Wilton Library’s Summer Show Art Exhibition Returns with Call for Entries to Local Wilton Artists

Call for Entries set for Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1

Wilton Library is pleased to announce the return of its annual Summer Show art exhibition, which celebrates local artists who live or work in Wilton, or have a connection to the town.

The Call for Entries is set for Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library. This is the 77th year that the library will welcome local talent to display their works in this non-juried summer art exhibition.

Adult artists (21 and older) who wish to exhibit in the art show may bring up to two pieces on Friday or Saturday. Submissions may include sculptures. Photography is not accepted for this exhibition, since photographers will be able to enter their works in a photography show held at the library within the next year. With the exception of sculptures, all works must be framed and wired, and artists must take away their packing materials.

“Over the years, the Summer Show has been a great time for people to see what their Wilton friends and neighbors have been working on, and to recognize their talents. Last year’s show was a big success with more than 100 entries filling the walls of the library building,” said Ed MacEwen, Wilton Library’s Art Chairman. “We invite all Wilton artists - especially newcomers to Wilton - to bring in their two pieces of artwork for this non-juried show. Then we encourage everyone to attend the Opening Reception on July 14 to celebrate the artists, the culture, and the talent that is Wilton.”

The Summer Show art exhibition runs from July 14 through August 29. The opening reception for the Summer Show is on Friday, July 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and is open to the public. Participating artists are encouraged to bring their friends and families to the reception.

For details and entry forms, interested artists may visit the library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org/summer-show or stop by the Circulation Desk. Any inquiries may be directed to Ashley Goldman at agoldman@wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6323.

The majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

For more than 128 years, Wilton Library has served as the cultural and intellectual center of Wilton with the mission to inform, enrich, connect, and inspire our community. The library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. For more information, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950.

Submitted by Wilton, CT

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