Nostalgia On Display at the Maritime Garage Gallery

09/28/2017 to 01/05/2018

10 North Water Stree, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-831-9063.

Favorite memories, reminders, and images of home will be on display as the City of Norwalk Parking Authority's Maritime Garage Gallery presents its new exhibit "Memories of Our Town" this fall. The exhibit will run through January 5, 2018. "Memories Of Our Town," features art in a variety of mediums that represents the unique memories of the place we call home: places, people, sounds, smells, events, etc. that are personally significant to the artist. The gallery is located in the Maritime Garage at 10 North Water Street in Norwalk. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Old Prints, New Life!

01/12/2018 to 01/13/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4 pm. Nancy McTague-Stock invites all of her previous introductory participants to join her for this two day revisit. Brush up on old techniques, learn new techniques, expand on old images or master your craft with Nancy's guidance. Those who haven't taken her class before are welcome to expand on their work or hone in on printing techniques. This open syllabus class is your opportunity to solve problems you may have while printing alone.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Painterly Woodblock Relief Print

01/19/2018 to 01/21/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. Learn to navigate the duality of spontaneous mark marking and precise wood carving while translating loose brush strokes into a woodblock print. Castonguay will guide participants through the process of painting, carving, and printing a 12″ x 12″ image. Students will utilize the "Matisse method" which involves using a long dowel to paint from a distance to achieve the inherent possibilities of gestural drawing. The goal of this workshop is to capture the illusion of immediacy in your woodblock print. Each stroke will be meticulously carved in order to prepare the painted image for printing. Castonguay will teach proper tool use and maintenance as well as block preparation and print registration.

Westport Arts Center -Concert


51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8 p.m.: Julliard String Quartet, one of America's pre-eminent string quartets, will perform a program centered on Beethoven masterworks and the modern Scottish composer James MacMillan.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Silkscreen Monotype


299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. Participants in this unique workshop will be introduced to the versatile world of monotypes utilizing a screenprint mesh as the surface to work on. Using watercolor paints and water-soluble crayons, you can create draw­ings and paintings with a freeness and spontaneity unlike other monotype techniques. In the process, learn basic screenprinting techniques such as registration, color blends and the ability to print on a variety of surfaces. Essentially non-toxic and accessible to novices and advanced printmakers.

Norwalk Symphony 6th Annual Young Artists Festival

01/27/2018 to 01/28/2018

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

Watch young artists compete. Check website for complete details.

Westport Historical Society Sunday Film Festival at Westport Historical Society


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

4-6 pm The Stepford Wives (1975) Filmed primarily in Darien, Westport, and Fairfield the premise involves the married men of the fictional town of Stepford, Connecticut and their beautiful, mindless and submissive wives, in 2007 Levin said that he based the town of Stepford on Wilton, Connecticut, where he had lived. It was nominated in 1975 Best Science Fiction film by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror films and Katherine Ross as Best Actress.

Taste of Fairfield - Winter Goodness


500 Algonquin Road, Fairfield, CT

Noon - 3 pm. Taste of Fairfield - Winter Goodness brings together restaurants, markets, vintners, distillers, brewers, and the people to enjoy it all. The focus on this winter edition is comfort food, party food, and food you'd serve at a Super Bowl party. There will be music, fun, and roving entertainment. The venue is the lavish Brooklawn Country Club, offering a great, warm indoor space, with plenty of parking and elbow room.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Chine Collé and Collage Integration

01/29/2018 to 02/01/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. This four day workshop will allow participants of all levels to develop prints through additive and reductive collage techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gather their own source materials including existing prints that can be repurposed with chine-collé. Experimentation with embossment and painterly processes like trace monotypes and transfers will be used to interpret more direct collage methods. Demonstrations will address selection of papers, preparation of inks, glues and how to apply them.