PHOTOS: Art to the Ave Opening Night Steals Some Sunshine


Art to the Avenue, the annual month long festival in which downtown businesses, mostly on Greenwich Avenue, pair up with local artists, kicked off on Thursday night.

The signature event of the Greenwich Arts Council turned the Avenue into a strolling art gallery for opening night.

This year 105 artists and the 85 merchants in Greenwich are participating. On Thursday night, viewers were entertained by more than 15 bands, musical groups and other performers all along the Avenue. All the art work is for sale, with a portion of the sale benefiting the arts education programs of the GAC as well as the artists.

To inquire about art for sale contact the Greenwich Arts Council at (203) 862-6750.

Joseph Dermondy with one of his artworks at Tesla during Art to the Ave opening night festivities. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Robin Bologna dances outside the historic post office on Greenwich Avenue for Art to the Ave opening night. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Allegra Dance Greenwich dancers outside the historic post office on Greenwich Avenue for Art to the Avenue opening night. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Marcia O'Kane and Rita Fein on Greenwich Avenue for Art to the Ave. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Marcia O’Kane and Rita Fine on Greenwich Avenue for Art to the Ave. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Band director John Yoon with the band outside the Senior Center during Art to the Avenue's opening night. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Band director John Yoon with the band outside the Senior Center during Art to the Avenue’s opening night. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Black Petunia on Grigg Street off Greenwich Avenue. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Julie DiBiase by her artwork inside Elm Street Oyster House. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ann Abenavoli at Shoes ‘N More on Greenwich Avenue for Art to the Ave opening night. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Art by Ann Abenavoli in a display at Shoes ‘N More on Greenwich Avenue. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Julie DiBiase by her artwork inside Elm Street Oyster House. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Julie DiBiase by her artwork inside Elm Street Oyster House. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Opening night for Art to the Ave on May 3 was hot and sunny, until the skies darkened it started to pour. Photo: Leslie Yager

Lizzie Gustavson by one of her paintings at Black Petunia at 6 Grigg Street. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lizzie Gustavson by one of her paintings at Black Petunia at 6 Grigg Street. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lizzie Gustavson by her artworks inside Black Petunia at 6 Grigg Street. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lizzie Gustavson by her artworks inside Black Petunia at 6 Grigg Street. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Keelin Daly by one of her artworks hung at The Mews on Bolling Place. May 3, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

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