Bridgeport, CT - During these Corona Times, the 12th annual Bridgeport Art Trail will be a hybrid online and onsite 10-day arts celebration accessible from the comfort of your home. Attendees can also sign up for studio visits by appointment. Dozens of free online programs include artists’ interviews, workshops, storytelling, family friendly programs, music and other performances including a poetry open mic and an original play reading. Other programs include children's story time; artist/dancer Lauri MacClean selected a list of children's storybooks to read about artist, Jason Ramos of "Baila con Gusto" teaches a Salsa class.
The annual downtown kickoff party will be on Saturday 11/7 from 6-9:30 pm, happening in and around the historic Arcade Mall. The indoor/outdoor event features visual art, music and outdoor projection.
To offer a trail-like experience, 20 interactive posters of local artists designed with QR codes will be installed in downtown storefronts, linking passersby to artists’ websites, Instagram sites, music videos, interviews and performances. BAT poster project artists include: Marcella Cavaliere, Catherine Conroy, Carlos Davila, Hitch & the GiddyUp, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Clymenza Hawkins, Danielle Julius, Richard Killeaney, Nina Lesiga, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Shannna Melton, Ricky Mestre, Jenna Morrello, Sheneta Nicole, John Paul O’Grodnick, George Perham, Bridgeport Portrait Project, Rick Reyes, ES, Denyse Schmidt, Liz Squillace, Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli.
Here is a sample of 13 videos that have been produced thus far: https://youtu.be/0BKMzFf1Gd0 Artist interviews include Janine Brown, Cris Dam, Clymenza Hawkins, Crystal Heiden, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Tom Mezzanotte, Jenna Morrello, Brec Morgan, John Paul O'Grodnick, Rick Shaefer, Liz Squillace, Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli
The Bridgeport Art Trail is brought to you by City Lights Gallery, the City of Bridgeport, Sustainable Ct, CT Humanities, CT Office of the Arts, Fairfield County Community Foundation and the artists and individual supporters.