You may or may not realize, but Fairfield, Connecticut places high importance on art - artwork, art museums and art organizations. It is a large part of the community's culture and to emphasize the impact it has had on the Fairfield Community, First Selectman Flatto and the Town have officially declared June to be "Fairfield Arts Month."
To help you get in the spirit of things, here are just a few ways that Fairfield embraces art. It really is all around us here in Fairfield...
The Fairfield Museum and History Center
Seven years in the making, this state of the art museum only recently opened in 2007 after years and years of dedication and hard work from the Fairfield Historical Society. Three gallery spaces, a special collection library and reading room, a family education center and an 80 seat theater now have come together to create this not-for-profit educational facility. If you are looking for a visually enticing art show, check out "Images," the Second Annual Fairfield Museum Photography Exhibition. It ends June 6th so it's the perfect activity to do this weekend before it is gone.
Fairfield Arts Council
If you're looking to get involved in the community more, and have a passion for art, then the Fairfield Arts Council may be just what you have been looking for. Their mission is to "Advocate for cultural organizations and artists, provide arts related information, sponsor art exhibits, and provide a visitor center."
Meeting Place: 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824
Meeting Days: 10:00 - 4:00 Tuesdays - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 Saturday
Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts
When you live only a short distance from three culturally rich universities, it is easy to find art all around. The art collections at Fairfield University are plentiful. From the Lukacs Gallery filled with exhibitions by studio art students to the breathtaking Japanese Garden at Bellarmine Hall, complete with bridges, pools of water, and contemporary garden artwork. Sacred Heart University boasts the Gallery of Contemporary Art as well as a variety of performing art programs.
If you are new to town, or are just thinking about coming in to take a look around at some Fairfield Real Estate, the summer is a great time to do it. Nearby Bridgeport also has some fantastic real estate. Both towns are brimming with culture, but are also easily accessible to the new Metro North Train Station, making them the ideal locations for commuting.
Please don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to show you around.
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