URSA Gallery

Visit new website for BAT 2023

Arcade Mall
1001 Main Street, Suite 23, Bridgeport CT 06604
718.431.4567 / cris@ursa.gallery
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From Brooklyn to Bridgeport. URSA is an experiential gallery showcasing modern art and design. URSA is founded by Bridgeport-based artist Cris Dam and is conceived in collaboration with architect Dustin Malstrom. Ursa presents three exhibits in the Arcade and another at Ursa Minor #17, 245 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport.

Event: Drawings After Dark Reception
Thursday, November 10; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join us for an adventure in the dark! Explore URSA’s main gallery by torchlight and discover hundreds of wonderful works hidden within its walls. Experience visual art like never before, as the curator at Ursa Gallery describes, seen in the dark with a torch light (LED flashlight)

Drawing Adfter Dark, Ursa Gallery Bridgeport Art Trail

Event: Three Art Exhibits – Drawings After Dark, Facade, and Ursa Group Show
Thursday, November 10; 6 pm to 9 pm, Friday, November 11; 12 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, November 12; 12 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, November 13: by appointment

Bringing it Downtown group exhibit
Artists include Thalia Hernandez, Michael J Clocks, Frank F Post, Looketha, Jeff Ostergen, and Eddy Hall.

Future Home of Lorca Coffee Roaster
245 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604
This site is under construction for the new home of Lorca Coffee Roasters
Proprietor: Cris Dam of Ursa Gallery 718.431.4567 / cris@ursa.gallery

Art is born of creativity and process. Experience the process of Cris Dam—artist, visionary, entrepreneur—as he brews up a new venue of art and coffee, transforming a downtown building that has been dormant for years into Lorca Coffee Roasters (opening spring 2023). Lorca Coffee Bar in Stamford, run by Cris’s sister, has been celebrated as the best coffee in the state of Connecticut by the Huffington Post. Visitors
can experience this unique phase of transition, from raw space to premier venue. Location for Saturday evening Ursa event is subject to change.

Event: Cris Dam and Invited Artists Exhibit
Thursday, November 10; 6 pm to 9 pm or by appointment 
Friday, November 11; by appointment
Saturday, November 12; Exhibit Party 12 pm to 8 pm
Explore the mind of artist and curator Cris Dam during this inaugural exhibit. His works create magical worlds using lights, bold shapes, and various fun creatures. His signature art combines painting and light creating a dynamic ambiance for this raw space undergoing the process of renovation.

Misfits at Pogos 1980's, Bridgeport Art Trail 2022

Throwback to Bridgeport Grunge and 1980’s Punk Rock Scene
Ursa Minor inspires the BAT to reawaken Bridgeport’s creative grunge energy that thrived on Bijou Square. The BAT hosts a line-up of Punk music, fondly remembering the days of Pogo’s bar, in the 1980’s. Decades before the Bijou Square development, this downtown Fairfield Ave strip was a perfect stop for many of the contemporary Punk bands and their audience.

Event: Exhibit Reception and Punk Music
Saturday, November 12; 8 pm to 11 pm
The Sonic Superchargers 66 and friends, with some band members heralding back to the Pogo’s years, resurrect the cutting-edge energy, that rattled the walls, and our ear drums 40 yrs ago.

Pogo's Fairfield Ave Downtown Bridgeport CT, Bridgeport Art Trail

What came first, the Pogo’s or the Punk?
Why the name Pogo’s? There are 2 possible reasons, it could be from the Punk dance of the same name. Another is from the long-running syndicated Pogo comic strip which satirized politics and current events,
created by Bridgeport’s cartoonist Walt Kelly.