Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios

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The Nest Arts Factory Events for Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios

1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport is an artists’ colony with hundreds of artists exhibiting throughout the city during the second weekend of November. It’s going to be a fun and busy weekend at The Nest and in my studio (#18)! We have activities scheduled from Friday, November 10 through Sunday November 12.


Friday, 5 – 8pm

In hopes of good weather, Sean mixes up Dark & Stormies. Enjoy music, art and this highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer. Non-alcoholic versions too!

All Weekend

Enjoy 20% off all of my neckpieces – found object neck art, sterling silver necklaces and driftwood chokers.

Saturday & Sunday

It is all about the wine and cheese! And spectacular Italian lemon soda, plus Open Studios, Art Demonstrations and more all around The Nest complex…Open Studios

Friday 5 – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am- 5 pm

Tour the studios and meet over three dozen artists and musicians. Also check out our annual fundraising 10 x 10 Exhibit. All work is 10” square and $100—a great way to start or add to your art collection! Plus, check out The Nest Associate Members Exhibit, including paintings, prints, mixed media, and photography.

Artists’ Talk with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

On Friday night, join the conversation in the studios of featured artists Carlos Davila, Lauren Rago, and Rick Shaefer, who were all selected to exhibit in the Art of the Northeast juried exhibit at Silvermine Art Galleries. Don’t miss this rare behind-the-scenes perspective as they discuss their art in the spaces where the work is made.

Saturday Art Demonstrations

On Saturday, from Saturday 12 -3pm, see Art Demonstrations: Portrait Painting with Denis Dalesio, Natural Living with Coconuts with Gussie Bradford, Color Mixing with Denise Susalka, and Stenciling Techniques with Susan Taylor Murray.

The Helping Hands of Contemporary Art

On Saturday from 6:30 – 7:30pm, enjoy The Helping Hands of Contemporary Art, a documentary following the production of three collaborative works from conception to completion.

Art Brunch

Join the artists of the NEST for a Mexican-themed brunch on Sunday from 10am – 12. Sample tasty treats while discussing art, life, and creativity in a salon-style setting. $5 suggested donation. Enjoy the sounds of the big band era and classic rock and roll during the artist brunch, acoustic guitar with John Cloonan.

Drumming Circle

Sunday 1:00 – 2:00pm

Discover the power of creativity and community in this creative Drumming Circle workshop with Asher Delerme. No experience necessary, instruments provided.

Sunday Art Demonstrations

Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Mystical Mandalas with Barbara Dierolf, Thread Sketch Contour Drawing with Jane Davila, and Upcycled Paper Beads with Christina Blais.

Rick Reyes: Live at the NEST

On Sunday, from Sunday 5:00 – 6:00 pm enjoy Rick Reyes in a performance of Latin music, infused with his unique blend of Caribbean, jazz, and rock influences.

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