Join Us Friday For Pics Presentation, Discussion At Art Trail Weekend, Milano Wine Bar

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The Bridgeport Art Trail weekend is upon us with a bunch of stuff lined up including yours truly and photography gems Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine sharing a night of nostalgic conversation about the city, Friday Nov. 10, 6 p.m. at Milano Wine Bar & Pizzeria, 281 Fairfield Avenue Downtown. The audience is welcome to share stories and ask questions while viewing city photographs including the Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project. Always love to know what’s on your mind. Join us. See full Art Trail schedule here.

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Event: City Lights and Downtown Special Services District host Bridgeport Art Trail Kick-Off and Artists’ Party at Read’s ArtSpace

Thursday, November 9; 5:30 to 9:30 pm

City Lights, the Downtown Special Services District, and the artists of Read’s ArtSpace host the Bridgeport Art Trail Kick-Off and Artists’ Party. Celebrate and mingle with the Bridgeport art community. Enjoy local art, music, food, and drink. View a sampling of artwork from Bridgeport Art Trail artists while enjoying the “Park City All-Stars,” a musical lineup of local bands and guest artists curated by John Torres of “Oh, Cassius!”. Reception fare will include tastings of locally-produced artisanal food and drink. A donation is appreciated.

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John Torres, “Oh Cassius”


  1. The Kid has always been a great supporter of the arts in Bridgeport. I am overjoyed the library referendum passed. “Reading is fundamental” as the public service announcements use to say. It’s still true. Art, music and literature are the proof that truth and beauty exist here. We have an orchestra, theater, City Lights Gallery, the Housatonic Museum of Art, a thriving music scene that encompasses rock, folk, blues, country,  jazz, R&B, hip hop, gospel, singer-songwriters, and local distillations combining some or all of the styles noted above. 

  2. The Opening of the Annual Bridgeport Art Trail at Read’s last night was great. Lots of people, lots of energy, much creative work for discussion including art, music and “City governance”. Bob Halstead skilled at pouring the Aspetuck brew. And a booklet full of places to visit to raise your estimation of your neighbors and our environment? What more can you ask for on a cold three day weekend? Time will tell.

  3. Check out Frame Makers,  3004 Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock. Maureen runs a spiffy little gallery and picture framing shop. Always great art on display there. 

    Then you could step into The Source, 2889 Fairfield Avenue, a coffee house serving fair trade coffee, tea, and gluten-free baked goods. There’s an art gallery there. 

    And Harborview Market, 219 Harborview Avenue. The Black Rock Arts Guild will be having a poetry reading there 5:00-6:00 PM today. 

    Last but not least, Tour the studios and meet the over three dozen artists and musicians 5:00-8:00 at the NEST, 1720 Fairfield Avenue. 


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