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UPCOMING EVENTS!

The Haitian Artist Guild Art Exhibition
Sunday, April 21, 2023 | 4:00pm-8:30pm

Join us for a vibrant celebration of Haitian Heritage Month and Haitian arts/culture at the Nest Arts Factory! 

 

Enjoy an evening of art, culture and live music!


🅿️ Free street parking available
💰 Donations accepted for musicians
🎟️ Event entry is otherwise FREE!

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3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 21, 2023 | 4:00pm-8:30pm

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Join our Nest Arts Factory community with ou 3rd annual celebration of Earth Day featuring open studios, 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.

Don't miss an unforgettable performance by jazz singer, Melissa Newman and a celebration of artist John Carnright!

Plus we will close out the evening with the east coast premiere of the environmental documentary film "The Last Resort" directed and produced by Mike Fleischner who will complete a post screening Q+A!

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Reggae, Arts, Poetry & Pop Up Music 

a celebration of Black History Month

Sunday, February 25, 2024 | 4:00pm-8:00pm

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Join us for a vibrant celebration of Black History Month at the Nest Arts Factory! 

Indulge in an afternoon of reggae art, live poetry, and pop-up music on Sunday, February 25th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. hosted by Imasiah from WPKN Radio! Immerse yourself in multiple performances, captivating live poetry readings, and a mesmerizing extravaganza of art and culture honoring Black History Month.


🅿️ Free street parking available
💰 Donations accepted for musicians
🎟️ Event entry is otherwise FREE!

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Black Art in America 

a non-restrictive history of Black Art in Bridgeport and Beyond

Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 4:00pm-8:00pm

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Join our Nest Arts Factory community for a non-restrictive history of Black Art in Bridgeport and Beyond. Featuring an evening celebration with  visual art from local creatives, live music, local vendors, film screenings and a cocktail reception! 

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

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Artists Include:


Danielle Jea
Wesner Bernadel
Alicia Cobb
Majestic Paul [@majestik_99]
Nicole Paul [@unicole_artistry]
Lance Edward Jr [@earthlyhue]
Sharon
 Smalls [@smallsdesign]
Elisha Brockenberry
Jean Benoit
Will Corprew

Performers Include:

Mambo Rose
Imusiah
Luke Rodney


Vendors Include:

Gus Bradford
Laurie Rivera [@azizidesignsjewelry]
Park City Harvest [@park.city.harvest.llc]

Film Screening Include:

​"IT WAS ALL A DREAM” [23:19]
directed by Aidan Un

produced by Laneshe Miller-White [Bridgeport Native]

Screening at 7pm | Community Room
 

Follow West Philly based theatre company Theatre in the X

on their journey to present the hit musical Dreamgirls in

a whole new way.

Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available

plus free street parking!

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art by Sharon Smalls

art by Nicole Grant Paul

art by Jean Benoit

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Earth Day Celebration

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

SAVE THE DATE!

 

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

COMING SPRING 2023!

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.

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Artists of the NEST

Vic Mulaire

Nest Executive Director

nestbpt@gmail.com

 

Lori Bloom, #32/33

Mixed media/paper flower artist bloomingcolorsart.com / blooml@hotmail.com

Instagram @bloomingcolorsart

 

Gussie Bradford, #24

Crafts

gussie.bradford@gmail.com

Bridgeport Film Fest, #31A

Jason A. Coombs, Artistic Director

Filmmaker, Writer, Photography

info@BridgeportFilmFest.org

www.bridgeportfilmfest.org

Elisha Brockenberry, #6

Garment Specialist & Community Organizer

righteouspath2002@gmail.com www.righteouspath2002.life

Instagram @righteouspath.2002

 

John Carnright, #2

Mixed Media Photo Chemical primitivefuturisms.com

Will Corprew, #1

Painter, Designer

Instagram: @80byDesign

Quinn Costantini, #25

Multi Media Artist

quinncostantini@gmail.com

Kat Evans, #30

Abstract Painter

kevansart.com

Francine Fanali, #29

Painter / Sculptor

francinefanali.com

 

Jane Gilman Fleischner, #23

Painter, Prints, Pen & Ink

Instagram: @JaneGilmanFleischner

Robert Foley, #22

Musician

bportnow@gmail.com

 

Kerry Gale, #5

Murals/painting

kerrygale.com / hellofloraco.com Instagram @kerrygale_ @hellofloraco

 

Carolina Guimarey, #22

Contemporary Fine Artist

carolinaguimarey.com

 

Jimmi Glass, #8

Glassblower / Lampworker

Instagram @strive_glass

 

Kat Jetson, #25A

Mosaics, Enamel Pins, Stained Glass, Commission

marvelousmrsmosaic.com/

Guest Artists

Suzanne Kachmar, #15

Painter / Curator

clgallerybpt@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Kaplan-Stone, #12

Printmaker

kaplan.rebecca.j@gmail.com

 

Igor Kuznetsov, #28

Jewelry Designer, Goldsmith & Writer

Instagram: @igorkuznetsovdesigns

 

Luis Lopez, #31

Painting / Murals/ Photography / Graphic Design

Instagram: @luis_lopez_art

 

Sabrina Lewis, #7

Music

sabrinamlew@gmail.com

Brett Masterson, #32

Abstract Artist, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Upcylcer

Instagram: @Brett.Masterson.Art

freshacrylics.com 

 

Eliana Mesa, #21

Painter

Instagram: @ellie_messsa

 

Trish Monahan, #1

Painter

trishmonahan.com

 

Caitlin O’Brien, #27

Oil Paint, Mixed Media, Paper Arts

CaitlinOBrien13@gmail.com 

 

Rick Reyes, #39

Latin World Musician

Instagram @rickreyesmusic

Laurie Rivera, #18

Jewelry Artist

azizidesigns.com

Instagram @azizidesignsjewelry

 

Sharon Smalls, #34B

Mixed Media Artist

Instagram @smallsdesign

Linda Smith, #34A

Mixed Media Artist

LindaCSmith.com

Instagram @Laughing_linda

 

Kristopher Studebaker, #4

Musician

Kris.studebaker@gmail.com

Instagram @Krisstudebaker

Swamp Hogs Musicians Catfish

Instagram @swamp.hogs / bcaseyksc@gmail.com

Diane Tate, #2A

Painter

DianeTate.com 

Black Rock Art Guild #36 

the Bridgeport Portrait Project 

Artists in the exhibit:

“Reconstructed/Deconstructed Still Lifes.”

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