An Evening Under the Fireflies

The New Canaan Land Trust and the Carriage Barn Arts Center invite you to the opening of the 2022 New Canaan Sculpture Trail at the Carriage Barn on Friday, June 17th from 7 to 10 pm. The Sculpture Trail is a collaborative outdoor art exhibition that inspires reflections about our natural surroundings through the interaction art and nature. After the inaugural exhibition in 2020, this year the Land Trust will host its first in-person fundraiser event with the theme of “An Evening Under the Fireflies.” The party features: wine, local craft beer and signature cocktails; a local farm to table menu; a jazz trio; a silent auction with unique items; and the opportunity to mingle with artists and friends.

Podcast: Downtown New Canaan Arts Festival

This week, on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Hilary Wittmann, executive director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center, about the organization’s Downtown New Canaan Canaan Arts Festival. To be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the festival is a kickoff to the Carriage Barn’s 15th annual Art in the Windows exhibit, presented in partnership with the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Papaya Pilates at the Carriage Barn

Papaya Pilates pop-up class, hosted at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Join us as we flow through a 50 minute mat Pilates class. All-levels/beginner friendly. Bring a mat, water, and wear socks. To kick off the first pop-up hosted at the gallery, attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card from Greenology Plant-Based Kitchen!

Police Commission Approves Use of Former ‘Pop Up Park’ for June 4 ‘Art in the Windows’ Kickoff

The appointed municipal body that oversees road closures in New Canaan this month voted unanimously to approve use of the former “Pop Up Park” area at Elm Street and South Avenue for an all-day art celebration in June. The Police Commission voted 3-0 to approve use of the Pop Up Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 as a kickoff for the annual Art in the Windows event (rain date June 11). Presented by the Carriage Barn Arts Center and organized in partnership with the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, the annual exhibit sees dozens of pieces of art work displayed in the windows of downtown stores. 

“It’s just a fabulous event for the town,” Commissioner Shekaiba Bennett said at the group’s March 16 meeting, held via videoconference. 

Bennett, Commission Chair Paul Foley and Secretary Jim McLaughlin voted in favor of the road closure. The event will run through 4 p.m., and will require about one hour for cleanup, according to the organization’s executive director, Hilary Wittmann. Art in the Windows is the Carriage Barn Arts Center’s one big event that’s not at the organization’s headquarters in Waveny “that we do downtown,” Wittmann said.