Greenwich Arts Council held its Annual Preview Party on Friday for art work being submitted to Art to the Avenue.
Art to the Avenue, one of the largest and most exciting festivals in the region, has set its opening night festivities for Thursday, May 7 from 5:30-8:00pm.
With the support of the Greenwich business community, the Arts Council turns Greenwich Avenue into a strolling gallery. Musicians and street performers fill the street entertaining strollers. Most stores host receptions for the hundred 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’s 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. Co-Chairing the event this year are GAC Board Members Leah Marmon and Robbie Kestnbaum, working along with scores of volunteers.