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Annual Events

18th Annual Art Show: October 16-23, 2015

Exploring the Landscape of Art  | Exploring the Art of Landscape

In celebratlogo JPG compression of National Arts and Humanities Month, Pequot Library has expanded its traditional Art Show to include a week full of activities and events for people of all ages. There will be children’s workshops, a community art exhibition, and a gallery talk about the founder of Pequot Library’s Annual Art Shows, Enid Munroe. Local and regional artists will participate in a newly established week-long Plein Air (painting outdoors) competition and art sale – all wrapped up in one fabulous week of fun and fundraising. 

Entry Deadline for 18th Annual Art Show
Saturday, October 3

Children’s Art Workshops
Southport "Sketch-About"
Friday, October 9, 4pm – 5:30pm
Silvermine Arts Center at Pequot
Saturday, October 17, 12pm – 2pm
Furniture Factory!
Friday, October 23, 5pm - 7pm

Art Drop Off for 18th Annual Art Show
Saturday, October 10, 10am – 4pm

Preview Benefit Party
Friday, October 16, 6pm – 9pm

Plein Air Pequot Competition
Saturday, October 17 – Friday, October 23
Launch: Saturday, October 17
Paint: 10am – 12pm
Sale: 12pm – 2pm
Closing: Friday, October 23
Paint: 3pm – 5pm
Sale: 5pm – 7pm

Gallery Talk and Reception
Sunday, October 18, 3pm – 5pm

Art Show Exhibition Hours
Monday through Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Artists and Collectors Party and Plein Air Pequot Awards
Friday, October 23, 5pm – 7pm

  FORMS & INFORMATION   (click to download)

Art Show Entry Form
Plein Air Entry Form
Call for Entries Brochure
Volunteer Form
Sponsorship Form

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Art Curators:

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Art Collector:

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and ElixirSpa (Westport, CT)

Art Aficionado:

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Art Enthusiast:

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Bigelow Tea logo   Carolton Chronic logo   greens farms spirit shop

 Media Sponsors:

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Contributing Sponsors:
Autuori Electric LLC
Isabelle et Vincent
Service Master of Westport
Spence Sound & Stage
Susan Kane Catering


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Art Show History

Pequot Library’s Art Show was founded in 1998 by patrons Harry and Enid Munroe. Since its inception, the fundraiser, organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers, gathers members of the community together and furthers the Library’s mission to bring literature, music, art and the humanities to its patrons. Each year, the non-competitive* show features over 200 pieces of art by more than 100 gifted artists, whose participation and talent helps make the Art Show such a success for Pequot Library.

Each year the Art Show Committee reaches out to local galleries and arts organizations to invite those talented artists to showcase their work in our Show.  This has served to bring the already high-quality art of the Show to a new level.  All artists are encouraged to enter the show.

It is not only the phenomenal art  that draws crowds to the Art Show, but also the artists’ dedication and commitment to the Library that touches the lives of all who walk through its doors. The generosity of the Art Show patrons, who purchase original art,  helps Pequot Library  to offer over 400 annual programs and events, the majority of which are free and open to the public.