Local Organizations and COVID-19: Carriage Barn Arts Center

For today’s Q&A with a local nonprofit organization, we hear from Hilary Wittmann, executive director of Carriage Barn Arts Center. Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: Many of our local nonprofit organizations have missed out on major spring fundraisers due to the health-related restrictions that followed COVID-19 virus. How is Carriage Barn Arts Center faring and what sort of impact is the public health emergency having on the organization? Hilary Wittmann: It’s been incredibly disappointing that the gallery has been closed this spring and so many exhibits, special events and concerts couldn’t take place. There have been some silver linings though, as we transitioned to sharing our exhibits virtually.

Teen Art Workshop at the Carriage Barn

Join us at the Carriage Barn for a fun evening with local artist Anita Bausman. Relax and be creative with friends as you learn to use squeegees to move paint around a canvas. No experience or skill necessary, and you will leave with your own ready to hang masterpiece!

Family Art Day

Home from school? Join us for a drop in Family Art Day at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Kids and caregivers are invited for creative activities and to learn about some of the art in the current exhibit. Free for members / $5.00 per child