Open Studios - November 9 & 10, 2019
Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios
Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 10 from 10 am to 5 pm
Visit the artists of the NEST and see lots of new and exciting artworks in the studios, the gallery, and all of the hallways! There will be art, art supplies, decorative items, and furniture for sale at excellent prices. It's the perfect time to start your holiday shopping.
10 x 10 Exhibit
Celebrate and support the arts in Bridgeport with the annual NEST Arts Factory fundraiser. All works are 10” square and all are $100 each. Start or add to your art collection! This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase work that is worth well more than $100 while helping both the exhibiting artists and the NEST Arts Factory during this unique fundraiser. Come early for the best selection!
NEST Associate Member Exhibit
The Associate Members of the NEST Arts Factory are exhibiting new works in a wide variety of media.
Moveable Concert with Rick Reyes
Saturday, November 9 from 2-4 pm
Join songwriter and musician Rick Reyes and his small band for a unique experience as they wander the NEST and play new and old favorite songs in the studio spaces. The acoustics of the high-ceilinged spaces, and vibrant and varied artwork displayed in the studio adds original flavor to this one-of-a-kind, meandering concert.
Live Painting Demonstrations with Alicia Cobb
Live Body Painting Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm
Live Canvas Painting Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm
Raffle of fine body art prints ($250 value) with all proceeds to benefit the NEST Arts Factory. Prints and small works available for sale both days.
Sunday Art Brunch
Sunday, November 10 from 10 am to 12 pm
A fabulous way to start the day on Sunday – art and food! Join us for a delicious artist brunch. Hang out with the artists of the NEST Arts Factory and discuss art, life, creativity, and more while sampling tasty treats in a classic art salon style gathering. $5 suggested donation per person. Enjoy the sounds of the big band era and classic rock and roll with John Cloonan and vocalist Dawn Ricciardi live during the brunch.
The Art of Honey – A Sensory Tasting Experience
Saturday, November 9 from 2 pm to 2:30 pm
Did you know that honey can look and taste differently depending on the types of flowers a honeybee visits? Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey will guide a honey tasting, where guests will taste 5 different honeys and learn how to match the flavors to the flowers they were made from. $5 suggested donation to benefit the NEST Arts Factory. Marina is also exhibiting her foraged nature curio boxes from her new series Saving Endangered Nature.
Art Trail Postcard Project
The artists of Bridgeport have created original works of art as the perfect souvenir of the Art Trail experience! All work is 4” x 6” and just $30 each. All proceeds benefit City Lights arts education programs and next year’s Art Trail. Show your support and get a great little piece of art!
PLEASE NOTE: Parking for events is available on either side of the street (Fairfield Avenue) or in the adjacent parking lot.