Ives Concert Park presents second annual Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show
Call for artists underway; deadline to submit is March 31
DANBURY, CONN. — The Friends of the Ives nonprofit organization will present the second annual Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, 2017, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, Connecticut. This three-day event will feature high-quality original works in a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Food and music, along with art classes, demonstrations and children’s events, will also be included. The event will take place rain or shine with gates open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The jurying and application system will be digital and jurors will view the artists’ work and accompanying descriptions in a self-paced environment, taking the time needed to accurately evaluate each application. Artists are invited to submit applications through zapplication.org. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31. A program directory and the Ives website will showcase each artist’s work and contact information.
In 2016, more than 60 artists from across the country participated in the inaugural show and benefitted from increased visibility with western Connecticut art enthusiasts. The 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.
The Ives has partnered with many artists and community stakeholders, including the Western Connecticut State University Art Department, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Brookfield Craft Center to develop the Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show.
Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.