Artist Retreat Weekend 2020

Private Event

On the weekend of October 3-4, 2020, Artful Visual Arts Initiative will be coordinating a weekend Artist Re-“treat”.  Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley, resident artists will be transported each day from Ridgefield, CT to the beauty of the Hudson River Valley for a two-day plein air painting seminar conducted under the professional hand of artist Tony Curanaj.  Artists will begin the day with a meet-and-greet with the artist over a continental breakfast held at the historic carriage house that once belonged to the famed writer Clement Moore.  Upon receiving a full bag of professional art supplies sponsored by Trekell Brushes and Art, the artists will be transported to the Rockefeller Preserve for a day of painting.  This event will adhere to the necessary standards of safety and social distancing. 

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Bow WOW Art Dog Event – Spring/Summer 2021

Beginning spring 2021, the completed Art Dog statues will be displayed around downtown Ridgefield, CT.

A “parade”, coordinated by ArtFul and ROAR, will include a map designating the locations of all completed statues and community events including dog portraits, dog grooming, and “Find The Chihuahua Scavenger Hunt”.

Bow WOW Art Dogs Auction and Reception – Fall 2021

September 2021 (Date TBD), an auction of the completed Bow WOW Art Dog statues will be held at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum wherein all net proceeds will benefit ROAR Animal Rescue, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, collectively. The event will incorporate both a silent and live auction for the “Art Dogs”.