I first got to know the World Artists Network when their president, Valeria Garrido Bisceglia, gave a beautifully constructed series on art criticism at the Black Rock Library. I’ve seen her now and again, ever since, usually setting up or breaking down tables at an art fair or similar event. Now, I’m happy to see that WAN has a place to put down some furniture that won’t have to be folded up and carted away at the end of the day.
I hope to be there when they celebrate their grand opening at the historic Arcade Mall in downtown Bridgeport. Open by appointment or for special events, WAN’s storefront will give life to the downtown space.
The grand opening starts 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 with an exhibit that will be up until April 11.