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!
Rowayton Turkey TrotWork off Thanksgiving dinner in advance during the annual Rowayton Turkey Trot on Thursday morning, November 27. This year's charity 5K/1M family fun run/walk benefits the Rowayton Historical Society, RAC and Rowayton Gardeners Club. The race begins and ends at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Avenue. Get full information and register at http://www.rowaytonturkeytrot.com.
RAC Artists at other venues - NOVEMBERRAC artists in exhibits/shows at other venues
NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES AT RACSchedule of RAC activities in November
RAC Announces Junior Membership!
A new Junior Membership is available to students between the ages of 12 and 17. Junior Membership status will be awarded once the applicant has completed 10 hours of volunteer work at RAC. Click for RAC Junior Membership information.
Monday, November 17
Free Screening Art21: "Consumption"
By popular demand! Art21 screenings and discussions continue. How do artists question commonly held assumptions about commerce, mass media, and the consumer society? "Consumption" features artists Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin creating their works and speaking in their own words. This Art21 episode originally aired on PBS in 2001. Join us at the Rowayton Library, 33 Highland Avenue -- 12:00 noon on Monday, November 17. Bring a “brown bag” lunch; beverages and dessert provided. RAC artists will participate in a discussion after the screening. Click for details.
November 22-December 24
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW
Discover exciting and unique gifts, decorations & collectibles created by some of the region’s finest artists & crafters – items sure to delight people of all ages – at very good prices! One-of-a-kind hand-painted stars & small canvases signed by the artists, glass balls, wooden star Santas, buoys, signal flags, local yacht club burgees & buildings. Distinctive pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints, accessories, hostess gifts, ornaments, wreaths & small trees to delight the senses. Click for show dates/hours.
Monday, November 24
Free Screening Art21: "Ecology"
How is our understanding of the natural world deeply cultural? "Ecology" features artists Robert Adams, Mark Dion, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, and Ursula von Rydingsvard creating their works and speaking in their own words. This Art21 episode originally aired on PBS in 2007. Join us at the Rowayton Library, 33 Highland Avenue -- 12:00 noon on Monday, November 24. Bring a “brown bag” lunch; beverages and dessert provided. RAC artists will participate in a discussion after the screening. Click for details.