Current Year-round Programs

SAT 4/24, RAIN DATE 5/1/21

Indoor/Outdoor event: Exhibits, Open Studios, Vendors,
in downtown Bridgeport CT

Mingle and meander at locations between two blocks of Broad St and Fairfield Ave.

Enjoy art exhibits, open studios, vintage clothing, up cycled furniture and live music to shop by featuring “Latin Americana” a musical ensemble led by Ricardo Reyes/Savor City. Galleries and venues include City Lights Bridgeport Art Trail, Ursa Gallery, The Firm, But creates, Arcade artists and shops. This event is produced and sponsored by City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail and Ursa Gallery. For full day schedule

Pandemic Art at City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport CT 06604
Here Comes the Sun, Ursa Gallery 1042 Broad St, Bridgeport CT 06604


Latin AmericaNa is a musical ensemble curated and led by Ricardo Reyes, singer/songwriter/band leader of  the
“Cosmic Jibaros” and the music director of Savor City. Listen


City Lights Vintage, 265 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport CT 066604

Bridgeport Art Trail Storytelling Exchange with Nina Lesiga

This FREE Zoom session meets the first Thurs of every month from 7-9pm. 
Click on ZOOM link below.

To encourage the art of spoken stories, City Light Gallery is sponsoring a monthly online community gathering named, “The Bridgeport Story Exchange.” 
What kind of stories? The emphasis is personal stories to share the human experience. Participants with fictional or historical stories are welcome too! We encourage professional tellers, amateurs and listeners to join us. Stories can bring clarity on how we see each other and ourselves. During the exchange participants share a story, a part of a story, a story idea or attend just to listen. Test out a piece, receive help developing it if you wish and listen to the stories of others. Discover what makes a story compelling.
Nina’s approach to the story telling is to jump right in. Novice to experienced presenters are welcome. Tell a practiced story, pitch a new story idea. Ask for feedback from a supportive creative group. Or listen in to a night stories. For more information, please contact City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail or Nina Lesiga at Storytelling for adults is trending in CT and beyond because stories make us feel and they spark understanding about people, places, things.

Left: Sheila Arnold, guest storyteller, February 2021.
We are delighted to feature our first guest artist, Sheila Arnold, a renowned professional storyteller, character interpreter and teaching artist, Sheila Arnold is visiting the Bridgeport Art Trail Story Exchange on Thursday, Feb 4th at 7:00 PM.  She will perform stories on the theme “Love and History”, then share valuable insights about discovering story ideas, story crafting and sharing stories.     Following Sheila’s visit we will hold our monthly story sharing exchange, led by Bridgeport Art Trail’s resident storyteller, Nina Lesiga.

See more here

Click here to download BAT poster project map.

Zoom in on the QR codes on the right, swipe with the camera app on your smart phone to connect to the artists’ website, instagram, music video and poetry.