Downtown Greenwich hosts artistic festival

May 12, 2017 by  

The annual Art to the Avenue is currently underway in downtown Greenwich. Supported by the business community of the town, the festival along Greenwich Avenue becomes a strolling gallery.

Over 120 artists participate in the event and receptions for the artists are hosted by the stores for visitors to preview the work. Visitors can purchase the art on display and 30% of the proceeds from each sale is tax deductible and goes towards supporting the Greenwich Arts Council.

The lead sponsor of the event is Shipmand & Goodwin, LLP. Other sponsors include several banks in the downtown, La Fenice Gelateria, UBS The Haertel Group, and The Perfect Provenance.

A map and guide with all the participants has been printed by a local printing company so that visitors to the downtown will be able to locate the shops and artists they want to see.

The Greenwich Arts Council was created to promote the literary, visual, and performing arts in the community by enabling artists to present their work and audiences in the community. The Council also leases administrative and performance space to various cultural organizations, including the Connecticut School of Music, the Greenwich Choral Society, the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich.

Art to the Avenue opened with special entertainment on Thursday, May 4 and will run until Memorial Day, May 29.