Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative (MDAC)

Visit new website for BAT 2023

1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
(entrance is in John St.)

Contact: Kathryn Kelly

MDAC, located in the Read’s ArtSpace building in downtown Bridgeport, CT, is an exciting, unique and new initiative by The Kennedy Center designed to provide an innovative environment where individuals with disabilities can learn, create, and benefit by participating in a multi-faceted arts program.

MDAC opened in May 2014. The cooperative has proved to be an exciting and unique initiative adding to the cultural fabric of Bridgeport and bringing vitality, creativity, and new constituencies to join in the arts. Located in the former Read’s building #11, MDAC’s artists with intellectual disabilities have made connections with neighbors, businesses, universities, museums, and art councils forming innovative partnerships to celebrate the universal language of art. At MDAC, opportunities abound for artists to delve into an array of arts to include photography, theater, music, movement, painting, sculpture and more.

Event: Opening reception for A Unique Perspective
Thursday, November 10; 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Join The Kennedy Collective and M&T Bank to celebrate the unveiling of the 2023, 40th annual, A Unique Perspective calendar. Enjoy the exhibit and meet the artists. In addition to the “Unique Perspective Calendar” show, this year’s MDAC gallery exhibit will highlight individual as well as collaborative work in varied media, a wonderful testimony to talent, vision, and abilities that transcend challenges.

Gallery Hours: Friday, November 11; 12 pm to 3 pm
Saturday, November 12; 12 pm to 3 pm