There were 105 artists and 85 merchants that participated in the 2018 Art to the Avenue festival along Greenwich Avenue and the side streets for the month of May. Art was displayed in stores, restaurants and other businesses, creating by artists are from all over Westchester and Connecticut.
The artists receive 70% of the sale of their artwork displayed and Greenwich Art Council receives 30%, the latter funds art programs for youth in schools in our area and toward our varied programs in the arts for youth and adults at the Greenwich Arts Council.
“People came to Greenwich from all over the tristate area on opening night to walk the streets, visit the stores, shop and view the wonderful art and also to enjoy the bands that were performing,” says Leah Marmon, Greenwich Arts Council and Board President and chairwoman of Art to the Avenue 2018. She also notes that stores that are not well-known gain a new audience due to the art that is displayed there and the interactive maps that were given out showcasing where each work of art was displayed. “It is a wonderful collaboration that truly benefits the stores, restaurants, businesses, artists, and the Greenwich Arts Council programs,” says Marmon.
Photographs by Cheryl Moss