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Community Sponsored Awards Exhibition at Rowayton Arts Center

The one exhibition that takes a whole village, Community Sponsored Awards, will open at the Rowayton Arts Center on Sunday, May 6. This exhibition has a prize in every category thanks to the generosity of the community. Dozens of winners will be selected and thousands of dollars (donated by friends and local businesses) will be awarded. The art, submitted by RAC Exhibiting Members, is created without limitations in media or theme. You can expect to see a full range of styles from abstraction to realism. The juror is Westport gallery owner Amy Simon (Amy Simon Fine Art). The Chairs are Mary Harold (Ridgefield) and Chris Perry (Ridgefield).

The opening reception, Sunday, May 6 (4-6pm) is free and open to the public. Exhibition winners will be announced at the reception. The show will be in the gallery until June 2. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday (11-5pm). Closed Sunday and Monday.

Upcoming Special Events:

Art Fun Pizza Night (Saturday, April 21, 6-8pm): A night out for kids with art instructor Georgette Diamandis. Drop off kids by 5:45-6pm then go to Sails for dinner and you will receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert. Pick up time is 8-8:15pm (Fee: $40) Registration required: http://rowaytonarts.org/special-events/

Ladies Night Out (Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-9pm): Paint N Sip with Art instructor Dana Goodfellow. Materials and dinner included. Just bring your own beverage. A fun-filled evening of no stress painting. (Fee: $45 BYOB) Registration required here.

Since the sixties, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem in the community. It is an exceptional gallery where regional artists may exhibit and sell their art as well as a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The RAC Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on the bank of the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday, 1pm-4pm. For more information: www.rowaytonarts.org

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