GREENWICH, Conn., -- The works of more than 100 artists will be on display in one of the more memorable “art museums” in Greenwich.
The 17th annual Art to the Avenue kicks off Thursday night in Greenwich as artwork will fill the downtown’s stores.
“This is very, very diversified,” Paul Master-Karnik, executive director of the Greenwich Arts Council, said of the range of artists and artistic styles that will be on display.
“There are younger artists, and there are more established professional artists,” he said.
Artists who seek to be involved in the event send a request in during the fall, and over two days in February retailers choose who they want to be exhibited in their businesses, he said.
The opening is Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with the work of more than 120 artists on display in the various sites.
The art will be on display until May 26 and is for sale, Master-Karnik said.
The Greenwich Arts Council receives 30 percent of the sale, which helps pay for the council’s costs for the event, while the artists gets 70 percent, Master-Karnik said.
The nearly four-week art display turns Greenwich Avenue into a “strolling gallery,” he said. People can take in a wide variety of art at their own pace and enjoy the whole experience.
Event co-chairs are Greenwich Arts Council board members Fereshteh Priou and Jan Marchand.