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Events at The NEST ARTS FACTORY

DATE: Saturday, November 13 and Sunday November 14, 2021

TIME: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

During the annual Bridgeport Art Trail, the artists and musicians of the NEST will be hosting Open Studios and a Gallery Show. Visitors are invited to stop by, ask questions and see/hear how the art is created. In addition, there will be live music, art demonstrations and much more.  Free onsite and street parking is available.

NEST Open Studios & Art Sale

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday, November 14; 11 am – 5 pm

Meet the NEST artists, tour their studios, and experience the variety of

art and music created in this collaborative space. The artists will have

work of all sizes for sale, just in time for the holidays.

Pop-up Jewelry Boutique

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday, November 14; 11 am – 5 pm

Hand-crafted jewelry, perfect for holiday gift-giving. The NEST boutique will

feature the amazing work of jewelry artists MaryAnn Provey and Amy Bock.

Colorful Collages… Just for Kids

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday, November 14; 11 am – 5 pm

Calling all kids… Learn about artist Henri Matisse, see his colorful paper collages, and then

SPECIAL EVENTS - SATURDAY, 11/13

The Secret World of Honey

Saturday, November 13; 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A sensory journey into the secret world of honey. Learn how to taste five varietal

honeys like a sommelier. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP via redbeehoney@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

 

Glass Blowing

Saturday, November 13; 1 pm – 3 pm

Have you ever seen melted glass transform into art? Experience a live demonstration

of the lampwork style of glassblowing by strive_glass.

 

Djeli Village - Storytelling with Puppets

Saturday, November 13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iyaba Ibo Mandingo and his troupe of Puppets take us back to ancient Afrika, to the

tradition of Oral History. When the Djeli or Griot(story teller) traveled from village to

village, telling the tales and folklore passed down from generation to generation.
 

 

Latin Americana Fusion

Live Concert & Conversation with Rick Reyes

Saturday, November 13; 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a Latin World Music Concert featuring renowned singer-songwriter

Rick Reyes. Experience the universal language of music as Reyes combines the

sounds of Latin Music, Caribbean Folk, African Blend and American Bluegrass.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS - SUNDAY, 11/14

 

Belly Dancing Demo

Sunday, November 14; 1 pm – 2 pm

Prepare to rock the casbah! Experience the ancient art of belly dancing.

Demonstration will be led by Camila Pina in the NEST Community Room.

All ages welcome. 

 

Gallery Talk with Mercedes Arensberg

Sunday, November 14; 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Local art and art history teacher Mercedes Arensberg, who is also a practicing artist,

will be sharing her insight and passion for art at the NEST. Come join her for a thought-provoking gallery talk regarding the work on exhibit for the Art Trail. Open to all ages.

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