Larchmont Arts Fest September 24

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The Larchmont Committee on the Arts will be hosting the 9th annual Larchmont Art Festival on September 24th, from 1 – 5pm, (rain date of September 25th) at Larchmont’s Constitution Park, on Larchmont Avenue across from the Larchmont Library.

The festival will feature approximately 60 artists, attracting a diverse array of talent from Westchester County and beyond.  The annual event provides a unique opportunity for shoppers to own one-of-a-kind works of art at direct-from-the-artist prices.   Along with the artwork on display, there will be a special art-making event for kids, plus live music and refreshments from local merchants.

This year, organizers have chosen Kristin O. McElroy, a Larchmont fine art painter known for her universal themes inspired by the private lives of family and friends, as the festival’s Featured Artist. One of her original works will be featured on 2011 Larchmont Arts Festival poster.

For artists who wish to register, registration has been extended until Sept. 22nd , 2011. There is no fee or judging involved.  Artists can register through the Village Hall web site at http://www.villageoflarchmont.org/artsfestival-registrationform2011.asp  

NEW THIS YEAR:

Larchmont’s Kenise Barnes Fine Art Gallery will present a special pre-festival exhibit entitled Love Thy Neighbor (running August 25th- September 10th, 2011). The show will feature local artists Patricia Horing, Kevin Klein, David Licata, Christine Aaron, Don Keene, Jasun Martz, Kristin O. McElroy, Jackie Meier, Daniel Pailes-Friedman, Alexi Rutsch Brock, Avery Syrig, Michele Wenzler and Palmer Davis.

Sales from this exhibition will benefit the artists directly and 25% of the gallery commission on all sales will be donated to the Larchmont Arts Festival to fund the second annual Kenise Barnes Fine Art Award.  An opening party will take place on Thursday August 25th, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at the KBFA Gallery 1955 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, all are invited to attend.

The winner of the 2011 KBFA Award will be announced live at the festival on September 24th.

Submitted by Holly Rosen

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