Historic Arcade Mall

See program book for BAT 2023

1001 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Arcade Mall Artists

The Arcade Mall is a stunning historic restoration of one of the nation’s first enclosed shopping malls. The breath-taking atrium has a dramatic Victorian stepped-glass roof. The property was built in 1840 and underwent several interior and exterior renovations during the 1920s, 1950s, and 1980s. It holds historic significance locally and nationally as one of the few remaining arcades from its time period. The renovated downtown landmark has been reactivated by artists. Its charm and scale make it a perfect location for social gatherings and events. Visit the artists of the Arcade Mall, sample tasty treats in Arcade Mall restaurants, check out Arcade Mall shops.

Shops, Galleries and Studios include Ursa Gallery, Orphan Girl Studio, Paradox Ink, Richual Boutique, Dertbag, Kindred Books, Sankofa Coffee. On Sat 11/12/22 The Frankenstein Twins host the Oddities Bazaar.

Event: Artists Kick-Off Party/Bridgeport Art Trail Sampler
Pop-Up/Ursa Gallery
Thursday, November 10; 6 pm to 9:30pm
A collision of visual art and Reggae vibes bombards the senses and energizes the Arcade Mall. Stretching out her hand to greet you, visitors are stunned by a 15 ft sculpture, created by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo #6, installed in the Arcade atrium for the Bridgeport Art Trail weekend. Tour the 2 floors of studio spaces, storefronts and galleries. A popular exhibit returns to the Bridgeport Art Trail. A small works sampler offers a comprehensive presentation of artwork from all participating art studio venues. Prominent signage and meeter/greeters will direct you to this pop-up site in the Arcade.

Iyaba Ibo Mandingo Arcade Mall, Bridgeort Art Trail