Come to the Left Bank...Groton's Left Bank: Art On Groton Bank's second summer event was a success! With almost 50 artists participating and a fine showing of public support, artists enjoyed a lovely summer day at the Thames River bank. A good deal of artwork was sold and according to one participant "This is a wonderful event. I sometimes spend $400 to enter a show, and do nowhere near as well... plus there is no hassle here - and everyone is so nice."
Artists enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, French ambience and the ability to not only display art but also to work on the grounds if they so desired. Artist John W. Malenda says "I haven't done an outside show for about 10 years and I sold enough and made contacts to justify doing the remainder of the series. Please put me on the list for the August show."
A recent addition to the AOGB was the welcome presence of recent Lyme Academy College of Fine Art grad student, Adam Peiffer and friend Kelsey. "What a painter." says AOGB organizer Audrey Heard, "I'm so happy he sold some pieces and he's coming back."
Summer festivals and art fairs are a great way for art lovers to view works from local and "up and coming artists" and to purchase some lovely pieces at reasonable prices. According to the Wall Street Journal "With [art] prices rising faster than ever, savvy collectors are shifting their strategies for nabbing deals." And one such way to nab a deal is by attending local events such as Art On Groton Bank.
Art on Groton Bank is a continuing festival of fine arts on the grounds of the Bill Memorial library. Upcoming events are August 18, and September 15 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Painters, sculptors, graphic artists and photographers are invited to work on the property or to exhibit. Families and art lovers are invited to come and make a day of it by exploring the grounds, picnic in a lovely setting, watch an artist at work or purchase a beautiful original piece of art. Sponsors include The City of Groton, The Bill Memorial Library, The Art Guide and Dragonfly Blu Design.
Visit the website for additional info. www.artongrontonbank.com