Metro Art Studios

345 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604
Bridgeport, CT 06607

metroartstudios@gmail.com
www.metroartstudios.com

Artists of Metro Art Studio

Opening just in time for this year’s Bridgeport Art Trail is Metro Art
Studios, a three-story building of premium art studios. Originally built
in 1907 as the Crown Corset Factory and historically important as one
of Bridgeport’s corset factories that took part in the 1915 labor strike
that lead to the adoption of today’s most important national labor laws,
the renovated factory once welcomed 500 mostly female workers each
day and is now home to 38 loft studios for professional fine artists. The
nearly 3 year journey to thoughtfully renovate this lovely South End
landmark has resulted in an ideal space for artists to thrive. Contact us
for information about studio rentals. Parking is available in the parking
lot, and along Railroad and Myrtle Avenues. Fully ADA accessible.
NOTE: At Metro Art Studios, the most current local, state, and federal
guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all. Before visiting,
please check our website (metroartstudios.com) for the most up-to-date
information about possible restrictions such as timed entry, limited capacity,
and more. Masks are required for all visitors.


Event: Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

Friday, November 12; 4 pm – 6 pm

Join the artists and owners of Metro Art Studios for the official Grand Opening of Bridgeport’s newest art building! Get a preview of the Books on the Verge exhibit in the gallery. Hear about the journey to sensitively renovate a historic corset factory into modern artist studios. Celebrate the renaissance of Bridgeport’s South End neighborhood.

Event: Open Studios

Saturday, November 13; 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 14; 10 am to 5 pm

Come see some of your favorite Bridgeport artists in their new home at Metro Art Studios – nearly 40 fine artists working in a wide variety of disciplines, from drawing to painting, sculpture to jewelry, printmaking to photography, and much more. View the work in the environment in which it is created, talk to the artists about their inspiration, techniques, and processes, and find art to buy, collect, gift, and display!

Event: Books on the Verge Art Exhibit

Saturday, November 13; 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 14; 10 am to 5 pm

Regular Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 pm to 4 pm

Books on the Verge is a survey of book art made by 23 artists residing in New England that has been curated by Chris Perry. It is but a small sampling of the variety of work that is being produced by artists around the world today. On Saturday, several of the artists in the exhibit will be speaking about their work, methods, and inspiration. Check the Metro Art Studios website for specific artists and times (metroartstudios.com)

Event: Invitational Artist Kristen Ambrosi

Friday, November 12; 10 am – 6pm
Saturday, November 13; 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 14; 10 am to 5 pm

Kristen Ambrosi’s intuitive abstractions are characterized by juxtaposed hues and linear marks alongside softer masses. Embracing integration, aesthetics, beauty, and balance, these harmonious canvases reflect the richness of human experience communicated through color and form. View Kristen’s work outside the gallery at Metro on the first floor.

Event: Pop-up Artist Benjamin Casiano

Friday, November 12; 4:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 13; 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 14; 10 am to 5 pm

Benjamin Casiano’s distinctive figurative compositions depict the people who inspired him to continue his artistry – teachers, mentors, friends, & family members. His one eye compositions are his trademark & a reflection of his alter-ego. Casiano’s art has been described as pop-cubism, after the early 20th-century style that is defined by its simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and collage. His goal is to create art that viewers have never seen before, to push the envelope of modern aesthetics, one painting at a time.