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Wilton Library Seeks Entries For 72nd Annual Summer Art Exhibit

Wilton Library’s Wilton Artists Summer Show takes place in July and August, with the call for entries on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wilton Library’s Wilton Artists Summer Show takes place in July and August, with the call for entries on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Library is seeking artists for the 72nd Annual Wilton Artists Summer Show set for July and August, with a call for entries on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibit opens with a free reception for the public on Friday, July 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through Thursday, Aug. 25.

Artists may bring no more than two of their works – paintings, pastels, drawings or sculptures – to exhibit in the two-month show on July 1 and 2. Items must be framed, wired and ready for hanging. A portion of the proceeds of sales benefits the library, so the artists will be paying a commission in keeping with most exhibitions at the library.

“The Summer Show is always a town favorite. This is the exhibit where friends and families can see the hidden or not-so- hidden talents of friends, families, acquaintances and neighbors and see how productive they’ve been over the winter months,” said Ed MacEwen, the library’s volunteer art chairman who curates all of the library’s exhibitions.

More information and entry forms may be found on the library’s website . Artists with questions may contact Janet Crystal at jcrystal@wiltonlibrary.org or via phone at 203-762- 6324.

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center.

Library hours for the summer are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays in the summer through Labor Day weekend.

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