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“Spotlight” on “Bridgeport Moving Forward: Bridgeport Art Trail, 2021

TUNE IN TODAY TO WPKN.ORG  89.5 FM at 12pm for the November Spotlight on Arts & Culture: “Bridgeport Moving Forward: BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL 2021.

For the last 12 years, November has meant the Bridgeport Art Trail (BAT) – where some 200 artists’ studios are open to the public, in addition to new gallery exhibits, parties, live music, and more.

This year, after last year’s BAT, where COVID forced events to go virtual, the 13th BAT will be the biggest ever.

In addition, to open studios at American Fabrics, The Knowlton, The NEST, and the brand new METRO Art Studios, there are several major openings of key Bridgeport cultural organizations: the ribbon-cutting opening of METRO, the move-in to brand newly renovated space over the Bijou by WPKN itself, and a brand-new exhibition space downtown for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center.

This month, our guests are

Suzanne Katchmar, executive director of City Lights Gallery and of the Bridgeport Art Trail

Jane Davila, Executive Director of Metro Art Studios

Steve di Costanzo, General Manager of WPKN

Maisa Tisdale, Executive Director of the Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History & Community

Cris Dam and Dustin Malstrom, owners of URSA Gallery in Bridgeport’s Arcade,

and real estate developer Phil Kuchma.