Calling all artists: Art at Ives is back for its 4th year! This juried fine art and crafts show brings artists from all over the region and nation to showcase a great variety of high quality original works representing every major category for a weekend celebrating visual arts and more. The show will take place on June 1 and 2 at the picturesque Ives Concert Park in Danbury and will feature a wine tasting along with great food & music, art demonstrations and children’s events. Also, we are working on other exciting additions to this year’s show to make it the best yet!
We encourage all artists to apply in any medium. Art at Ives artists enjoy a variety of amenities including free parking on the premises, easy load-in and load-out, Saturday night awards banquet “schmoozatorium,” complete with complimentary dinner, live music and dancing, booth sitting, overnight security, inclusion in the show brochure, and more! The application is now open until March 29 on zapplication.org. Find out why artists keep coming back year after year:
“The staff and volunteers were wonderful. And the overall level and quality of art at the show. The venue is beautiful. And the dinner was amazing.”
“The site is lovely and the care given to the exhibitors is wonderful.”
“The staff was terrific; the art work was excellent; the artists were friendly and helpful; the awards dinner was fun, delicious, and gave us a chance to socialize with the others.
The show provides increased visibility for many artists, expanding awareness of the arts enriching the artistic, cultural, educational and economic vitality of the Western Connecticut Region. 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. The venue pays tribute to its storied roots in classical music while acknowledging the ongoing evolution of the art of live performance. 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.