The Nest Arts Factory

1720 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-690-1335
nestbpt@gmail.com
nestartsfactory.com
Facebook/Instagram: /nestartsfactory

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Welcome to the NEST Arts Factory, the long-standing cornerstone of the West Side arts scene. Established over 30 years ago, the NEST is located in a historic piano factory. It serves as the artistic home for over 30 artists and musicians. From glass blowing and abstract painting to landscapes and mixed media, the NEST has welcomed several new artists to its creative community. Come and discover what’s new at the NEST! During the annual Bridgeport Art Trail, the artists and musicians of the NEST will host open studios and a gallery show. Visitors are invited to stop by, ask questions, and see/hear how the art is created. In addition, there will be live music, art demonstrations, and much more. Free onsite and street parking is available.


Event: NEST Open Studios & Art Sale

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 5 pm

Meet the NEST artists, tour their studios, and experience the variety of art and music created in this collaborative space. Work of all sizes for sale, just in time for the holidays.

Detail, art of Eliana Mesa

Event: Secret World of Honey

Saturday, November 13; 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A sensory journey into the secret world of honey. Learn how to taste five varietal honeys like a sommelier. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP via nestartsfactory.com/ to reserve your spot.

Event: Glass Blowing

Saturday, November 13; 1 pm – 3 pm

Have you ever seen melted glass transform into art? Experience a live demonstration of the lampwork style of glassblowing by strive_glass.

Event: Djeli Village, Storytelling with Puppets

Saturday, November 13; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Iyaba Ibo Mandingo and his troupe of puppets take us back to ancient Afrika, to the tradition of oral history. When the Djeli or Griot (story teller) traveled from village to village, telling the tales and folklore passed down from generation to generation.

Event: P-ART-Y at the NEST and Latina Americana, Latin/Bluegrass fusion

Saturday, November 13; 4 pm – 6 pm

Latin American, Rick Reyes, Latin Folk and Blue Grass Fusion at the NEST Arts Factory

View a building full of art. Enjoy live music by the Latin Americana ensemble with Rick Reyes, Dick Neal and friends with reception bites and drinks.

Event: Event: Belly Dancing Demo

Sunday, November 14; 1 pm – 2 pm

Camilla Pina Belly dancing, Bridgeoort Art Trail, NEST Arts Factory

Prepare to rock the casbah! Experience the ancient art of belly dancing. Demonstration will be led by Camila Pina in the NEST Community Room. All ages welcome.


Event: Gallery Talk with Mercedes Arensberg

Sunday, November 14; 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Local art and art history teacher Mercedes Arensberg, who is also a practicing artist, will be sharing her insight and passion for art at the NEST. Come join her for a thought-provoking gallery talk regarding the work on exhibit for the Art Trail. Open to all ages.

Event: Pop-up Jewelry Boutique

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 5 pm

Local art and art history teacher Mercedes Arensberg, who is also a practicing artist, will be sharing her insight and passion for art at the NEST. Come join her for a thought-provoking gallery talk regarding the work on exhibit for the Art Trail. Open to all ages.

Event: Colorful Collages… Just for Kids

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 1 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 1 pm

Calling all kids… Learn about artist Henri Matisse, see his colorful paper collages, and then create your own collage to take home. (Please note, this is not a drop-off event.)

Event: Black Rock Art Guild Members’ Art Exhibit

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 5 pm

Over 15 artist members of the Black Rock Art Guild will be exhibiting work in a variety of media. Light refreshments will be served, free and open to the public. Exhibiting artists include: Donna Osterby Brien, Harold Davis, Linda Downey, Julie Fatherley, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Gibbs, Geri Gould, Rita Daley Hannafin, Pat Jenkins, Noah Laurent, Barbara Loss, Judy Noel, Ada Van Duyn, Lee Walther, Bruce Williams

Event: Bridgeport Film Fest-Curator’s Choice: A Series of Short Films and Music Videos

Saturday, November 13; 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm (doors open at 3 pm)
Sunday, November 14; 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm (doors open at 3 pm)

Briidgeooort Art Trail Bridgeport Fiilm Fest Jason Adrian Hason Coombs Director's Choice

This film series will feature local filmmakers and musicians from the the Connecticut area sharing their original work that represents the Bridgeport Art Trail themes of It’s Complicated and Rediscovery and Reinvention. This free event is curated by Jason A. Coombs, the Producing Artistic Director of the Bridgeport Film Fest. The Bridgeport Film Fest is making “philanthropy through film” a priority in Bridgeport, CT. This nonprofit initiative is dedicated to the discovery, championing, and development of independent filmmakers and audiences. Through various programming, the festival seeks to showcase, guide, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the Bridgeport community and beyond. Find out more about the Bridgeport Film Fest at bridgeportfilmfest.org, or on Instagram or Facebook /bridgeportfilmfest. Contact at bptfilmfest@gmail.com