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NEST Arts Factory



Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 5:00pm-9:00pm



Join our Nest Arts Factory community with a celebration of Earth Day featuring visual art from local creatives, live music, film screenings and a cocktail reception! 

Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available plus free street parking!

Suggested Donation of $10 will be accepted.

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NEST Open Studios


Open Studios, art sale, hands-on activities, great family fun! The NEST Arts Factory is the longest-running working artists studio in Bridgeport, marking over 30 years. Meet the artists, tour their studios, and experience the variety of art and music created in this working studio space. The weekend program offers several hands-on, interactive programs; many are great family-fun activities. Artists’ work of all sizes and materials will be on sale, just in time for the holidays. Also view the work of guest artists, including the Black Rock Art Guild #36, the Bridgeport Portrait Project, and artists in the exhibit “Reconstructed/Deconstructed Still Lifes.” Activities taking place throughout the NEST include busker-style music, hands-on art activities like aromatherapy, mosaic, demos of the ‘lamp work’ technique of glass-blowing, and screenings from the Bridgeport Film Fest #28.

Artists of the NEST

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Guest Artists

Vic Mulaire

Nest Executive Director


Lori Bloom, #32/33

Mixed media/paper flower artist /

Instagram @bloomingcolorsart


Gussie Bradford, #24


Bridgeport Film Fest, #31A

Jason A. Coombs, Artistic Director

Filmmaker, Writer, Photography

Elisha Brockenberry, #6

Garment Specialist & Community Organizer

Instagram @righteouspath.2002


John Carnright, #2

Mixed Media Photo Chemical


Marcella Kurowski-Cavaliere (Looketha), #35

Visual artist, Painter, Sculptor


Quinn Costantini, #25

Multi Media Artist

Kat Evans, #30

Abstract Painter

Francine Fanali, #29

Painter / Sculptor


Jane Gilman Fleischner, #23

Painter, Prints, Pen & Ink

Instagram: @JaneGilmanFleischner

Robert Foley, #22



Kerry Gale, #5

Murals/painting / Instagram @kerrygale_ @hellofloraco


Carolina Guimarey, #22

Contemporary Fine Artist


Jimmi Glass, #8

Glassblower / Lampworker

Instagram @strive_glass


Kat Jetson, #25A

Mosaics, Enamel Pins, Stained Glass, Commission

Suzanne Kachmar, #15

Painter / Curator


Rebecca Kaplan-Stone, #12



Igor Kuznetsov, #28

Jewelry Designer, Goldsmith & Writer

Instagram @igorkuznetsovdesigns


Luis Lopez, #31

Painting / Murals/ Photography / Graphic Design

Instagram @luis_lopez_art


Sabrina Lewis, $7



Eliana Mesa, #21


Instagram @ellie_messsa


Trish Monahan, #1



Caitlin O’Brien, #27

Oil Paint, Mixed Media, Paper Arts 


Rick Reyes, #39

Latin World Musician

Instagram @rickreyesmusic

Laurie Rivera, #18

Jewelry Artist

Instagram @azizidesignsjewelry


Ray Rivera, #31



Sharon Smalls, #34B

Mixed Media Artist

Instagram @smallsdesign

Linda Smith, #34A

Mixed Media Artist

Instagram @Laughing_linda


Kristopher Studebaker, #4


Instagram @Krisstudebaker

Swamp Hogs Musicians Catfish

Instagram @swamp.hogs /

Black Rock Art Guild #36 

the Bridgeport Portrait Project 

Artists in the exhibit:

“Reconstructed/Deconstructed Still Lifes.”

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