Downtown Bridgeport’s City Lights Gallery has a new exhibit with a really compelling story line. This is from their latest posting:
In the late 70’s a small group of artitsts moved into downtown Bridgeport . Originally at the Allied Elevator building on Connecticut Avenue, they settled on the 4th floor of 170 Elm St . They called themselves Allied Painters and Sculptors. Next arrived Milestone Graphics and Open Studios. Various artists, patrons, visitors, students and art enthsusiasts visited and worked there. At one time the variety of medium, technique and style ranged from drawing, photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking and commercial art.
If the walls could talk the tales would not be unlike those of other artists working and in some cases living in raw and drafty artists’ lofts that provide alot of space and light. Eventually the entire building was filled with people making and appreciating art. In this photo a core group posed for an invitation to a Holiday Open House. City Lights and Co. will feature the artists of 170 Elm St. in an exhibit running May 26 to July 2.