Autumn & Art celebrates eleven years of fine art and fun this year, in a way we would never have guessed even a year ago: online! It’s true; we all share the frustration of not being able to gather with friends, family and neighbors for months on end. We also share, however, a love of the arts: a common language that unites us all, giving us hope and a means of expression when times are tough.
When faced with the reality that hosting an outdoor festival this year was not feasible, canceling Autumn & Art altogether was just not an option for our team. With the support of our dedicated Sponsors and loyal Patrons, we have reimaged the festival you have come to love as Autumn & Art: An Online Art Fair.
Link to the festival through this website, AutumnandArt.com. Browse through the artists’ booths; visit with them about their work via video chat; enjoy some jazz, dance or theater; and take in a demo or tutorial. It doesn’t top an afternoon in the crisp fall air, but it definitely beats having to wait until next year to shop your favorite A&A artists!
Patron Patio Party
We miss your beautiful faces, but we want you to be safe. On the other hand, everyone deserves (and needs!) a good party! The WFI team is taking the Autumn & Art Opening Night Patron Party and distilling it into a lovely, fun-filled package, delivered to your door!
Each box serves one person and includes gourmet food from Bella Luna, Newport Grill and YaYa's Eurobistro; wine or beer and spirits—or non-alcoholic beverages if you prefer; Patron gifts including a limited-edition A&A mask, Featured Artist poster, $10 gift card to Jacob’s Liquor, artist notecards and other surprises; entry into a drawing for one of three 6 ¾” x 6 ¾” artworks by M. Robinson; and more. Random boxes will contain a Bradley Fair gift card.
We'll deliver your party box between 4-6 p.m. and will email you in advance with the time of your specific delivery. Enjoy entertainment curated just for Patrons at our online event, 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18. Gather your social "bubble" on the patio or porch (with social distancing precautions, of course) and throw your own petite Patron Party.
Plus a little edge on the shopping competition: Be the first to shop Autumn & Art: An Online Art Fair from 4-6 p.m. before it opens to the public. The purchase of this fundraising ticket helps ensure the future of Autumn & Art. We need your support now more than ever!
Patron Party-in-a-Box Ticket: $100 per person
Participate in the Wine & Whiskey Pull. Select a mystery bottle of your favorite!
Wine: $30 per pull
Whiskey: $50 per pull
One of each: $70 per pull
Receive a bottle of wine valued at $30 and up or a bottle of whiskey, $50 and up.
A&A Patron Patio Party in a Box: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18
Autumn & Art: An Online Art Fair: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.