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

Open Studios

“Art-meets-life” in the South End with “Open Studios 2015”

Food trucks will be outside on site for the convenience of visitors.

“Our annual weekend-long exhibition highlights the LAA’s pioneering activities in this burgeoning area of Stamford, bringing art, culture, and interactive collaboration, not only to an ever-growing South End population, but to the entire community,” president Ellen Gordon says. “This is a rare opportunity for art lovers, collectors, and appreciators to see the work of over 40 award-winning artists in one location.”

The Loft Artists pioneered the South End of Stamford, setting up an artist colony in the former Yale & Towne Factory, now the home of contemporary apartments. They produced happenings, performances, tours and lectures that attracted thousands of people from the tri-state area. They held workshops, gave demonstrations and opened their doors, inviting the community to see the creative process first hand. Now, 38 years later, they continue their great outreach tradition and invite the public to what has become known as one of Stamford’s greatest art experiences:

The Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County’s visual arts community and introducing the general public to artists and their work. Their grassroots events attract thousands of visitors and have been recognized by funding agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, corporate and private sponsors, the City of Stamford and by visitors who return year after year.

Admission and parking are free. (A donation is suggested.) Handicapped access is available on Saturday and Sunday. For directions and more information visit www.loftartists.com or call 203-247-2027. Supported by The City Arts Partnership Program – City of Stamford, David Martin, Mayor. Sponsored in part by the Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Laurel House, Mosaic Images, the Norwalk Vault Company, Bob and Pat Phillips, the Selkowitz Family Foundation, Stanwich Church and Wagner Instruments.

© Loft Artists Association 2015

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JAN. 3 - FEB. 1 “ROADS AND BRIDGES” Reception: Sat. Jan. 3, 4:30-6:30pm

FEB. 7 - 15 MARK MACRIDES “100 CROSSES” Reception: Sat. Feb. 7, 4- 6pm

FEB. 21 - MAR. 22 “ANDY WARHOL LIVES AGAIN” Reception: Fri. Feb. 20, 5:30-8pm

SATURDAYS, MAR. 7 & 14 “DRAW ON VI” Community Workshops, Noon-3:30pm

Closed: APR. 4 & 5

Reception: Fri. Apr. 10, 6-8:30pm

MAY 9 - JUNE 14 “DRAW ON: LAA DRAWS VI” Reception: Sun. June 14, 2-4pm

Closed: MAY 23 & 24

JUNE 20 - JULY 26 KAREN NEEMS "396 NY TIMES COLLAGES & OTHER WORK” Reception: Sat. June 20, 5:30-7:30pm

Closed: JULY 4 & 5

JUNE 27, JULY 11, 18, 25, AUG.1, 8, 15 & 23 Kids “SATURDAY ART WORKSHOPS”

AUG. 1-AUG. 30 "PEAK SEASON” " Reception: Fri. July 31, 5:30-8pm

Closed: SEPT. 5 & 6

SEPT. 12-OCT. 11 "JURIED SHOW" Open to all artists in the Tri-State area
Reception: Thurs. Sept. 10, 6-8:30pm

OCT. 16, 17 & 18 "OPEN STUDIOS" EVENT Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 2-7pm & Sun. Noon-5pm

OCT. 24-NOV. 22 CLAUDIO ALTESOR, Solo Show "CANDOMBE, ITS PAIN & JOY” Reception: Oct.24, 5-8pm

Closed: Nov. 28 & 29

DEC. 5-20 “HOLIDAY SHOW & BOUTIQUE” A Benefit for Laurel House
Reception: Fri. Dec. 4, 5:30-8pm

Closed: DEC.26 & 27and Jan.2 & 3, 2015