New Haven, CT - The ECOCA (Ely Center of Contemporary Art) Neighborhood Block Party is on Sunday, October 2nd, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, at 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, offering music, food, create-and-take art, and the venue's latest exhibit to celebrate the future of ECOCA.
Trumbull Street will be shut down for the first time to commemorate the purchase of the John Slade Ely House and ECOCA's rich history supporting the community through art. The acquisition of the John Slade Ely House in May 2022 deepens ECOCA's commitment to future generations and the freedom of expression.
Since 1964, ECOCA has balanced historical preservation with innovative and singular pieces of contemporary art. Join the group as they reimagine their legacy, the future of art and community programming in New Haven, CT.
The block party will debut contemporary pieces from different art collectives from across New England. The artists will be in attendance to share what inspires them, their techniques and process with attendees.
A Full House exhibit has been curated highlighting the following local art collectives:
Connectic*nt Community Zine Library
Ice Cream Social
Norwalk Art Space
The event will also be featuring GENESIS, a solo exhibition of window paintings and letterpress prints by Jonathan Weinberg, and a pop-up project by the Folding Chair Collective.
Come for the art and stay for the food. There will be delicious food options for all dietary restrictions. Olmo Bagels will debut their new pizza bagel as part of the block party’s festivities, and Alegría Café and Lalibela will have food trucks available for visitors to frequent.
Visitors will also enjoy music and entertainment, featuring the musical stylings of DJ Dooley-O alongside a wide variety of activities, including live silkscreen printing from Deadby5am, creating cyanotypes with Ice Cream Social, zine-making with Connectic*nt, cultural postcards with sk.ArtSpace, and more!