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!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS
Prospectus: 35th Community-Awards All-Media Exhibit
Next date to drop off submissions for Exhibiting Artist Selection -- 12:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Registration is open for the SPRING session of RAC Art School classes and workshops. Click for full information.
Beyond Brushwork Exhibit Award Winners
"Harlequin Box," a pastel by Jessica Huse, has won Best In show for the "Beyond Brushwork" exhibition. The judge was Leona Frank. First place winners in each category are Computer Art - Dana Laird, Drawings - Yuko Ike, Mixed Media - Lisa Thoren, Pastels - Lucy Jinishian, and Prints - Elizabeth Nagle. Click to see photos of winning artwork.
NEW! Art Parties
Looking for a unique place to have a party? RAC now offers Art Parties for youngsters in it's second-floor Studio overlooking the Five Mile River. The studio has vaulted ceilings, skylights and gorgeous views of the river. There’s plenty of space to spread out, to be creative, to have fun and to learn a little something, too! Click for information.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Join us to sing along or enjoy listening during this monthly celebration of our maritime heritage. Special guests from New York and throughout Connecticut join Deirdre Murtha of The Johnson Girls and her husband, Sean, in leading rousing nautical songs. Refreshments included in $5 admission. Next Sing: Sunday, March 16 ... 4:00-7:00 p.m. Click for more information.uploads/files/33.pdf
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Even with numerous photo websites, there are few opportunities for face-to-face discussions on photography. Everyone -- from beginning photographers to pros -- is invited to join our free discussion about the art and practice of photography: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Jim Kahnweiler will moderate and participants are encouraged to bring five prints of their work.
March 29, 2014
Workshop: Mixed Media/Found Objects with Charles McGill
Participants will be encouraged to exercise different creative muscles to make art using found objects of all sorts. Click for full information. uploads/files/312.pdf