Silvermine Arts Center, located in New Canaan, has been voted Best Art Gallery and Best Art Classes in Moffly Media’s Annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut. Publishers of Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan/Darien, Stamford, Fairfield Living and athome in Fairfield County magazines, this is the eighth year for the annual event. Silvermine was previously voted Best Art Gallery in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011 and the school of Art was voted
“The Silvermine Arts Center community is absolutely delighted to receive the Best Art Gallery AND the
Best Art Classes, says Leslee Asch, Executive Director. “To receive this double recognition reflects the quality of our exhibits and our faculty, as well as the diversity of special events, performances, and lectures we offer to the community.” “This has been a very exciting year for us,
and an historic one, as we have been celebrating our 90th
anniversary throughout the year. There are wonderful events and new exhibit openings that are coming up in the next few months,” continues Ms. Asch. “There is a new exhibit opening on August 5th showcasing an all Guild Group show, a solo exhibition and an historic exhibit. Our second annual Silvermine ArtsFest will be held on September 15th, featuring music by Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band, a high-energy, contagiously exuberant New Orleans-style brass band. There will also be the puppetry of Wonder Spark Puppets and hands-on activities led by the Silvermine School of Art faculty that will entertain all ages.”
Artists have been drawn to Silvermine since visionary sculptor Solon Borglum moved here in 1908 and established it as a place for artists to gather. The Silvermine Guild of Artists was founded in 1922 and formally incorporated as a 501(c) (3) organization in 1924 when the School of Art was established. Today, the Silvermine Arts Center is comprised of a Guild of over 300
professional artists, five galleries presenting new exhibitions every six weeks and sponsoring prestigious regional and national competitions; a gift shop; a School of Art providing a wide range of classes for all levels of experience from ages 2 to 102; public programs; and outreach programs in the Norwalk and Stamford schools.
For more information about the many events, exhibits and course offerings, call 203-966-9700 or visit our website