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 - 29, 2017 | Twentieth Year! Opening Night Festivities: Thursday, May 4
With Special Thanks To Our 2017 Sponsors:
Lead Sponsor: SHIPMAN & GOODWIN, LLP
Leah & Jim Marmon - Robbie & Albert Kestnbaum - People’s United Bank - TD Bank - The Perfect Provenance
Bank of America - UBS The Haertel Group - Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zoubek - Stuart Weitzman - Oliver Peoples - La Fenice Gelateria
It may seem early to think about Art to the Avenue 2018, but the dates have already set for Art to the Avenue 2018.
For artists who did not participate in the 2017 event and want to do so in 2018, please email your contact information to:
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10
Please put “Art to the Avenue 2018” 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 2018 event.
Preview dates for artists and retailers will be scheduled for early March.
Images from Opening Night of Art to the Avenue 2016