Date - May 5, 2016
6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Greenwich Arts Council
299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich , CT, 06830
Cultural Pursuit Members and guests are invited to join me for the Opening Night of Art to the Avenue, an annual event in Downtown Greenwich, Connecticut – now in its 19th year!
From the website: greenwichartscouncil.org
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 5, 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.
This event is free of charge, and open to the public.
Click here for a map with a listing of artists at each location: Art to the Avenue Map
Artists performing on Opening Night include the internationally acclaimed Greenwich High School Jazz Improv Band under the direction of John Yoon; The popular singing groups The Bows and The Gracenotes specializing in American Standards; The actors, singers, performers of the Open Arts Alliance, offering previews of their latest production; The very popular high-energy 8 piece band Riversideways; the original folk and country sound of Tanbark; The Abby Payne four piece Band; The Allegra Dancers; Anitra on solos and guitar.
Performers will be spread throughout the Avenue, so there should be some kind of attraction for everyone.
RSVP via Eventbrite
A complete Map/Guide is published listing all participants, so that individual shops, artists and locations are easy to locate, attending members will each receive one at upon arrival. I hope to see you there!