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!
RAC Artists at other venues - DECEMBERRAC artists in exhibits/shows at other venues
RAC Announces Junior Membership!
A new Junior Membership is available to students between the ages of 12 and 17. Click for RAC Junior Membership information.
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! Click for show dates/hours.
Sunday, November 30
Roasted Chestnuts, Cider & Holiday Gift Show
Stop by RAC before and after the Rowayton Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 30 to enjoy roasted chestnuts and cider. Our 20th Holiday Gift Show will be open until 6:00 pm so you can discover exciting and unique gifts, decorations and collectibles created by some of the region's finest artists and crafters.
Monday, December 1
Free Screening Art21: "Identity"
How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about stereotypes, self-awareness, portraiture, and what it means to be an artist? "Identity" features artists Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin and Louise Bourgeois 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 24. Bring a “brown bag” lunch; beverages and dessert provided. RAC artists will participate in a discussion after the screening. Click for details.