The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum hosted a magical outdoor event on Friday evening. Titled, "Aldrich Artists at the Table", this is an annual event you don't want to miss.
Guests arrived at 6pm are were invited to explore indoor exhibits before heading outdoors for signature cocktails and craft beers served from Litchfield Distillery's picturesque rustic bar. Nature, live music (via acoustic guitars), warm stone firepits and the work of exhibiting artist Tim Prentice, served as the backdrop for mingling among Aldrich curators, artists, and guests.
A locally sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum's culinary partner Hayfields Market Catering was served to guests who were seated at long farm tables bedecked with bouquets of wildflowers.
Artist Lucia Hierro collaborated with Hayfields to prepare a special Dominican dessert inspired by one of the works on view in her exhibition. Guests received a menu card with a specially-conceived work of art by Hierro to take home.
As night fell, the white lights added a warm glow to the Sculpture Garden as guests sipped wine and engaged in conversation.
Proceeds from Aldrich Artists at the Table helped support The Aldrich’s exhibition program, which provides a platform for emerging and underrecognized artists.
Please be on the lookout for future Aldrich Artists at the Table events!
*Images courtesy The Aldrich