WESTON, Conn. – Emmanuel Church in Weston is seeking artists for the third annual The Arts Bloom in Weston fundraiser taking place Saturday, May 21, from 6-9 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston.
To salute local artists, the church has developed an evening to exhibit works in varying mediums. The celebration is designed so that artists and nonprofits simultaneously benefit. All are invited to take in local talent and purchase from an array of displayed and auctioned artwork.
The Arts Bloom in Weston committee is seeking original works of Fairfield County professional and amateur artists in the following categories: paintings, ceramics, mixed media, textiles, collages, sculpture, glass, drawing, printmaking, artisan furniture and photography. Student work is also welcome. Artists will receive a minimum price requested for works sold. Artwork should not exceed 4 feet in any dimension or 100 pounds.
"I've participated in this lovely show for the past two years with great success. It's wonderful to have such strong support from the local community to exhibit and sell our artwork. I highly recommend participation to my fellow painters and other artists," said Weston artist Carole McClintock.
Artist entry fees are $25 for the first piece and $15 for subsequent works, and include admission to the event. Instructions and applications can be found at Emmanuel's website here .
New features this year include a performance by international violinist Deborah Wong, concertmaster of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. There will also be live and silent auctions, art-related door prizes, and wine and refreshments.
"The Arts Bloom has been a great community-builder, time to recognize area artists, and opportunity to raise funds for worthy nonprofits. The evening is an altogether win-win for the community at large," said committee Chair Patti Stuebe.
Tickets are $35 per person and are available via Event Brite . Walk-ins are welcome and can pay at the door.
A portion of the total proceeds from The Arts Bloom will benefit the nonprofits Weston's Friends of Lachat, WestonArts and The Greater Bridgeport Symphony.
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