The MAC’s Firehouse Gallery, freshly renovated in August 2018. Mural by John Paul O’Grodnick

The MAC’s Firehouse Gallery, freshly renovated in August 2018. Mural by John Paul O’Grodnick

The Firehouse Gallery

The Milford Arts Council and the City of Milford came to an agreement in 2000 to develop the former Walnut Beach Fire Company #3 building into a community facility to promote the arts in the Walnut Beach neighborhood. The Fire Department had consolidated several Devon stations into a new, centralized facility on Naugatuck Avenue and vacated this historic station that had served the neighborhood since 1920. The new facility opened in 2002 and includes approximately 1,000 square feet of bright gallery space, a lower level studio, and a second floor for offices and a residential dwelling unit that is for our Artist in Residence program. The Firehouse Gallery was recently renovated inside and out, complete with a stunning mural by artist, John Paul O’Grodnick. Today, you’ll find a variety of beautiful art exhibits, classes, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive experiences at this iconic building by the beach. The gallery is surrounded by a vibrant arts and business district and it's only two blocks from the Long Island Sound.

Gallery Hours During Exhibits:

Fridays through Sundays: Noon – 4 pm when specified exhibits and events are on the calendar

Directions:

From I-95 North or South take Exit 34 (Devon-Rte 1)
Right off the exit onto Rte 1 South
Go 3 traffic lights to Naugatuck Ave.
Left onto Naugatuck Avenue
Follow Naugatuck Avenue to near end, at traffic light
Firehouse Gallery is on the left, 81 Naugatuck Avenue

Contact Information:

Firehouse Gallery
81 Naugatuck Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Phone: (203) 306-0016, email:  milfordfac@optonline.net

For additional information, please call the offices at 203-878-6647  (Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm)

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RELATIVITY EXHIBIT

JUNE 27-JULY 21

Milford Arts Council and Coastal Arts Guild of Connecticut are calling all artists to explore relationships as expressed in patterns, reflections, and color in a juried exhibit called Relativity. Up to two pieces of 2 and 3-dimensional artwork in any medium will be accepted.

The exhibit will be held from June 27th through July 21st, with an opening reception on June 27th 5:30-7pm. Cash awards for first, second and third place winners will be given at this time.

Deadline for on-line submissions is June 15 at noon. Artists can also submit their work in-person at the Firehouse Gallery 81 Naugatuck Avenue Milford CT to be approved by the jury on Friday, June 14 12:00 – 4:00 PM or Saturday, June 15 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

All entries must be recent, original, 2-dimensional work that has not been previously exhibited at the MAC or Firehouse Gallery. Art work must be securely wired for hanging. No exceptions.

Non-refundable submission fee is $25 one entry/$35 two entries. MAC and CAGCT members receive a $5 discount.

Artwork size 24″ x 36″ (maximum size for each of two submissions)

More info and on line submission bit.ly/RelativityShow

Judge

Jane Lubin is a mixed media artist whose work spans several genres: acrylic painting, collage, digitally manipulated photographic collage. As a retired eye surgeon, she has an eye for detail.

She is a member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, Artists Collective of Westport, Board Member of Artspace, New Haven, and past president of the Womens Caucus for Art, Connecticut chapter.

Jane has organized and curated many art shows, including at the Fairfield Arts Council, University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery, University of New Haven’s Seton Gallery, Westport Arts Center Solos, and Arts District of New Haven for Westport Artists Collective.

She has also served as a juror for the Westport Downtown Merchants Association Summer Arts Festival. Her works are in the permanent collection of Norwalk Community College.

Questions or comments, please call Milford Arts 203.878.6647 or milfordfac@optonline.net or contact Mark Hannon, 203-685-5348 or hannonart@gmail.com.