2016-09-07 / Front Page

Kew Gardens Community Arts Day

If you are looking for a large, commercial art show, then this is not the event for you. But if you prefer a full day of art experiences that celebrate the rich diversity of Queens, then mark your calendar and come to the urban village of Kew Gardens on Sunday, September 25 (rain  date October 16th), 11:00 am-5:00 pm, to enjoy Kew Gardens Community Arts Day.
At the centerpiece, you will find an art show, Kew Gardens Outdoor Art Fair (on Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard) that will showcase an eclectic mix of fine art. The organizers, a small group of local artists, had a vision for Kew Gardens; to bring together talented Queens painters, photographers, glassmakers, potters, jewelry artists, illustrators and fiber artists, and that is exactly what was accomplished. Expect an open and welcoming, very professional art show with a small town feel!
The entire neighborhood will be turned into an art experience at the Kew Gardens Community Arts Day. Watch awesome Sidewalk Chalk artists transform NYC concrete into intricate, wild works of art through vibrant colorful designs. (Children are invited to do the same!) Learn how culture influences art from demonstrations by multicultural artists. Practice these art forms and other projects at the Arts Zone. Enjoy the Kew Gardens Musicians at an outdoor show in Kew Gardens Cinemas Park that will feature a popular mix of music genres, beginning at 1:00 pm. Admire an intergenerational fence art exhibit created by Kew Gardens’ senior citizens and children. Stop by the “Silly Selfie Station” to use the available props to take a picture with moustaches, bow ties, crowns, funny glasses or with the “Silly Hat” that you just made at the Art Zone. Watch a potter’s wheel demonstration at The Potter’s Wheel and then walk down 83 Avenue to paint a ceramic bowl that will be donated to a local effort to fight hunger in March, 2017. Meet Vina, Holly and Natalie, founders of the Queens Bookshop Initiative, who will be reading wonderful books to your children at their Interactive Story Tme. If you’ve always wanted your portrait drawn, an experienced portrait artist will quickly sketch your likeness for you to take home.  
Be sure to stop by the Information Booth, for the listing of the day’s happenings “What’s Going On In Kew Gardens Today?” Check out local businesses for promotions and demonstrations. Don’t miss out! Bring your friends and family to Kew Gardens Community Arts Day on Sunday September 25th and discover an exciting arts community located in Kew Gardens, Queens!
 This event is sponsored by a NYC Council Grant awarded by Karen Koslowitz to the Kew Gardens Council for Recreation & the Arts, Inc.
For more information, contact  kewgardensarts@gmail.com, or 917-881-3358
Transportation: E & F train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike, Q10 bus

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