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Art Walk 2021

august, 2021

27augAll Day12sepArt Walk 2021

Event Details

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists presents Art Walk Ridgefield, when the streets of downtown Ridgefield turn into a strolling art gallery.

It’s that time of year again!  Ridgefield Guild of Artists presents its eighth annual Art Walk, when downtown Ridgefield comes alive with strolling art galleries.  Art Walk 2021 kicks off on Friday, August 27and runs through Sunday, September 12.  This year’s event continues to be modified due to the realities of life during COVID, applying local, state and CDC protocols.  Artists from Ridgefield and surrounding towns and counties in Connecticut and New York are participating, presenting paintings, photography, sculpture and much more on the streets and in storefront windows.

Thirty-two merchants along Main Street and Bailey Avenue are “hosting” forty-two individual artists for Art Walk 2021.  Opening night is August 27 from 5-8pm with artists outside their stores for meet and greets.  Saturday, August 28, is Artist Day, with many of the participating artists on the sidewalks showing their wares and demonstrating their craft. 

Art Walk 2021 brings art, music and a festive atmosphere to downtown Ridgefield.  Pam Stoddart, Executive Director of Ridgefield Guild of Artists and Chair of the eventinvites everyone to join our artists: “It’s our end of summer celebration!  We look forward to welcoming our artists and local ‘strollers’ to Art Walk this year.”  All artwork is for sale. Proceeds are shared between the artists and RGOA, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Guild’s portion helps with general expenses and future programming. 

“As we all know, the pandemic forced local (and far-reaching) arts organizations to get creative to move forward and survive,” said Mary Pat Devine, President of the Guild.  “Working on our end of summer tradition gives us a lot of hope.  We love our Ridgefield community and thank everyone for your support of the arts.”

The Guild thanks Art Walk sponsors and contributors helping to make this event possible: Ridgefield County Bank, Sturges Bothers, Ridgefield Apartments, and graphic designers Kristin Healy and Mara Freeman.

Visit us at the information table in front of Town Hall on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon for directions, maps and to process sales.  Maps of participating artists and stores are also available at each venue.  Art Walk continues after the opening weekend festivities with artwork remaining in downtown Ridgefield through Sunday, September 12.  After Saturday, August 28, sales will be processed through the Guild by calling 203.438.8863 or emailing [email protected]

Now, with the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Henri, please keep informed about any changes to Art Walk 2021 by visiting the RGOA website. 

Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ antique barn and gallery is located at 34 Halpin Lane.  For more information about Art Walk 2021 and all Guild offerings, visit www.rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863.

Time

August 27 (Friday) - September 12 (Sunday)

Location

Downtown Ridgefield

400 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

Ridgefield Guild of ArtistsPhone: (203) 438-8863 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877

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