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Pequot Library

Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science &
the Humanities to our Community

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Annual Events

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Friday October 3, Call for Entries Deadline
Call for Entries
Download the Call for Entries form.

Friday, October 17, 4pm - 5:30pm
Children's Activity: The Art of the Selfie
A hands-on workshop presented by The Painted Bird to create self-portraits as unique as the artists themselves. Ages 5+ registration required, plus small materials fee. The Painted Bird creates programs in arts and crafts for kids of all ages.
Art Show viewing and buying all day Friday, October 17, 10am - 6pm

Saturday, October 18, check with local galleries for times and details.
Art Gallery Afternoon Experience
Several local art galleries open their doors to Art Show patrons - ARC Fine Art, Amy Simon Fine Art, J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Southport Galleries, Troy Fine Art

Saturday, October 18, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Fundraising Gala
Join us and enjoy an evening of fine art, Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres, and a variety of silent auction items sure to please all.
Catering by Collyer Catering & Market of Westport.
Art Show viewing and buying all day Saturday, October 18, 10am - 4pm

Sunday, October 19, 11am - 4pm
Appraisal Day: Antiques, Fine Art and Collectibles
Bring your treasures to Pequot Library, experts from NYC-based Heritage Auctions will be on hand to evaluate your heirloom items.
Art Show viewing and buying all day Sunday, October 19, 11am - 5pm

Volunteer at the Art Show! Download the Volunteer Sheet here.

All event proceeds support Pequot Library's programs for all ages.

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.