Yet another new art venue is joining the Bridgeport’s creative roster. The first City by the Sea Art Fair is planned for Captain’s Cove Seaport in Black Rock in May 2011.
Join us on May 14–15th for the first annual City by the Sea Art Fair (CSAF). A weekend-long juried art exhibition celebrating the vitality and creativity of our waterfront metropolis, to include live musical performances, samplings of some of our best local fare, and more.
Check back soon for our call to artists and other exciting info!
The Black Rock Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and Black Rock Community Council, as well as Captain’s Cove, are organizing this event.
As already noted here, in November the city will see the birth (after some long, long labor pains I’m sure) of the Center for Public Art and Design at the Read’s building, A gallery opening in a huge space at 305 Knowlton St., a modern retail store called Space that’s the first occupant in Phil Kuchma’s new Bijou Square building, “Windows at the Arcade”, and a sister project that will install art in the “vault” at City Trust, courtesy the fledgling Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council.
I’m also noticing more engagement at the University of Bridgeport, which come to think of it should have become part of the Art Trail. Their Arnold Bernhard Center gallery will be running two exhibits concurrently when its David George show opens Thursday. Denyse Schmidt was a big draw there last Thursday when her reception coincided with the Kinetic Art reception at City Lights and the circus.