Wilton Library issues call for entries for annual Summer Show

One of Wilton Library’s most popular art exhibitions will soon be back. The 72nd Annual Wilton Arts Summer Show will open with a free reception on Friday, July 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

But first, the library has issued a call for entries on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, from 10 to 4.

Adult artists who live or work in Wilton may bring one or 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 and wired, 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.

According to Ed MacEwen, the library’s volunteer art chairman who curates all of the library’s exhibitions, “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.”

The exhibition will continue through Thursday, Aug. 25.

More information and entry forms may be found on the library’s website at  www.wiltonlibrary.org by clicking on the Call for Entries news item. Artists with questions may contact Janet Crystal at jcrystal@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6324.