Metro Art Studios

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345 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Artists of Metro Art Studio

Now starting its second year, Metro Art Studios is a three-story building of premium art studios in the South End of Bridgeport. Originally built in 1907 as the Crown Corset factory and historically important as one of Bridgeport’s original corset factories, the renovated factory once welcomed 500 mostly female workers each day and is now home to 38 loft studios for professional fine artists. The 3 year journey to thoughtfully renovate this lovely South End landmark has resulted in an ideal space for artists to thrive. Granted an Award of Excellence by Preservation Connecticut, Metro Art Studios is an inspiring place to work and to visit the over 40 artists working in many media – painting, sculpture, drawing,
jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, music, photography, and videography. Our gift shop, Urbane, is also open this year with a wide variety of original and reproduction art as well as gifts for all ages. Contact us for information about studio and event rentals.

Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport Art Trail, Open Studios

Open Studios
Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm
Meet the artists of Metro Art Studios – over 40 artists working in a wide variety of disciplines, from drawing to painting, sculpture to jewelry, printmaking to photography, and much more.

Rick Shaefer, Metro Art Studios, Bridgepirt Art Trail

10 x 10 Exhibit and Sale
Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm
Celebrate and support the arts in Bridgeport with the annual Metro Art Studios fundraiser. All works are 10” square and all are $100 each. Start or add to your art collection! This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase work that is worth well more than $100 while supporting both the exhibiting artists and Metro Art Studios during this unique fundraiser. Come
early in the day for the best selection

Event: Body Painting Demonstration, Studio 115
Saturday, November 12; 12 pm to 4 pm
Alicia Cobb, visual artist and body painter, will share the fascinating transformation of a human canvas from start to finish through body art. She will share how she started the art of body painting and give her
model the opportunity to talk about their experience being painted as well.

Event: Story Time with Denise Susalka, Studio 105
Saturday, November 12; 1 pm
Painter and educator Denise Susalka reads art-adjacent books to children and young teens; books that discuss painting and painters, and the challenges that painters face. Denise is also offering a sale of art at special Bridgeport Art Trail prices.

Event: The Alternate Routes, Crown Gallery
Sunday, November 13; 2 pm
The Alternate Routes play a rousing set in the Crown Gallery at Metro
Art Studios, sharing new music and old favorites. The singing and songwriting duo of Eric Donnelly and Tim Warren will perform their unique alternative rock sound, and invite you to discuss their music and what’s next for the band.