American Fabrics Building

1069 Connecticut Avenue, Building 4
Bridgeport, CT 06607
203-451-5011
www.amfabarts.com
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Artists of The American Fabrics Arts Building

Directions:
By Train/Ferry:
Metro North or Amtrak to Bridgeport Station. Port Jefferson Ferry to Water Street Dock (next to train Station). AmFab is approximately two and a half miles from the station. Cabs are available from the train station’s cabstand.

Traveling I-95 South: Take exit 30/Surf Avenue. Turn right at bottom of ramp onto Surf Avenue. Turn left at the next light onto Connecticut Avenue. Turn right into parking for 1069 Connecticut Ave.

Traveling I-95 North: Take exit 30/Lordship Avenue. Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Lordship.  Lordship becomes Hollister. Go straight through stop sign, and right at next light onto Stratford Avenue. Take 4rd left onto Freeman Street and across CT Ave into parking for 1069 CT Ave.


Event: 16th Annual Open Studios

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

In its 16th year, American Fabrics Arts Building (AFA) Open Studios showcases over 25 artists in their studios where the creative process happens. Held in a renovated factory building where linen and lace were once manufactured, the event has become a destination for collectors, interior designers, and art lovers alike. AFA’s diverse group of artists are engaged in painting, printmaking, sculpture, quilting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, textiles, design, mixed media, and more. Every year we welcome new artist tenants, lending a fresh perspective to the event. Many artists will be offering affordable art for sale (see the AFA artists list at the back of the guide, for more information). Denyse Schmidt Quilts, Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Ceramics, Brechin Morgan, and Ulla Surland will be holding their annual studio sales. Once again we are supporting the Bridgeport Rescue Mission (BRM). The mission serves those critically in need directly in our community. It feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and helps people conquer drug and alcohol addictions. AFA will be serving as a drop-off point for their Thanksgiving Stuff-A-Truck event, giving patrons the opportunity to donate food and coats for local families in need. (See event listing.) Lastly, the artists of AFA have joined together once again to donate an assortment of small works for the AFA Collector’s Raffle. An amazing collection of work will be raffled for $5 a chance, with all proceeds going to BRM! There will be food trucks, in the east parking lot to serve our patrons from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Music and participatory performances will offer fun for the whole family! Ample onsite free parking and handicapped access.

Event: Roxy Savage, Studio #201

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

Hosting a studio exhibition and art supply sale. Framed digital prints (new work) and unframed monoprint portfolios to peruse & purchase. Studio art supply sale: printmaking supplies, art books, paper, tools, misc. mystery art $5 /$10 grab bags!

Installation: interactive mold/pan sound sculptures and The Wobbler -a voice activated vibrating jello sculpture :)).

Event: Emily Larned, Studio #301

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

7th Annual Tag Sale Vintage and used clothes, knickknackery, and audio gear from special guest Preservation Sound!

Event: Print Your Own Studio #301

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

Print Your Own: Pull your own letterpress print for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds are donated to Bridgeport’s Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County.

Event: “Name Your Price” Wall of Art, Janine Brown, Studio #302

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

Part conceptual artwork/part study of value/part art sale – The “Name Your Price” wall gives you a chance to take home a piece of art at a price you want. Just take a picture of the work, text it and the price that you want to pay to the artist. If the price is too low, the answer is “no”, but if the price is acceptable, you go home with a piece of art that is valued equally by the artist and yourself.

Event: Ulla Surland, Studio #307

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

Pop-up boutique featuring Ulla’s pillows, bags, and scarves in amazing and unusual fabrics. Vintage clothing, leather belts and bags, sterling silver jewelry, wood and metal boxes, art, and other interesting paraphernalia. Ulla’s interior design portfolio will be available for viewing. Tiny lemon cupcakes and coffee, both days.

Event: Holly Hawthorn, Studio #402 – Three Mates Studio Sale

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

You will be ‘Happy as a Clam’ to see whimsical pieces created in porcelain from local beach shells and finds. Each one is a unique portrait inside a shell, guaranteed to make you smile and want one of your own! Select pieces discounted.

Event: Three Mates Studio Sale, Studio #402

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

Three Mates Studio Sale: Paintings, pottery, prints and porcelain. A unique collection of art and artists in one studio.

Event: First Dibs Studio Sweep, Linda Colletta, Studio #406

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday, November 14; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

Get first dibs on mid to large scale abstract art at very affordable pricing.

Event: WPKN 89.5 – 50 Year Archive Record Sale

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

The record archive of WPKN will be onsite at AmFab and WPKN programmers will be spinning an eclectic mix of music on-site.

Event: Thanksgiving Stuff-A-Truck with Food and Coats!

Saturday, November 13; 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 10AM-5PM

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission will bless more than 4,000 needy families with turkey and all the fixings, plus a winter coat for every member of the family who needs one! Help us to help them by bringing donations to our Open Studio event. Their warehouse is in our complex and AFA is a drop-off point.

They are asking for the following contributions:

  • 12–15 lb. frozen turkeys
  • Canned green beans, corn, peas, and sweet potatoes
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned gravy
  • 1 lb. cans of coffee
  • Powdered fruit drink mixes

Bins for donations will be placed at both entrances.