We are the only center for the arts in Norwalk and attract members from throughout Fairfield County and beyond.
For 50-plus years, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a welcoming cultural hub where people of all ages meet, interact and have fun with others who create, perform and appreciate the arts.
Our former firehouse overlooking the Five Mile River features a bright public gallery where members can show and sell their high-quality artwork during 10 exhibitions each year. Check out high-quality artwork by RAC exhibiting artist members.
In our comfortable Art School environment, children and adults, from beginners to pros, are encouraged to develop their creativity, style and skill.
We welcome groups, schools, curators, interior designers and architects for RAC Gallery tours by appointment.
Come visit, experience and enjoy!
RAC Artists at other venues - OCTOBER 2014RAC artists in exhibits/shows at other venues
OCTOBER ACTIVITIES AT RACSchedule of RAC activities in October
"Composition" Exhibit Winners
"Glow," a photograph by Julie Frank has won Best In show for the "Composition" exhibition. The juror was Miggs Burroughs. Click for complete list of winners and the judge's comments.
November 1 & 2
Workshop: Inspiration + Imagination with Will McCarthy
Inspire your imagination and loosen up your flow as Will McCarthy engages artists by sharing the techniques that enable him to paint from his imagination and achieve an atmospheric style that captures the beauty and emotion of the landscape. Click for more information.
Sunday, November 2
Reception: 2014 New Exhibiting Members' Show
Meet 18 artists who qualified for RAC Exhibiting Artist status during 2014 and view examples of their artwork during a free reception from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, November 2. This special show is on view in RAC's Main Gallery from October 30-November 12.
Monday, November 3
Free Preview Screening Art21: "Legacy"
Why do we break with some traditions and perpetuate others? Artists in "Legacy," a new Art21 episode use life experiences and family heritage to explore new aesthetic terrain. Artists and non-artists enjoy seeing Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Wolfgang Laib creating their works and speaking in their own words. The free preview screening at Rowayton Library, 33 Highland Avenue -- 12:00 noon on Monday, October 27. Bring a “brown bag” lunch; beverages and dessert provided. After the screening, RAC artists Pat Atkin and Eunice Roy will participate in a discussion.
Since 2001, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial PBS television series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Preview screenings of the four new Season 7 episodes of Art21 are sponsored by the Rowayton Library and the Rowayton Arts Center.