receive an invitation via postal mail in December to participate in the 2017 event.
Preview dates for artists and retailers will be scheduled for early March.
Images from Opening Night of Art to the Avenue 2016