ArtPlace Gallery

70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824.

(203) 292-8328. A cooperative gallery created and run by professional and emerging artists from the surrounding region showing works in a broad range of mediums and subject matter. The monthly schedule features individual artists or group shows. Artist's talks, guest lectures, as well as music and dance performances a highlight. Thurs. - Sat. 12 - 4, Sun. 2-5, or by appt. 

Carriage Barn Arts Center

681 South St., New Canaan, CT 06840.

(203) 972-1895. Gallery located in a 19 c. stonebarn on the grounds of a former estate. The Center hosts several annual art exhibits including two major juried events and curated exhibitions of member and invited artists. Art workshops for adults and children, lectures, and live musical performances. Tues.,Wed. – Sat. 10-3, Sun. 1-5. Free.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850.

(I-95 Ex. 14 N/ Ex. 15 S) (203) 899-7999. Located in the Lockwood-Mathews 19th century carriage house, CCP was established to support and encourage emerging and professional artists in the creation of original prints and to educate the community in the appreciation of prints and printmaking. CCP offers both traditional techniques as well as modern technologies. Tues.-Sun.  9-5 

City Lights Gallery

37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

 (203) 334-7748. Gallery presents local, regional and emerging artists and hosts a myriad of events, such as art classes for children and adults, portrait and figure open sketch and painting groups, movie screenings, poetry nights, artists social events and opening receptions, concerts, chess workshops, dance performances, play readings and changing exhibits of contemporary art and fine crafts. Frame Shop on premises. Gallery available for private and corporate rentals. Wed. - Fri. 11 - 5, Sat. noon - 4, or by appt.

Coastal Arts Guild of CT

Stratford, CT 06615.

Organization to support and foster the growth of the arts and cultural experiences in all media and disciplines in and around the Stratford area. The Guild organizes four art shows a year including Artists and Artisans in Paradise that takes place in Stratford.

Franklin Street Works

41 Franklin St., Stamford, CT 06901.

(203) 595-5211. A new, not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social gathering place in Stamford, CT. We produce original on-site and off-site exhibitions, screenings, lectures, artist projects, and related programming, while embracing innovative practices, a DIY attitude, and an inclusive workshop approach.

Greenwich Arts Council - Bendheim Gallery

299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.

 (203) 862-6750. The Greenwich Arts Council presents shows of regional and local artists in various mediums including several juried shows. Hosts several popular annual events including: Kite Flying Festival (April), Art to the Avenue (May), Sand Blast (July), and Book Festival (Nov.). Classes and Summer Music Series offered. Mon.- Fri. 10-5, Sat. & Sun. noon- 4. 

Rowayton Arts Center

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853.

(203) 866-2744. Located on the banks of the Five Mile River, is a non-profit organization with more than 400 members. RAC annually spotlights artwork in all media during monthly exhibitions and shows plus a Holiday Gift Show. Admission to exhibitions and opening receptions is free. Throughout the year, adults and youth can explore their artistic talents during classes and workshops in the RAC Art School's well-equipped upstairs studio and at outdoor locations. Activities also include lectures and demonstrations by outstanding professional artists, musical performances and special events. Tues. - Sat. noon - 5, Sun. 1 – 4. Closed Sun. and Mon. in Jan.-Mar.

Silvermine Guild Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840.

(203) 966-9700. Artists have been drawn to Silvermine since visionary sculptor Solon Borglum moved here in 1908 and established it as a place for artists to gather. Today, the Silvermine Arts Center is comprised of a Guild of over 300 professional artists, award winning galleries presenting new exhibitions every six weeks and sponsoring prestigious regional and national competitions; a gift shop; a School of Art providing a wide range of classes for all ages and levels and public programs. Silvermine is the preeminent visual arts center in Fairfield County.

The Stamford Art Association

39 Franklin St., Stamford, CT 06901.

(203) 325-1139. The elegant townhouse gallery holds eight consecutive shows each year, six of which are juried exhibits, with prominent jurors from art schools, galleries, institutions in New York and surrounding areas. Seven of the exhibits include cash prizes. Thurs. & Fri. 11 - 3, Sat. & Sun. Noon –3.