This 2 day juried art show at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT features a great variety of high quality original works and offers a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. This 5th annual show will be a featured component in our Water Lantern Festival which drew approximately 4,000 patrons in 2019. Great food & music, art demonstrations and children’s events will also be included. A program directory as well as a digital program with each artist’s contact information will be visible all year long on the Ives website with 1,228,382 impressions annually. The show will provide increased visibility for many artists, expanding awareness of the arts enriching the artistic, cultural, educational and economic vitality of the Western Connecticut Region. The park is located on the Westside campus of Western Connecticut State University. The Ives’ lush oasis of natural beauty on Danbury’s west side, hosts world-renowned artists in a wide variety of music and theater genres. With entertainment that ranges from enlightening to awe-inspiring, the Ives reflects the diverse multicultural community in which it resides; embracing the unique attributes that the artists and patrons bring to the site. The Ives is proud to work together creatively with many artists and community stakeholders such as the WCSU Art Department, Cultural Alliance of Western CT and Brookfield Craft Center to develop this show, envisioning and inspiring cultural enrichment for the entire family.
Deadline for Artist Applications: April 3, 2020. Artists notified April 17. Show May 15 & 16. $25 application fee. Art Show May 16 1pm-8pm, May 17 11am-6pm.