A little drizzle didn't deter art aficionados from descending upon the Greenwich downtown business district Thursday night for the lively, colorful opening of Art to the Avenue.
The 's 15th annual art exhibition featuring the works of about 150 artists in 120 downtown venues drew legions who leisurely strolled from business to business, viewing art, knoshing on savory hors d'oeuvres and sipping wine.
There were performances by singers, dancers, musicians and even Big Nazo, the puppet creature, to keep visitors entertained as they walked along Greenwich Avenue and the sidestreets in between, from East and West Putnam Avenue to Railroad Avenue.
The works of the artists participating in Art to the Avenue will be on view in local businesses through May 28. Hours vary depending upon the venue and all art is for sale with a portion of the sale price benefiting the Greenwich Arts Council.
GAC Executive Director Paul Master-Karnik said of the evening, "For the kind of weather we have, it's pretty good. People are enjoying themselves."
For a map of the participating venues and the artists, please see attached PDF.