Junior League announces annual art show

The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County will hold it’s 22nd annual art show at the Burr Homestead, Friday through Sunday, April 4 through 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event features traditional representational paintings, contemporary abstract works, photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture by more than 100 northeastern artists. Tickets are $7 for adults; children under 12 are free.

“As our primary fund-raiser, the art show’s success is key to the impact we can make in the community,” said Sonal Rajan, JLEFC president. “Knowing that, every member of our organization puts a lot of effort into making it a great weekend for our community, while showcasing some of the region’s top artists.”

The JLEFC will also be hosting a series of ticketed events during the weekend, including:

• “pARTy - A Curated Cocktail Party,” featuring chef’s tastings by Rive Bistro of Westport, craft beer samplings by Two Roads Brewing Company, Brenne Single Malt Whisky tastings, open bar and auctions, will be held at the Burr Mansion, Friday, April 4, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $95 per person.

• A cocktail party presenting an instructional painting demonstration by celebrated Connecticut artist Anda Styler will be held Saturday, April 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 per person.

• The Art Truck, Connecticut’s only mobile art studio, will offer children’s art projects on Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 per child and available on-site.

Event sponsors are Serendipity, Charron Tree and Shrub Care, Hearst Media, People’s Bank, Principal Financial Group, Pullman & Comley, RichRelevance, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Tick Stoppers.

Proceeds raised at the art show support the Junior League and its “Healthy Families, Healthy Futures” community projects, which impact school readiness in the areas of literacy, healthy lifestyles and nutrition to better prepare children to succeed in later grades and graduate from high school. Members volunteer their time reading to students at local schools, and through their monthly meal preparation program “Cook & Feed for Friends in Need,” the Junior League supports Operation Hope.

In addition to hands-on community work, mini-grants funded by the Junior League have aided organizations such as Burroughs Community Center and the Bridgeport Education Fund.

For tickets or more information, visit jlefc.org.