On September 26th, Larchmont Avenue will be closed for the first-ever Autumn Community Day. From 12 to 3 pm, residents will be able to move from one festival to another to view art, learn about safety and climb the community’s huge trucks.
For years, the library has offered Truck Day, the Police and Fire Departments have hosted safety demonstrations and the Larchmont Committee on the Arts has sponsored an outdoor art festival. But this is the first time the three events have been planned in unison.
The collaboration will allow for more people to access more activities at the same time. In addition to the three “main events,” the festival will include a hands-on children’s art project, live music, and a featured artist.
Local artist and teacher Sue Girardi will help children create a garden out of art. The young artists will plant their work into a “garden” backdrop. Local musician Tony Hoylen will perform and members of the band Twist of Fate will play their eclectic mix of instruments, producing sounds of the Calypso from the new gazebo currently under construction in Constitution Park.
This year’s featured artist, Larchmont resident Tinka Denenberg, will show her woodcut prints, oil painting, and sculpture. Ms. Denenberg will be exhibiting work from a new series about “flight.” She is a former art teacher and has taught at the Museum of Modern Art.
Calling All Artists:
Artists wanting to show art or crafts during the festival can apply now using the form found online: (http://www.villageoflarchmont.org/artshow-registrationform2009.swf)
The rain date for the event is October 3rd, 12-3 pm.