ArtTrail Schedule 2017

Thursday, November 9

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Art Trail Kick-Off

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Framemakers Picture Framing & Art Gallery
Exhibit: The Texture of Life As I Know It, paintings and sculptures by Mary Gibbs

8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Housatonic Museum of Art
Exhibit: Scrolls by Joe Zucker at Burt Chernow Galleries; Student Exhibit at Beacon Hall

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gallery @ 999
View the paintings chosen for the 2018 Kennedy Center, A Unique Perspective calendar, along with over 75 original paintings at the Margaret Morton Center for Government.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Academy Books and Records

The Art of Design with collectible and new books, records, CDs, baseball cards, games, and ephemera

10:00 am-5:00 pm
Black Rock Galleries
Open Showrooms: The area’s preeminent source for quality fine & decorative art, antiques, unique home furnishings, and accessories, at excellent and fair price points.

11:00 am-3:00 pm
Barnum Museum
Guided Tours of the Barnum Museum at the People’s United Bank Special Events Gallery

11:30am – 6:00 pm
City Lights Gallery
Exhibit: BOOBs, this provocative exhibit depicts personal stories of breast cancer patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers along with the socio-economic conditions regarding treatment, healthcare, appearance, gender, age, race. The title BOOBs and chosen artworks were selected to present both serious and playful creations regarding serious health and social issues.

12:00 – 7:00 pm
City Lights Vintage
A new eclectic shopping venue downtown that helps earn revenue for community art programs. Items on consignment include antiques, collectibles, nostalgic art, household items, vintage clothes, radios, cameras, and toys. Inventory always changes.

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Academy Books and Records

Classic Rock and Blues Jam by the Deecken Brothers

4:30 pm
Schelfhaudt Gallery At the University of Bridgeport
Artist Talk: Necessary Voices, explores doors, door mats, windows, and mirrors as passageways to new places, perspectives, and potentials

The Party Not to Miss

John Torres of Oh, Cassius!
John Torres of Oh, Cassius! heads up the Park City All Stars for Artists’ Party Kick – Off

5:30 – 9:30 pm
Bridgeport Art Trail Kick – Off and Artists’ Party: FREE
Don’t miss this festive occasion to mingle with the creative community, sponsored by City Lights, the Downtown Special Services District, and the artists of Read’s ArtSpace. View a sampling of Bridgeport Art Trail artworks while enjoying local food and drink and the Park City ART TRAIL All-Stars, a lineup of popular Bridgeport musicians organized by John Torres of Oh, Cassius! especially for the Bridgeport Art Trail Artists’ Party.

6:00-10:00 pm
Read’s ArtSpace Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibit: opening reception for Artists Choose Artists featuring new artwork from the Read’s community, as well as work chosen by Read’s artists.

Friday, November 10

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Framemakers Picture Framing & Art Gallery
Exhibit: The Texture of Life As I Know It, paintings and sculptures by Mary Gibbs

8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Housatonic Museum of Art
Exhibit: Scrolls by Joe Zucker at Burt Chernow Galleries; Student Exhibit at Beacon Hall

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gallery @ 999
View the paintings chosen for the 2018 Kennedy Center, A Unique Perspective calendar, along with over 75 original paintings at the Margaret Morton Center for Government

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Historic Arcade Mall
Open Studios Visit the artists of the Arcade Mall, sample tasty treats in Arcade Mall restaurants, check out Arcade Mall shops.

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Academy Books and Records

The Art of Design with collectible and new books, records, CDs, baseball cards, games, and ephemera.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barnum Museum
Guided Tours of the Barnum Museum at the People’s United Bank Special Events Gallery

11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Bridgeport Art Trail Pop-Up

An eclectic mix of art, artisanal treasures, textiles, jewelry, hand crafted glass beads and stained glass, paintings, portraits, and mixed media art.

11:30am – 6:30 pm
City Lights Gallery
Exhibit: BOOBs, this provocative exhibit depicts personal stories of breast cancer patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers along with the socio-economic conditions regarding treatment, healthcare, appearance, gender, age, race. The title BOOBs and chosen artworks were selected to present both serious and playful creations regarding serious health and social issues.

12:00 – 4:00 pm
The Kennedy Center’s Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative
(MDAC)
Exhibit: a powerfully unique art exhibit with the works of over twenty diverse MDAC artists on view.

12:00 – 5:00 pm
Read’s ArtSpace Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibit: Artists Choose Artists featuring new artwork from the Read’s community, as well as work chosen by Read’s artists

12:00 – 7:00 pm
City Lights Vintage
Vintage and Vinyl shops are popping up in downtown Bridgeport. City Lights is piloting a new opportunity to earn revenue for community art programs while adding to the eclectic shopping venues downtown. Items on consignment include antiques, collectibles, nostalgic art, household items, vintage clothes, radios, cameras, and toys. Inventory always changes.

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Black Rock Art Guild
Reading: BRAG performers and poets take the stage at Harborview Market

5:00 – 8:00 pm
The NEST Arts Factory
Open Studios: Tour the studios and meet the over three dozen artists and musicians at the NEST

Artists’ Talk with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, join the conversation in the studios of featured artists, Carlos Davila, Lauren Rago, and Rick Shaefer who were all selected to exhibit in the Art of the Northeast juried exhibit at Silvermine Art Galleries.

Don’t miss this rare behind-the-scenes perspective as they discuss their art in the spaces where the work is made.

Exhibit: Opening reception for the annual fundraising 10 x 10 exhibit, all work is 10” square and $100, a great way to start or add to your art collection, as well as an opening reception for an exhibit by works by NEST Associate Members, including paintings, prints, mixed media, and photographs

5:00 – 8:00 pm
Black Rock Art Guild
Exhibit: So This is Bridgeport, BRAG’s annual show and sale with works by many member artists which raises money for local Bridgeport charities. At Harborview Market.

5:00 – 8:30 pm
Historic Arcade Mall
Arcade Night! An evening of open studios together with musical entertainment by DJ Justin Shay of JMS Jams, guest artist Holly Danger projecting video footage from Danger Gallery’s One by One Live Mural Show, plus small bites and drinks

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Misencik Photography
Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine of Misencik Photography and Lennie Grimaldi, author and columnist of Only in Bridgeport at Milano Wine Bar and Pizzeria will host a night of nostalgic conversation, recounting stories of Bridgeport “back in the day.”

The audience is welcome to share stories and ask questions while viewing photographs from their recently published books, exquisite photographs on view of Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project. They will also share “memories” from their recently published book about the two magnificent theatres on downtown Bridgeport’s Main Street.

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Design Night Out
An event series that takes a creative theme and explores how great design is transforming that theme here in Connecticut, all with an open bar, food, music, networking friend-making, and fun!

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Elm Street Installation Artists
Video Installation by Mary Jo Lombardo at a once a popular YWCA public swimming pool, this currently drained and un-used facility is a site for a continual video installation incorporating the element of water.

8:00 – 9:00 pm
The NEST Arts Factory
Bridgeport Baroque
with acclaimed musicians Owen Burdick and Richard Wyton in an evening of classical music from the 17th and 18th centuries on harpsichord, recorder, and transverse flute.
Free admission!

Saturday, November 11

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6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Harborview Market
Enjoy a great homestyle breakfast and grab a coffee to go before you head out on the Trail. While you’re there, view the Black Rock Arts Guild exhibit So This Is Bridgeport, BRAG’s annual show and sale with works by many member artists which raises money for local Bridgeport charities.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Framemakers Picture Framing & Art Gallery
Exhibit: The Texture of Life As I Know It, paintings and sculptures by Mary Gibbs

8:45 am – 5:00 pm
City Lights Gallery
Meet at City Lights Gallery to get caffeinated and enjoy a bagel breakfast preparing you for the daylong annual Art Trail bike tour. Explore Bridgeport’s hidden treasures and booming art culture. Meet Bob Halstead and the Urban Bike Tour crew. This hardy group of Bridgeport- files conduct historic and ethnic neighborhoods on bikes throughout the year.

The Art Trail Urban Bike Tour leaves City Lights Gallery at 9:15 am.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Housatonic Museum of Art
Exhibit: Scrolls by Joe Zucker at Burt Chernow Galleries; Student Exhibit at Beacon Hall.

9:00am – 5:00 pm
City Lights Gallery
Exhibit: BOOBs, this provocative exhibit depicts personal stories of breast cancer patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers along with the socio-economic conditions regarding treatment, healthcare, appearance, gender, age, race. The title BOOBs and chosen artworks were selected to present both serious and playful creations regarding serious health and social issues.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Park City Designs
Open Studios, custom furniture from reclaimed wood and metal, and local sculpture.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Archive
Open Studios, rare vinyl records, obscure movies, wall sculptures by Mark Derosa.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bridgeport Flea Market
City Lights Gallery, Art of Jahmane, and Aisha Nailah present the official Flea Market of Bridgeport 10 am to 11 am 25 NEST Arts Factory Start off your Saturday with a free yoga workshop guided by Kristen Ambrosi.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KLH Photography, LLC
Open studio, specializing in contemporary portraiture for men, women, tweens, and seniors all over Connecticut.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
American Fabrics Art Building
Tour Open Studios, buy a chance on the annual AFA Collector’s Raffle Bag, and take advantage of annual Bridgeport Art Trail sale prices including Denyse Schmidt Quilts annual sample sale, Judith Corrigan flat file sale, Linda Colletta Studio sale & live painting, Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Ceramics annual studio sale, and annual studio sales of Janet Slom, Brec Morgan, Emily Larned’s studio sale and tag sale, Ulla Surland’s pop-up boutique, and other special offers of visual art, quilts, apparel, photography, jewelry.

Rick Shaefer, New Oak
Rick Shaefer, New Oak

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
NEST Arts Factory
Open Studios. Tour the studios and meet the over three dozen artists and musicians at the NEST.

Exhibit: annual fundraising 10 x 10 exhibit, all work is 10” square and $100, a great way to start or add to your art collection, as well as an exhibit of works by NEST Associate Members, including paintings, prints, mixed media, and photography.

Voter registration and local civic information presented by Bridgeport Generation Now.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WPKN 89.5 FM Radio
Archive Record Sale, featuring an eclectic array of vintage vinyl. From 1 pm to 5 pm, a Brewport beer tasting. Sip a sampling of local beer while digging through the vinyl collection of listener-supported 89.5 fm radio as they spin discs at American Fabrics Arts.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Academy Books and Records
The Art of Design with vinyl collectible and new books, records, CDs, baseball cards, games, ephemera.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Historic Arcade Mall
Open Studios Visit the artists of the Arcade Mall, sample tasty treats in Arcade Mall restaurants, check out Arcade Mall shops.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Misencik Photography
A Pop-Up photography studio for the Bridgeport Portrait Project at the Bijou Black Box Theatre, 140 Elm St. collecting images of the people who make Bridgeport more than just a place.

11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Bridgeport Art Trail Pop-Up
An eclectic mix of art, artisanal treasures, textiles, jewelry, hand crafted glass beads and stained glass, paintings, portraits, and mixed media art.

11:00 am – 7:00 pm
100 Shots Photography and Video Pop-up
A collaborative group of local artists presents portrait, landscape, street, and abstract art along with video screenings and installation art.

Artists of 305 Knowlton St
305 Knowlton Street

11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Artists of 305 Knowlton
Open Studios. Tour three floors of artist studios as well as Armstrong Gallery and don’t miss live body painting by Alicia Cobb.

12:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
The Christmas Elf play presented by Cabaret Children’s Theatre, tickets $20-25

12:00 – 3:00 pm
The Kennedy Center’s Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative
(MDAC)
Exhibit: a powerfully unique art exhibit with the works of over twenty diverse MDAC artists on view.

12:00 – 3:00 pm
NEST Arts Factory
Art Demonstrations Portrait painting with Denis Dalesio, natural living with coconuts with Gussie Bradford, color mixing with Denise Susalka, and stenciling techniques with Susan Taylor Murray.

12:00 – 4:00 pm
City Lights Vintage
Vintage and Vinyl shops are popping up in downtown Bridgeport. City Lights is piloting a new opportunity to earn revenue for community art programs while adding to the eclectic shopping venues downtown. Items on consignment include antiques, collectibles, nostalgic art, household items, vintage clothes, radios, cameras, and toys. Inventory always changes.

12:00 – 4:00 pm
Artists of 305 Knowlton
Collage-a-Bust collaborative work of art with Lee Walther.

12:00 – 5:00 pm
Read’s ArtSpace Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibit: Artists Choose Artists featuring new artwork from the Read’s community, as well as work chosen by Read’s artists.

12:00 – 6:00 pm
Artists of 305 Knowlton
Live Fashion Sketching with Vernice, create your own or commission a custom Glam PaperDoll.

12:00 – 8:00 pm
Elm Street Installation Artists
Video Installation by Mary Jo Lombardo at a once a popular YWCA public swimming pool, this currently drained and un-used facility is a site for a continual video installation incorporating the element of water.

12:30 – 2:30 pm
City Lights Gallery
Saturday Writer’s Group Shanna Melton hosts her bimonthly free writer’s workshop for poets and writers of all levels.

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Neighborhood Studios
Open House. Learn about music, dance, theater, and visual arts classes for adults, kids, and teens.

1:00 – 4:00 pm
City Lights Vintage
Ask George An afternoon of historical insight and anecdotes about choice items in the shop with George Dragone.

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Brewport Beer Tasting & WPKN 89.5 FM Radio
DJ’s host their annual vintage vinyl sale, staging the party atmosphere in the AmFab Hallway. Sip a sampling of local beer while digging through the eclectic array of vintage vinyl from the archives of listener-supported 89.5 fm radio.

2:00 – 7:00 pm
Barnum Museum
Lanterns of Magic Mr. Dick Moore, historian and collector of magic lanterns, presents an exciting, rare, and unique magic lantern images that showcase vivid and scintillating views of early circus spectaculars.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Read’s ArtSpace Ground Floor Gallery
Artist Circle. All area artists are welcome to join our lively discussion of today’s art-related hot topics! Seats are assigned numbers, numbers are randomly selected. Whoever is in the hot seat will choose a topic and answer a question on the spot before the buzzer sounds.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Artists of 305 Knowlton
Elev8ion Tai Chi Workshop demonstration by Brother Yahya (Jonathan Davis) to develop deep relaxation and effortless strength. Appropriate for all. Free.

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Schelfhaudt Gallery
Artist Panel Talk hear the artists in the Align-able Angles exhibit discuss their work.

6:00 – 8:30 pm
Bijou Theatre

Independent films curated by Crystal Heiden and Christine Negus, followed by Q&A. The screening presents contemporary, international video works that focus on identity construction and reflection.

6:30 – 7:30 pm
NEST Arts Factory
The Helping Hands of Contemporary Art, a documentary following the production of three collaborative works from conception to completion.

Sunday, November 12

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm
American Fabrics Art Building
Over 25 artists welcome visitors to Open Studios. Plus enjoy WPKN’s Vintage Vinyl Sale and help “stuff a truck“ for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discovery Museum
Aerospace Art by Connecticut illustrator/artist Norm Siegel plus wind powered kinetic outdoor sculptures by Sonny Cardinali and Mike Galullo and Sunset Science photography by Mike Florio.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PenRod Studio
Enjoy wine and cheese with good conversation about photography at Penrhyn and Rod Cook’s Open Studio. See listing for number to call first.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black Rock Galleries
Open Showrooms, Works on Paper, and Vintage Art Book Collection 2 Day Preview. Activities today include appraisals, an auction lecture, a restoration demonstration. Help kids find the Black Rock Cow.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bridgeport Innovation Center
Located just a block away from American Fabrics, BIC’s 60 invited visual artists, musicians and performers exhibit in the 3 story factory building. Come see and hear amazing art and performances.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The NEST Arts Factory
Join us for a French-Indonesian themed Artist Brunch. Discuss art, life, creativity, and more while sampling tasty treats. $5 suggested donation. 11:00 am-5:00 pm 10 City Lights Gallery The Fibers of Her Being, the Fabric Art of Karen Loprete. Enjoy the one-woman exhibit of art quilts compositions and wearable art that celebrate color and texture with a retro-hippie vibe.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
City Lights Gallery
The Fibers of Her Being, the Fabric Art of Karen Loprete. Enjoy the one-woman exhibit of art quilts compositions and wearable art that celebrate color and texture with a retro-hippie vibe.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The NEST Arts Factory
36 artists and musicians share their work and process at Open Studios. Please take part in a Collaborative Puzzle Drawing and view two art exhibits.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bridgeport Downtown North Development
View Misencik photography featuring the Bridgeport Portrait Project and Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project. Participate in a photography shoot and share your Bridgeport stories.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Artists and Craftsman Supply
An employee-owned company, specializes in high-quality art supplies at competitive prices. Stop in to find everything for painters, illustrators, sculptors, architects, and crafters.

11:30-10:00pm
Barnum Publick House
Peace=n=Love Photography & Art by MIA Lipstick. This exhibit features candid photos taken over the last decade of the Annual Woodstock Reunion held every August in Bethel, NY.

12 noon – 2:00 pm
Bridgeport Innovation Center
Opening reception for ReMade In Bridgeport, a creative reuse challenge exhibit. Participants, ages 5-adult, made an art piece using the materials in their mystery box.

12 noon – 1:00 pm
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
The Children’s Cabaret Theatre presents Frosty the Snowman, a brand new Cabaret original. Tickets: $19-23.

12 noon – 1:30 pm
Bridgeport Innovation Center
Singer and songwriter Shannon McMahon performs contemporary folk music with rich vocals and songs that resonate with a strong sense of the human experience.

12 noon – 4:00 pm
The Pious Bird of Good Omen
A boutique specializing in Curated Objects for the Home – an eclectic collection of vintage furniture & accessories as well as a selection of artisanal objects from Connecticut artists.

12 noon – 4:00 pm
The NEST Arts Factory
Stop by to watch and participate in Art And Music Demonstrations, including percussion, painting and lighting . See the listing for details and starting times.

12 noon – 5:00 pm
Artists of 305 Knowlton
The Armstrong Gallery and nearly 20 artists on three floors host Open Studios. Watch demonstrations of Tai Chi by Tawawa Wellness from 11-2 pm.

12 noon – 5:00 pm
Read’s ArtSpace
The Artists Choose Artists exhibit curated by David Green of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. This exhibit features new artwork from Read’s artists invited peers.

12 noon – 6:00 pm
Ruben Marroquin Weaving Workshop
Open Studios offers the opportunity to see the process of the artist, and see some of the work in progress, plus there is a Yarn Sale and a display of Ruben’s artwork.

12 noon – 6:00 pm
dertbag Atelier
A retail and studio space for the brand dertbag, created by artist and muscian Philip Post. Celebrate new dertbag collection releases, only available in store.

1:00 – 3:00 pm
New England Ballet Company
Observe a Pas de Deux ballet class & demonstration. A pas de deux, is a dance duet in which two dancers perform together, and can include lifts, turns, and jumps.

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Read’s ArtSpace
Live Painting by Read’s Artists in the Ground Floor Gallery and a Frida Kahlo Workshop for kids with Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli.

Two Roads at American Fabrics1:00 – 4:00 pm
American Fabrics Art Building
Two Roads Brewery Tasting with art, a vintage vinyl sale and Two Roads Beer. It’s the perfect combination!

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel
A juried Biennial Art Show of over 100 works on display, including work in oils, pastels, acrylics, bronze, mixed media, pen and ink, and photography.

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bridgeport Innovation Center
Listen to Terry Hopper’s Exotic One-Man Band as he plays electric gamelan, and other sounds from around the world, including Taiko, Indian, African, and sounds of nature.

2:00 – 4:30 pm
The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Hear 300 young musicians in six distinct ensembles of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra performing classical and jazz music under the direction of Christopher Hisey. Tickets $10-$15.

3:00 – 5:00 pm
New England Ballet Company
Observe Nutcracker Rehearsals with the New England Ballet Company Dancers. Performances of the Nutcracker Suite ballet, will be presented on Dec 10-11 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.