The Art Show Preview Reception

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Always a festive event, the Preview Reception opens the Art Show in celebratory fashion showcasing a gallery of artwork featuring more than 100 local and regional artists.  A silent auction of one-of-kind works, live music, delicious food and the mingling of friends both old and new make for a truly special evening!

This year’s Preview Reception, which marks the opening of the 45th Annual Mark Twain Library Art Show, will take place on:

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Mark Twain Library

439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896

Attending the Preview Reception – Ticket Sales Have Closed

Please stop by the library from December 2nd to December 10th to view the exhibition. 

Formal invitations to the Preview Reception are mailed to Friends of the Mark Twain Library in October welcoming Friends to purchase tickets to the Preview Reception at special discounted prices available for a limited time.

Friends Ticket Prices (available until November 4, 2017):

Individual: $60 Senior: $45

General ticket sales open to the public on November 6, 2017.

General Ticket Prices:

Individual: $75 Senior: $55

Tickets will be available for purchase on-line starting November 6.

If you would like to become a Friend of the Mark Twain Library to receive a formal invitation and discount pricing click here to donate securely on-line or visit the library to fill out a form in person.  Click here to download a Mark Twain Library Membership form.

Event Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click here to learn more about how you can support the 45th Annual Art Show benefiting the Mark Twain Library.

Parking for the Preview Reception

Parking for this event is located at the John Read Middle School with shuttle service to and from the library available.  Please note that the last shuttle departs from the library at 10:30pm.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Library’s Development Assistant, Cathy Filiato, at 203-938-2545 or