DANBURY, Conn. – The nonprofit Friends of the Ives will present the first Art at Ives Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University westside campus in Danbury.
The two-day event will highlight more than 75 artists from across the nation with a variety of high-quality original works and a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category: ceramics, fiber, drawing, painting, digital art, photography, glass, metal work, mixed media, sculpture, wearable art, jewelry and wood.
Discover how to create origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, or drawing portraiture with live art demonstrations. Food and live music, along with children’s events featuring the art of puppetry, will be included. The event will be held rain or shine.
Art at Ives will be a promoted event in the Connecticut Office of Tourism Open House Day 2016 – a one-day statewide celebration of Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history and tourism. The event seeks to advance the visual arts in western Connecticut by providing increased visibility for artists. The long-term goal of the Art at Ives Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show is to expand awareness of the arts and enrich the artistic, cultural, educational and economic vitality of the region for years to come.
Friends of the Ives has partnered with the WCSU Department of Art, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Brookfield Craft Center to offer this event. Click here for more information.
The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Click here to purchase tickets . A program directory and the Ives website will showcase each artist’s work and provide artist contact information.
The WCSU westside campus is located at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.