Live Music at the Carriage Barn

Michael-Louis Smith & Friends: Take A Step Back and play the Music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Come enjoy some music and Art at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park. Visit to buy tickets: $20 Advanced Purchase / $25 at the door.

Cocktails & Collage

Join us at the Carriage Barn Arts Center and let your creativity flow! Instructor & artist Anne E. McCormick will share stories, images and techniques used by famous artists and designers while you make an expressive collage using texture, shapes, colors and patterns. Fee includes a special cocktail, appetizers, instruction and collage materials. In addition to the materials provided, you may consider bringing extra magazines, fabric, ribbon, decorative paper, stamps, postcards, or photos to enhance your artwork. $40 for members / $50 for non members.

Q&A: Carriage Barn Arts Center Plans ‘Art for Animals’ Exhibit

The Carriage Barn Arts Center this summer is planning a community-wide exhibit of artwork and poetry celebrating the bonds between people and animals. “Art for Animals,” showcasing pieces that reflect people’s love for animals, will run June 2 to 14. Those seeking to exhibit animal-themed paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, sculpture or poetry may register here, for a $20 participation fee. All funds raised through the exhibit will go toward supporting the New Canaan Police Department’s K-9 program. (Sponsors already on board include Bankwell, PRAI Beauty, Stephanie Conti Photography, WAG Magazine, Boyd Law Group and Janaco.)

The exhibit is presented in partnership with Spencer’s Run, and representatives form the dog park will join the Carriage Barn Arts Center in hosting a kickoff event in Waveny from 2 to 4 p.m. on  June 2, with an online auction for a number of animal-themed artwork, items and experiences. 

We caught up with Carriage Barn Arts Center Executive Director Hilary Wittmann to get some more information on Art for Animals.

Afternoon Artist Talk

Members and guests are invited to a gallery talk by photographers in the current exhibit. Participating artists include:
Jean-Marc Bara, Ralph Baskin, Susan Cannarella, Mary Harold, David Hurwitt, Erin Karp, Saman Majd, Karen Neems, Hank Paper, Melissa McCann Santangelo, Eric Seplowitz, Richard Ventre, & Joan Wheeler