The LAA kicked off a new era of "art meets life" at 575 Pacific Street on Friday November 1st. LAA Open Studios, a weekend long art event, took place the first weekend in November 2013.
LAA president Ellen Gordon is thrilled with the new space as well as the addition of a dozen talented new members to the Association. The Loft Artists pioneered the South End of Stamford setting up an artist colony in the old Yale & Towne Factory. They produced happenings, performances, tours and lectures that attracted thousands of people from the tri-state area. They taught workshops, gave demonstrations and opened their doors inviting the community to see the creative process first hand…. and now, 35 years later, they continue their great outreach tradition with “OPEN STUDIOS 2013”.
The Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County’s visual arts community and exposing the general public to artists and their work. Their grassroots events attract thousands of visitors throughout the tri-state area 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 call 203-247-2027.
Sponsored in part by The City Arts Partnership Program Grant; David Martin, Mayor; The Connecticut Office of the Arts, Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Harbor Point,Laurel House, Safavieh Home Furnishing, Norwalk Vault Company, The Stamford Advocate, Robert and Patricia Phillips, Eileen H. Rosner, The Selkowitz Family Fund and Wagner Instruments.