On May 4, the Greenwich Arts Council launched this year’s Art to the Avenue event with a massive street festival that ran from 5:30 to 9 p.m., featuring bands, dancers, performers, vocalists and more. On opening night, most participating retailers held special receptions in their stores for the artists and the public, on Greenwich Avenue and on surrounding side streets. The popular event brings together 100 downtown retailers and over 125 contemporary artists in a month long joint festival of the visual arts. Art works are prominently displayed in store windows all along Greenwich Avenue and they are offered for sale, to benefit both the artists and the GAC’s arts outreach education programs. The purpose of the GAC is to promote the visual, performing and literary arts in our community by supporting artists and building audiences for the arts. The largest collaboration of retailers and artists in the area, this event brings thousands of visitors to Greenwich.
Photographs by Cheryl Moss