Bridgeport Art Trail, Nov. 11-14, 2021

City-wide open studio arts celebration weekend

Projection art lights up the night

Bridgeport Art Trail Artists' Party

Thurs 11/11/21, 5:30-9pm

More info here

Thursday Night

Artists' Party

Nov. 11/11/21

The Downtown Artists’ Party kicks off the Bridgeport Art Trail 2021!

Meander and mingle, touring 9 venues. View art exhibits. Enjoy live music and outdoor projections of music videos and visual art. Live music from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at both Read’s ArtSpace (#11) and the Arcade Mall (#20).

Two outdoor projection sites are on the corner of Broad Street and Cannon Street near the Arcade Mall (#20) and at the corner of Main Street and Golden Hill Street near Berlinetta Brewing. (The numbers relate to the numbered listings in the Bpt Art Trail program book.)

Executive Director of City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail explains, “I got the idea to do projection art and add luminaries after going to Signal Light Festival in Prague. Even a small treatment of light makes a big difference to activate a space.” This year’s popular art party is designed as an indoor/outdoor meander and mingle to accommodate Covid 19 best practices. Face masks will be required indoors.

Read more about the Downtown Thursday sites and other BAT activities over the 4-day weekend.


Thank you to lead sponsor Fairfield County's Community Foundation,

Karen Brown, Vice President of Prorams at FCCF

explains why it is important to support the Bridgeport Art Trail.

Hear Karen Brown.

Autumn is open-studio season in the CT/NY region and the Bridgeport Art Trail is back, live and in person. From Thurs 11/11- Sun 11/14, visitors can discover art city-wide, touring 5 open studios sites and arts venues from galleries to theatres. Art trail-trekkers are guaranteed to enjoy a range of cultural arts experiences all weekend long, including the super-sized drawings of Rick Shaefer using imagery rooted in centuries of Western art history, to the art and folkloric storytelling of Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Ricardo Reyes’ Latin/Bluegrass fusion called LatinAmericaNa, and poetry with Shanna Melton.

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The 2021 theme is “Re-invention and Discovery”, see how artists have interpreted the theme, from large-scale outdoor projection to a musical performance by world renown Ken Butler, riffing on his one- of-a kind string instrument/constructions made from discarded objects. Called the Jimi Hendrix of trash, Butler has performed on TV and Lincoln Ctr. His musical constructions will be on view at Ursa Gallery. Ken’s performance closes out the BAT weekend on Sun at the Bijou Theatre. For more info


The Bridgeport Art Trail is sort of a local arts community home-coming weekend, 2021 marks Bridgeport Art Trail (BAT) 13th year, with a full calendar of art, music, performance, spoken word, film and more. The 2021 BAT theme is “Discovery and Re-invention.” See the full program book of the rich and unusual activities taking place over the 4-day weekend. See program book.


City-wide open studios arts celebration weekend

5 artists' studio spaces

Open house on Sat & Sun 11/12 &14

See info here.

Metro Art Studio Ribbon Cutting

during the Bridgeport Art Trail,

Fri 11/12/21, 4-6 pm

345 Railroad Ave, South End Bpt CT

Tour arts venues city-wide

See Bridgeport Art Trail highlights here.

See Bridgeport art on NBC TV News 4,

Latinissimo exhibit at City Lights

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It's Complicated exhibit opens at City Lights gallery

for the Bridgeport Art Trail, Th 11/11/21

“It’s Complicated“

Group exhibit at City Lights Gallery Nov 11- Jan 8, 2022.

265 Golden Hill St Bridgeport CT

Exhibiting artists: Maralyn Adlin, Carlos Bautista Biernnay, Claude Desir Jr, Dan Makara, Marcella Kurkowski, Tunde Odunlade, Mark Rich, Gerald Saladyga, Isabella Saraceni, Roxanne Faber Savage, Scott Schuldt, Joan Wheeler

Curated by Suzanne Kachmar

Fiber art, paintings, drawing and assemblage in this exhibit contain contradictory, ambiguous content with complex imagery and compositions. Although materials and techniques vary, all artists in this exhibit practice the sincere process of artmaking, combining automatism, criticism, and plan.

This exhibit encourages the viewer to spend time with complexity and uncertainty and find meaning from the personal interaction with the art.

The show is designed to encourage that we maintain an open mind and an open heart.

Art above by Mark Rich, below Maralyn Adlin

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