Welcome to the Official Website of the Loft Artists Association, also known as the LAA.


The Loft Artist Association, the area's largest cooperative of working artists, is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County's visual arts community as well as working to educate and involve the general public in the arts. For 37 years, the LAA has continually reached out to the public through its members, a diverse group dedicated to sharing their appreciation of the power of art with the community in which they work. LAA has touched the community through programs like Open Studios, Gallery Walk & Talk Discussions, Special Gallery events, Children's Outreach, and Video Commentary on Stamford's arts community. For more photos and announcements on our outreach events and those of our artists, visit the LAA Blog .
Student ArtFamilies at the Draw On! weekend family drawing event

Art in the Community

Art in the Community is a video produced by Lina Morielli, 20 year member of Loft Artists and arts activist in Stamford. Morielli's video highlights the arts communities of Stamford CT with archival footage as well as commentaries by and interviews with Steve Karp from Stamford Theatre Works; Laurence Gilgore, Maestro of the Connecticut Grand Opera; Marti Etter from the Ballet School of Stamford; as well as Juliana Sciolla, former director of Stamford Cultural Development Corporation, who helped many grass roots organizations grow to be vital contributors to quality artistic experiences in Stamford CT. "Art in the Community" will run continuously throughout Open Studios. Watch the video! If you are interested in airing Lina's video and/or hosting a discussion/event about the arts in Stamford CT, please email Lina Morielli.
Lina, Bob, Pat
Lina Morielli with Bob and Pat Phillips

Special Gallery Events

In the past, two of our gallery events were dedicated to local organizations in Stamford's South End. Great Dames was dedicated to the Sexual Assault and Crisis Center and The Men's Show was dedicated to the Men's Shelter on Pacific Street in the South End. 20% of any work sold at these shows was donated to the organizations associated with the show. In the past we partnered with Cathy Malloy, former director of Stamford's Sexual Assault and Crisis Center, to produce "Art in the Yard", benefit. Periodically we offer Walk & Talk discussions, during which exhibiting artists lead tours of the gallery, interpreting the work and answering questions.Once a year the LAA hosts Open Studios to give the general public the opportunity to see what a working art studio is like.

Children's Workshops

Many of our members are interested in working with children in the community and we gladly accept requests from schools and organizations. In the past, our artists have run workshops in the schools and on-site. Recently, in conjunction with the 2008 show "The Unconventional Self: Not Your Average Portrait Show" we invited children to come see the show and then create their own Unconventional Self Portraits. 30 children attended and had a great time painting and drawing themselves. Not only does this give the children in Stamford the opportunity to attend a workshop unique to this area but it also offers the artists the chance to get out of the studio setting and work with young people. For inquiries regarding children's workshops, please email us.

DrawOn Workshop

Children at the Draw On! weekend family drawing event

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2016 East Gallery Schedule

Jan. 9–Feb. 7 “New Year New Artists New Art” Reception: Sat. Jan.8, 6–8pm

Feb. 13–Mar. 13 “Watching the Clock” All Member Exhibition Reception: Sat. Feb. 13, 4–6pm

Mar. 19–Apr. 3 Lisa Cuscuna, "A Fluid Palette” Reception: Thurs. Mar. 17, 6–8pm

Apr. 9–May 1 “John Singer Sargent” Member Figurative Exhibition
Reception: Fri. Apr. 8, 6–8pm

April 9 & 16 Free Public Drawing/Painting Figurative Workshops

May 7–June 12 Margot Bittenbender “Alice in Japan” Reception: Sat. May 7, 4–6pm

Closed Memorial Day Weekend

June 18–July 17 Ken Delmar "Fantastic Figures and Fascinating Faces"
Reception: Sat. June 18, 4–6pm

Closed July 4 Weekend

July 23–Aug. 28 “The Exquisite Corpse” All Member Exhibition Reception: Fri. July 22, 6–8pm

Closed Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 8–Oct. 2 Juried Exhibition Reception: Thurs. Sept. 8, 6–8pm

Oct. 7–Nov. 6 Paul Larson “Iconografix" Reception: Fri. Oct. 7, 6–8pm

Nov. 11-13 Annual Open Studios

Nov. 19–Dec. 18 Collaborative Exhibition with Laurel House Reception: Fri. Nov. 18, 6–8pm

2016 West Gallery Schedule

Jan. 9-Feb. 7 Deb Bohren, Rosa Colon, Princess Cureton, Lisa Cuscuna, Ken Delmar, Joe Dermody

May 7–June 12 Christa Forrest, Susan Frey, Maria Friscia, Ellen Gordon, Holly Harty and Lisa Hillman

Oct. 8–Nov. 8 Catherine Horan, Yuko Ike, Sholeh Janati, Clair Koch, Paul Larson, Philippa Lodado Suppa

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weekends