PHOTOS: Sun Shines on Art to the Ave Festivities

By Leslie Yager

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The Allegra Hip-Hop Explosion. Credit: Leslie Yager

Some time late Thursday morning the sun broke through the fog. From Old Greenwich to Byram, steam rose from the rain soaked asphalt. The air grew warmer. Air conditioners whirred to life. And everyone holding their collective breath in anticipation of the Art to the Ave festivities exhaled a deep sigh of relief and  headed out to the party. And it was a blast!

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Wounded Warrior Project outside Vineyard Vines, L to R: Mike Byrnes with his adorable puppy, GHS 12 grader Evan Tesei , King School 10th grader Brooke Bantle, GHS 12th grader Mack Neary, GHS 10th grader Vayle Povinelli and GHS 10th grader Victor Simonte. Credit: Leslie Yager

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They call her “The Bunny Whisperer.” Deborah Galle and her rabbit “Tucker” who she shares with Andrew Lev, the manager at Smart Kids, 17 East Elm Street. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Artists Ken Kraus and André Lanoux at the Senior Center. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Ralph Lauren at 265 Greenwich Ave. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Dogs are welcome in style outside Ralph Lauren at 265 Greenwich Ave. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Sun in their eyes notwithstanding, the GHS Band played outside the Senior Center. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Reception at The Little Shop Around the Corner. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Artwork by Alec Madoff of Greenwich on display at The Little Shop Around the Corner at 71 Church Street. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich Salad Co. at 375 Greenwich Ave is a fresh salad and wrap bar a stone’s throw from the Greenwich train station. The salads and wraps come with the house made bagel chips. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich Salad Co. at 375 Greenwich Ave had their soft opening on May 1. Employees greeted residents who had turned out for Art to the Ave, passing out delicious free samples. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The paintings and sculptures of Ken Kraus are on display at the Greenwich Arts Council through May 9, 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Balloon magic outside Bank of America during the Art to the Ave festivities on May 1. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Allegra Teen 2 Company Margo Buck, Macie Evans, Sarah Brecher, Olivia Jones and Megan Plancher. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Outside Mitchel + Gold at 45 East Putnam Ave., The Trummytones, led by Vinny Nobile, fuse tuba, drums, accordion, and Vinny’s high energy performance into an organic acoustic pop zydico and reggae fun for all ages. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Art by Ken Kraus on display in the Senior Center on the second floor. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Artwork on display in the Senior Center by André Lanoux. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Tiffany Benincasa and painter, Victoria Brooks Melly, who is drawn to the peacefulness of the water. She paints in Nantucket, Rhode Island and Tod’s Point in Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Frank “Fes” Smurlo Jr. and his father Frank Smurlo chat with Tiffany Benincasa at C Parker Gallery at the Art to the Ave festivities on Thursday. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Guests of C Parker Gallery enjoying the artwork on display. Credit: Leslie Yager

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