What is Art to the Avenue?
Art to the Avenue is an opportunity for stores and restaurants to participate in an exciting festival celebrating Greenwich’s vibrant business district and the arts. From Thursday, June 4 to 28, Central Greenwich becomes a strolling gallery because you, as members of the retail community, participate by exhibiting original paintings, photographs or sculpture in your establishment and its windows
Who can participate?
All retailers/restaurateurs in the Central Greenwich Business District are invited to join the Arts Council and be a part of Art to the Avenue. Your registration fee, which includes a GAC individual membership, helps to support the Arts Council’s services and programs like Art to the Avenue.
Last year over 110 artists exhibited in 90 locations.
How do we do sign up?
Simply fill out the online registration form through the link below. The registration form and fee needs to be submitted by Monday, March 16, to ensure that you are included in the Art to the Avenue Map/Guide.
How is the program promoted?
In addition to all-media publicity, the colorful event Map/Guide, showing both retailer/restaurant and artist participants, will be distributed at each store and sent to all media outlets and the Arts Council’s mailing list. Each participating retailer will receive a sign to post in their store window as well.
When do I choose an artist?
These are the following Dates and Times for the selection process depending on the sponsorship level:
$ 500 Gold: Wed, May 13, 8 AM to 12 PM
$ 250 Silver: Wed, May 13, 2 PM to 4 PM
$ 175 Bronze: Thurs, May 14, 8 AM to 10 AM
$ 75 Standard: Thursday, May 14, 10 AM to 4 PM
The Selection process takes place at the Greenwich Arts Council: 299 Greenwich Avenue, second floor. Samples of participating artists’ works and their portfolios will be displayed. We urge you, or a representative, to attend this “preview” to make your choice. If you are unable to attend, the office will be able to guide through selecting an artist through the online gallery.
What is the next step?
Your selected artist will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time for you to meet to choose the works of art that you wish to exhibit (a minimum of 2 art pieces) and decide on how they will be displayed. Many retailers exhibit artwork both inside their stores and in their windows. Some choose to display the work of more than one artist.
When does Art to the Avenue start?
Opening Festivities are Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 5:30 to 8 PM. Many stores host opening night receptions to introduce their artist to the public. This means more exposure for both the store and the artist’s work. In addition, we plan to have performance artists, musicians and strolling minstrels to create excitement throughout the business district. We urge you to participate!
Is the artwork for sale?
Yes! But in order to simplify the process for you, all sales transactions and completion of the sales receipts will be handled by the Greenwich Arts Council’s office. All sales support the Greenwich Arts Council’s wonderful educational programs.
Why is it Important to Participate?
Your support is crucial to continuing our mission of bringing the arts, affordable rental spaces for other non-profit arts organizations in town and preserving the infrastructure of our historic home here at 299 Greenwich Avenue, a jewel of downtown Greenwich. The council is committed to bringing, enhancing and unifying the cultural resources in our community. With each program we are reminded of the importance and the many gifts the council brings us. This remarkable institution has been serving the Greenwich community and beyond since it was founded in 1973. Please consider participating on Art to the Avenue 2020, your support is very much appreciate it by us and the community!
If you have any questions, please contact GAC Office at (203) 862-6750 or firstname.lastname@example.org