From Mayor Joseph Ganim

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Bridgeport Art Trail, a wonderful showcase of our city’s thriving arts and culture scene. Creativity is in Bridgeport’s DNA. We’re the home of big thinkers like P.T. Barnum, Elias Howe, Igor Sikorsky and Gustave Whitehead. They harnessed their creative energy and helped reshape the world around them. Today, we continue to promote creativity in Bridgeport and are creating an environment for artists to succeed and thrive. I strongly believe that the arts community is an asset and resource for growth and improvement to quality of life in Bridgeport. I’m proud to support Bridgeport Art Trail, a weekend-long celebration of local art, artists and crafters.

The Bridgeport Art Trail map is an excellent tool to illustrate the proliferation of our arts community. This map will take you from our revitalized Downtown neighborhood, the hub of the Park City’s arts and cultural scene where you’ll find Read’s ArtSpace, City Lights Gallery, Barnum Museum, the Housatonic Museum of Art to the West Side, home of NEST Arts Factory and the Klein Memorial Auditorium, to the East Side where you’ll find, the Artists of 305 Knowlton Street, and in the East End, American Fabrics Arts Building.

I encourage everyone to use your copy of the Art Trail map all year-round and discover Bridgeport’s creative side.


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim