LiveGirl, Carriage Barn Open ‘She is Rising’ Art Exhibition

Two nonprofit organizations in New Canaan teamed up to organize an art exhibition celebrating women that opened Thursday. “She Is Rising,” presented by LiveGirl and the Carriage Barn Arts Center, runs through June 5 at the well-known gallery in Waveny Park. Sheri West, LiveGirl’s founder and CEO, said the exhibition reflects her organization’s work to “build confident, inclusive, leaders.”

“We’re working to close the female leadership gap, and we’re working to create a world where women can rise and take on positions of power and leadership,” West said. “She Is Rising” features artists such as Ashley Longshore, TL Duryea, and Michele Voight. The art, ranging from embroidery to paintings, makes “powerful statements,” according to Hilary Wittman, the executive director of the Carriage Barn.

Kids Valentine’s Cupcake Decorating Workshop at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

Drop off your kids (ages 5 & up) for valentine’s treats and creative fun with friends! This workshop will instruct kids on how to create 3 adorable Valentine-themed cupcake designs that they will make and take home to share with family and friends. They will also have a chance to create their own design with supplied ingredients to show off their skills! This step-by-step instruction will assure that children will be able to make these at home for their Valentine. Each participant will take their cupcakes home in a pretty bakery box to share.

Deck the Walls Holiday Open House and Shopping this Friday 2-4pm at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

Deck the Walls Holiday Open House and Shopping this Friday 2-4pm at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

Join us for a glass of Prosecco, explore the exhibit & shop! All small works $250 or less, and you can pick up your holiday to go kit. Indoor capacity limited to 25 at a time, wear masks and practice social distancing. Bidding on wreaths ends Friday at 5pm!

Summer Sculpture Soirée

Please join the New Canaan Land Trust to celebrate the opening of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail on Friday, June 19th. On the eve of the summer solstice, the Summer Sculpture Soirée promises to be a fun-filled hour with live entertainment, games, food, drink, flash talks from some of the artists, a toast by a celebrity and opportunities to support the New Canaan Land Trust. 5:01 pm to 6 pm. Tickets per household are $25.00.