Ives Concert Park Hosts Juried Fine Arts Show this Weekend

On June 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friends of the Ives is presenting the first Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show.This two-day event will highlight more than 75 artists from across the nation with a wide 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.

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Discover how to create origami, the Japanese art of folding paper or drawing portraiture with live art demonstrations. Great food and live music, along with children’s events featuring the magic and wonder of the art of puppetry will be included. The event will be rain or shine and admission is $5. Children under 16 are free. Get tickets at www.artatives.eventbrite.com.

A program directory and the Ives website will showcase each artist’s work and provide artist contact information. 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.

Ives Concert Park is the ideal location to host this event that 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.

For more area event information and places to stay and things to do and see visit the website of the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau.

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