Camp Aldrich Registration is Now Open

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.   Each week, campers will be guided through art-making workshops and activities led by a professional, practicing artist and our dedicated team of camp counselors. Weeks are tailored to specific age groups for the ultimate creative learning environment. Each session culminates in a celebration for family and friends on Friday evenings, displaying works of art that the campers developed throughout the week. Week 1: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 Grades 1 to 3 Week 2: Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 Grades 1 to 3 Week 3: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 Grades 4 to 6 For more information

$435 – $480

Mary Sully: Native Modern at The Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

July 18, 2024–January 12, 2025 Mary Sully—born Susan Mabel Deloria on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota—was a little-known, reclusive Yankton Dakota artist who, between the 1920s and 1940s, created highly distinctive work informed by her Native American and settler ancestry. This first solo exhibition of Sully’s groundbreaking production highlights recent Met acquisitions and loans from the Mary Sully Foundation, works that complicate traditional notions of Native American and modern art. For more information

Artist Talk: Elizabeth Englander and Eduardo Andres Alfonso at The Aldrich Museum

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield

Thursday, July 18 | 6 to 7 pm Please join artist Elizabeth Englander and Associate Curator Eduardo Andres Alfonso for a talk on the work and ideas behind Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3, the artist’s first museum exhibition. The talk will explore the relationship between the contemporary materials forming the sculptures of deities and the deep history of iconography drawn from Englander’s study of Asian religious art. This talk will include a Q&A with the artist and curator. Participants can register to attend this program in-person at the Museum or virtually over Zoom. Members, please join us at 5:30 pm in the Atrium for a members-only reception before the talk. Not a member? Join today to attend this special event. Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3 is organized by Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator at The Aldrich, and is on view through October 27, 2024. For more information

Free – $15

Color by Nature: Solo Exhibition by Diana Rogers at Essex Meadows Art Gallery

Essex Meadows Art Gallery 30 Bokum Road, Essex

July 19 – September 15, 2024 Colorscape paintings by Diana Rogers are featured in the Color by Nature solo art exhibition hosted by the Essex Meadows Art Gallery in Essex, CT. The opening reception is on Friday, July 19 from 5pm – 6pm and includes refreshments. Works in the exhibit explore the richness of nature's palette. Rogers uses a color-forward approach to translate the landscape into expressive paintings. “Works in the exhibit celebrate the joy that color adds to our lives and tell the story of special places in nature in Connecticut,” said artist Diana Rogers. The exhibit is on view from July 19 through September 15. Diana Rogers is a Connecticut-based artist who makes lively abstract paintings of New England’s diverse landscapes and waterways. She uses her visual voice to honor nature and the special places that need our protection in this time of climate change. The gallery is in the Essex Meadows community at 30 Bokum Road in Essex, CT. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dianarogersfineart.com.

Guilford Craft Expo 2024

Guilford Town Green Broad Street, Guilford

July 19-21, 2024 The renowned Guilford Craft Expo returns to the Guilford July 19-21, 2024 for its annual celebration of fine craftsmanship, creativity, and community spirit. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Guilford’s historic green, Guilford Craft Expo 2024 promises to dazzle visitors with an array of exceptional traditional and contemporary craft by over 170 American artists and makers. The Guilford Craft Expo marks its 64th year as one of New England’s premier craft shows. Organized by the Guilford Art Center, this highly anticipated event draws thousands of visitors each year, offering a unique opportunity to discover exceptional handmade goods while supporting the arts. For more information

$9 – $10

The One Who: Environmental Performance Art at The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary 59 Bogel Road, East Haddam

ARTFARM and The Sanctuary have been cultivating their relationship over the years. ARTFARM Artistic Director Marcella Trowbridge has offered workshops at The Sanctuary, but this new deepening of performance inspired by the land itself- and by Kuan Yin- ‘The one who hears the suffering of the world, and is called to compassionate action’- as it encourages us to touch our grief, our joy and our potential for increased consciousness and liberation- feels like a cozy fit. Come be with us! For more information    

$25

Artist’s Talk with Paula Nadelstern, “Patternista” at New England Quilt Museum

New England Quilt Museum 18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA

June 18 through September 14, 2024. This public program is offered in conjunction with the NEQM exhibition, Kaleidoscope Quilts: Works by Paula Nadelstern. Admission is free of charge for members and included with the price of general admission for nonmembers. For over 35 years, quilt artist Paula Nadelstern has filtered her design inspiration through a kaleidoscopic lens. The result is a “personal quilt idiom relying on the design strategies that are the heartbeats of my quilts—symmetry and serendipity laced with abundant color.” In her presentation, Nadelstern includes the most recent quilts in her kaleidoscopic series, as well as images of her other patchwork fascination--simple quilts made from complex fabrics. For more information  

Bayberry Quilters’ of Cape Cod 41st Annual Quilt Show

Cape Tech High School 351 Pleasant Lake Ave, Harwich, MA

 July 31 – August 2, 2024 “Welcome Aboard” to Bayberry Quilters’ Annual Quilt show July 31 – August 2, 2024 at the Cape Tech High School in Harwich.  There will be plenty of quilts on exhibit, vendors for shopping and lots of activities for both beginning and experienced quilters. The show will be open 10 am – 4 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 10 am – 3 pm on Friday.  Admission is $12; children under 12 are free.  A group admission rate is available for guilds and other groups; please contact the show chair at quiltshow@bayberryquiltersofcapecod.com for details. For more information  

Call for Artists: Form and Function: Arts Center East: Vernon

Arts Center East 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon

Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024 Arts Center East is showcasing the work of artists who make 3D art! Open to artists who work in clay, ceramics, pottery, glass, woodworking, found object sculpture/assemblage, paper sculpture and 3D fiber work, plaster sculpture, metalwork, and more. Whether you sculpt for the love of form or you create functional pieces, we want to display your work!  For more information

$30 – $35

Call for Artists: Summer Artisan Market at ARTS CENTER EAST Vernon

Arts Center East 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon

Arts Center East is having a Summer Artisan Market, August 1–4! This event is open to Artisan Crafters and Artists. Artisan Crafters will be given a table space to set up their handmade goods. Artists will be given wall space to hang framed pieces.  For more information

$15 – $20

4th Annual Summer Farm Festival with Art & Craft Fair at Hein Farm

The Farm Truck at Hein Farm 303 Meadow Road, Farmington

August 10th & 11th, 2024 Join us for 2  days of celebrating summer with local artisans,  live music (12-3pm),  Greenhouse Tavern Food Truck (Saturday), The Dawg Tour Food Truck  (Sunday),  and Happy Tails Coffee Truck (Saturday).  Also enjoy the  grand opening of our cut your own flower garden, hayrides, face painting, plant sales and  more! For more information  

$14 – $44

Rip The Runway at The Hygienic: New London

Hygienic Art 79 Bank Street, New London

Join us on August 10th for a spectacular event -RIP THE RUNWAY, our yearly show dedicated to fundraise for Hygienic Art. It’s going to be a day filled with fashion, music, art, vendors and community spirit! Gates Open at 6pm Show starts at 7pm. Produced by our friend Jen Hall and Vintage n Vibe! Hosted by 92.9 WDUP VIP $30 | Gen Admission $20 For more information

$10