Art Trail 2014

 Bridgeport Art Trail Program Cover
6th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail; November 13-16, 2014
A city-wide celebration of the creative community.  

View art, tour venues in a 3 block radius.  
Join us  for the Artists Party at McLevy Hall.
Meet the artists, view a sampling of small works
from artists throughout the city.

View art. Talk art. Buy art, city-wide.
Enjoy demonstrations, performances and 
artists’ hospitality.

The Annual Bridgeport ArtTrail weekend is approaching. The 6th  city-wide open studios weekend is scheduled for November 13-16, Thursday-Sunday. Once again advertising is a free service to all arts venues in the city of Bridgeport, CT. Larger ads and sponsorships are available upon request and subject to space limitations.Please compose a brief description of venues and listings of activities scheduled for the city-wide open studios weekend and submit your listing by Tuesday SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 to
Please use  Bpt Art Trail Listing in the subject title of your email. Please send copy in a word document in upper and lower case. See an example below of info requested.Venues that already have something scheduled for that weekend do not need to create additional programs, just send us your listings, in the manner that you want to describe it.The plan in the past has been that Thursday and Friday evenings focused on the downtown area and then Friday night, Sat, Sunday events happened city-wide. Once we get the information we will organize an itinerary for the weekend. Please collaborate with your fellow artists/neighbors as you have done in the past so that performances, open studio tours, etc. are scheduled in clusters creating a mini-destination place yet do not compete or overlap too much.

We received feedback that artists would like an opportunity to socialize and get to know other artists during the art weekend. This year the Thursday night kick-off will feature a small works show of Bridgeport artist from all areas of the city at McLevy Hall. All Bridgeport artists are welcome to submit work and attend. It will be a convenient way to introduce visitors to a sampling of Bridgeport artists.

If you have any questions please email or call  or look at last year’s BPT Art Trail guide:


Please compose listings in this fashion. Be sure to give contact info that you are comfortable giving out to the public.

Please send listings and info to   Please use Bpt Art Trail listing in the subject title.

Name of Venue:
Title of Event, Program: OPEN STUDIOS (for example)
Dates & Times: Day(s), Date, Hours

Reception, Studio Tours or Demos Times if applicable:
Brief description: For Example: View the studios of 35 artists working in all medias of fine and applied art, including photography, painting, fine quilts and textile design, sculpture, woodwork, printmaking and more.
Admission: Free, Suggested Donation $XX, Ticket Price, etc.
Parking Info if applicable
Contact Info: Phone, email, website

Below is an idea from a series of events that took place last year at the READ’s building.

The Ground Floor Gallery at the Reads Artists Space

E.G.O.’/Everything Gothic and Outrageous’ an invitational group show open to all Read’s artists  and their selected guest-artists working in all media including: drawing, digital media, painting, print-making, installation and sculpture. The underlying theme is the darker aspects of creative inspiration. Showcasing work embracing the themes of destruction, horror, mystery and myth from an emotionally provocative perspective;’E.G.O.’ will take viewers on a tour of the  shadowy side of the human psyche.

Special Events Offered:

The Fall exhibition,  ‘E.G.O. ;- Everything Gothic and Outrageous’ will open on Thursday, October 27th from 6-9 p.m.; featuring a costume-optional party and reception;

A  ‘Lyrical Voices’Spoken Word Performance ‘Jam’ will be held on Friday, November 11th from 7-9 P.M.;- hosted by  ArtSpace poet-in-residence Shanna Melton; ( tentative);
Tours of The GroundFloor Gallery and select  artist studios will be slated for Saturday, November 12th, and Sunday, November 13th from 12-5 p.m.