Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show

Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show

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This poster advertised an outdoor art show in Armonk, New York, in 1990. Held annually since 1961, the volunteer-run art show raises funds for the Friends of the North Castle Library, a volunteer group supporting the town library. The library has branches in Armonk and North White Plains, two sections of the town of North Castle.
Over time, the art show has grown in professionalism and reputation as a result of the skills, connections, and resources members of the community have brought to it. In its early years, it largely featured local artists. More recently, the show has attracted artists from around the United States and some from abroad, and it has gained a national reputation. A paid executive director has helped to manage the show since the late 2010s. The art show is an example of fundraising and volunteering in an affluent community with ample resources to support the professionalization and publicization of an annual fundraiser.
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Object Name
date made
associated date
1990-10-13 through 1990-10-14
Golub, Bill
place made
United States: New York, Armonk
United States: New York, Armonk
Associated Place
United States: New York, Armonk
Physical Description
paper; ink (overall material)
yellow; orange; brown; green (overall color)
overall: 17 1/2 in x 11 in x 1/32 in; 44.45 cm x 27.94 cm x.06858 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Friends of the North Castle Public Library
Fund Raising
Armonk Outdoor Art Show
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National Museum of American History
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The poster above was designed by my dad, Bill Golub. He designed the original poster for the Armonk Outdoor Art Show 58 years ago. It is still used today. and his “tree” is visible throughout the library on their signage. He was an original member of the “Friends” of the library – and helped raise funds to build the greatly enhanced library that Armonk boasts today. We only found out today that his work is on display. He is 98 now - and was thrilled to learn that his work was featured in this exhibit.

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