‘Artists at Grove Street Plaza’ Art Show, Now With a Kids Exhibit, Coming Saturday, Sept 23

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Encourage your young artist to submit a masterpiece to the first “Future Darien Artists Show” on Saturday, Sept. 23 when you visit this year’s Artists at Grove Street Plaza fine art show between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, where you’ll find local artists, food vendors and music.

You may also find a fine piece of art to buy and take home with you. Most of the work from this year’s 20 participating artists is for sale at $500 or less.

You can find samples of their artwork here.

Some scheduled activities at this year’s event include:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Kids and teens artworks received by Darien Arts Center volunteers​ for the 
  • 10 a.m. — A demonstration of French-themed flower arranging by Jaime Hayes fromThe Gardener’s Center & Florist
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. —  Strolling/walk-around “close-up magic” for ALL AGES by Magician-entertainer Steve Dane.
  • ​— All day — Live violin, viola, cello performance by Akiko Silver’s Chamber Music Institute
Image from Artists at Grove St Plaza website 09-10-17

A “Montmartre, Paris-style fine art show” (The art here is from organizer Nobuku “Nobu” Miki’s original poster for the event.)


The rain date for this French-themed event is the following Saturday, Sept. 30. Admission is free and open to the public.

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of art will benefit the Darien Library gallery and Darien Arts Center.

“Come see this one of a kind art show at the beautiful plaza in the heart of Darien,” organizer and artist Nobuku “Nobu” Miki wrote in an announcement about the event.

The First Annual Future Darien Artists Show
Future Darien Artists Grove Street Plaza 09-10-17

Photo from the Artists at Grove Street Plaza website

Future Darien artists, complete with requisite berets

This show is for young artists under the age of 18.

Eligibility: All young artists under 18 encouraged to participate in this new art show. It’s free to enter, and you can enter unframed art on any media on paper, but not larger than 12 inches by 16 inches. Each participant can submit one piece of artwork.

Darien Arts Center volunteers will be receiving of artwork at the Artists at Grove Street Plaza event on Saturday, Sept. 23, but only up until 1 p.m. (the event goes on until 5 p.m.) : September 23 (rain date September 30) 9am-1pm at Grove Street Plaza parking lot at the Darien Arts Center table.

Works can be picked up from 5 to 6 p.m. the same day, or at the Darien Arts Center the week of Sept. 26. Like the Artists at Grove Street Plaza event, the youth show is subject to postponement to Sept. 30 if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

There’s a prize from Darien Arts Center: Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free class at the DAC in their respective age group.

The Artists at Grove Street Plaza website says: “Bring us your favorite piece! Everybody can be a Future Darien Artist. Your work will be displayed throughout the day! No judging or selling.”

Some of the Food Offered at the Event

Artists at Grove St Plaza poster 09-10-17

Part of the poster for this year’s event

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Pictures from the event in past years

Artists at Grove St Plaza event pictures past years 09-10-17


More pictures of the Artists at Grove Street Plaza event in past years (Part 2)

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