A few years ago the Loft Artist Association moved from the Yale and Towne building in Stamford's South End to new space nearby and I've been meaning to check it out. I finally had a chance earlier this week but unfortunately it was closed to the public at the time:
So there went my plan to take some photos of the galleries and artist workspaces inside to share with you. That'll have to wait and I think it will be well worth it. I remember falling in love with the LAA after an open studio event at the old space a few years ago. I love getting a peek at the world of working artists - the smells, the mess of spilled paint and clay.
For now these photos of the exterior will have to do. It's not everyday that you pass a building like this in Fairfield County, right?
To check out the galleries and participate in the LAA's Draw On! event, visit on Saturday, March 28 from 2-5 pm or Saturday, April 4, from 2-5 pm. You and the kids can participate in an array of free drawing activities. Events will include: Draw a Mural with LAA artists; Draw to Music (combining music with drawing); Draw to a Story (draw as you listen to a story being read aloud).
Another event is Model Drawing, offering the opportunity to sketch costumed Curtain Call actors as they stroll and pose. In Draw Cards -a fun drawing game for all ages- participants are given 2.5" x 3.5" inch card stock paper to make their own trading, tarot or art cards. For more details about the event, visit www.loftartists.com/PR/LAA_DRAWS_PR.php
The Loft Artists Association is at 845 Canal Street in Stamford