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Artists Prepare To Shine At Darien's Annual Art Show And Sale

Local artist Juliette Jansen prepares her artwork for submission to the Darien Arts Center’s 57th Annual Art Show and Sale.
Local artist Juliette Jansen prepares her artwork for submission to the Darien Arts Center’s 57th Annual Art Show and Sale. Photo Credit: Diane Farrell

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Arts Center is seeking participants of all ages for its 57th Annual Art Show and Sale.

The entry fee for artists is $20 for adults and $10 per piece for children. Artists can submit up to two pieces of artwork. If submitting two pieces, at least one must be designated for sale. A 25 percent commission from each sale will benefit the Darien Arts Center.

Entries in a variety of media including acrylic, drawing/pastel, mixed media/printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, color photography and black and white photography are welcome.

Participants can register online at darienarts.org until 7 p.m. May 26 and can drop off entries on May 26 from 2 until 8 p.m. Submitted pieces must be ready to hang with a wire on the back. If needed, the center will assist with wiring at the drop-off site for a fee.

Prizes and the Ginny Wright Scholarship will be awarded during an opening night reception May 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. After the opening night reception, the sale will be held daily May 30 through June 6 from noon to 5 p.m. in the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road.

The show and sale is open to Darien Arts Center students as well as residents and workers in Darien. Nonresidents may enter with a donation to the organization.

For more information, visit darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.

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