The Friends of the Ives nonprofit organization presented the second annual Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, Connecticut. This two-day event featured 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, were also included.
Available below is the link to the 2017 Art at Ives program book. The program book includes participating artists’ contact information and artwork.
2017 Art at Ives Program Available Now! View Here
Ives Concert Park is the ideal location for this notable event to advance the visual arts in Western Connecticut, providing enhanced exposure and increased visibility for many artists while fostering the development of the show over the years. In 2016 more than 60 artists from across the US participated. 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 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. A common love of the arts and the beauty of nature bring fans to the grounds. Shared experiences at the Ives create the fabric of our community.
The Ives is proud to work together creatively with many artists and community stakeholders such as 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 and to envision and inspire cultural enrichment for the entire family.
2017 Art at Ives Award Winners
Overall Best in Show – Andrew Rouse
Ceramics – Andrew Rouse
Mixed Media – Tracy Hambley
Painting – Audrey Klotz
Glass – Yelena and Vadim Pavliouk
Digital Art/Photography – Jim Spillane
Fiber – Janice Utsogn
Sculpture – Denis Ferentinos
Wearable Art/Jewelry – Lanni Sidoti
Wood – Steve Ryder
Drawing – Dan Mckee