News & Updates
The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to announce the new leadership and creative team for the Theater Barn Kids’ program. “These times of forced closing has allowed the RTB to closely examine all aspects of our organization with an eye on our eventual expansion,” says Executive Director Pamme Jones.
The Connecticut Artist Fellowship Program Accepting Applications! CT Office of the Arts | August 3, 2020 The Artist Fellowship program provides recognition and funding support for Connecticut Artists and Creatives to pursue new work and advance...
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold on August 26, 2020 as part of the nationwide Forward Into the Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into the Light.”
The ARTE-accesible (Ar.Teh-Ock.Seh.See.Bleh) grant program supports activities that provide greater access to the arts by all persons with or without disabilities and to all individuals regardless of language.
The Great Hollow Virtual Juried Art Show 2020 (May 15 – June 30, 2020) raised over $1300 for the Great Hollow Nature Preserve. Those funds came from the artists’ participation fees and the customers that bought paintings and photographs. The Great Hollow Photographers Club who sponsored the art show, presented a check to Chad Seewagen, Executive Director of Great Hollow, on July 31, 2020.
The Sherman Library is pleased to present a new show “My Favorite Things” by Lorraine Ryan. From historic barns to landscapes and coastal scenes to the intimate details of a flower in her garden to birds and animals, she uses watercolors and acrylic to recreate life and memories. The paintings will be on display at the Sherman Library from July 31 through September 16, 2020.
Weir Farm Art Alliance, formerly Weir Farm Art Center, recently adopted its new name in support of its updated mission and broadened impact.
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut seeks submissions of various artistic projects or events offered during the national crises
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut seeks submissions of artistic projects or events that reflect
recent national events.
Margaret Gibson, working with the Connecticut Office of the Arts, launched a new website called Connecticut Poets Respond featuring current and past Town Poet Laureates in Connecticut reading their own poems online
The Artist Fellowship program provides recognition and funding support for Connecticut Artists and Creatives to pursue new work and advance their artistic careers
Award-winning playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger has been commissioned to write a play about folk artist Ammi Phillips for Thrown Stone Theatre Company.
With a dozen or more cultural institutions and venues found between the Cass Gilbert Fountain and Ballard Park, Ridgefield is considering applying to the state for a “cultural district” designation designed to promote economic development by raising awareness of the town’s many and varied cultural assets.