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!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS
Prospectus: Photography & Sculpture Exhibit (open to RAC Exhibiting Members only) - May
Prospectus: Focus Under 40 Juried Exhibit (open to all artists ages 18-40) - June
Next date to drop off submissions for Exhibiting Artist Selection -- 12:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Registration is open for the SPRING session of RAC Art School classes and workshops ... also for weekly Summer Workshops for Kids. Click for full information.
Thank You: Community-Sponsored Awards Donors
“For 35 years, generous businesses, foundations and individuals have supported the Rowayton Arts Center’s Community-Sponsored Awards exhibition,” says Barbara Seith, the RAC president. “We are grateful to the sponsors who donated more than $4,000 in prizes, which were presented to this year’s winners during a reception on April 6.”
Sponsors are Orchard Farm Foundation, Edward and Linda Hortick, Artists Market, Fairfield County Bank, Darien Rowayton Bank, Geary Gallery, Rowayton Market, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Christine and Roy Thompson, Jerry’s Artarama, Darien Sport Shop, Rowayton Fuel & Oil, Halstead Property, Merion Frolich, Nina Pallesen Craig, Robert and Dee Sachs and William Raveis Real Estate.
NEW! Art Parties
Looking for a unique place to have a party? RAC now offers Art Parties for youngsters. Click for information.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Open Chantey Sing
Join us to sing along or enjoy listening during this monthly celebration of our maritime heritage. Refreshments included in $5 admission. Next Sing: Sunday, April 27 (postponed 1 week because of Easter) ... 4:00-7:00 p.m. Click for more information.
May 3, 2014
Workshop: Intuitive Painting with Melissa D'Antoni
Awaken and nourish your creativity by immersing yourself in this session of exploration, expression, play, freedom and fun! Click for full information.
May 4, 2014
Reception: "Photography & Sculpture" Exhibition
Meet the artists during the free reception for RAC's "Photography & Sculpture" Exhibition from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. This exhibition of high-quality art runs through May 25.