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our mission

The Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council is grounded in the abilities to create, curate and collaborate. We do this through empowering local artists, stimulating conversation, building leadership, supporting cultural expression, funding, spreading city pride and serving as a catalyst for creativity. We are dedicated to advancing the city’s quality of life and prosperity.

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EVENTS

We collaborate with artists, galleries, the City of Bridgeport, Bridgeport building owners and business to curate events that bring people together to experience the collective joy that happens when we dance, move, create and get inspired together. Join us at one of our upcoming events.

Annual Bridgeport Arts Fest

2019 Bridgeport Arts Fest – July 27th

Celebrating the broad ethnicities in our community with artisans, live music and artwork, local eats, and more! The Bridgeport Arts Fest is a community celebration of local and original arts, artists, makers, and performers that happens on McLevy Green. The Arts Fest features local fine art, crafts, jewelry, clothing & accessories, live music, dance, performances, demonstrations and activities, and local food.

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Design Night Out

Hosted by The Bananaland four times a year, Design Night Out is an event series that takes a creative theme and explores how great design is transforming that theme here in Connecticut. Where do artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and makers find inspiration and collaboration? How does identity, time, and place inform the creative process? Grassroots and family-friendly, all with an open bar, food, music, networking friend-making, and fun! Come for the community. Stay for the conversation. Leave with your creative spirit recharged.

downtown Thursdays

Downtown Thursdays is a free weekly outdoor summer concert series in collaboration with I Luv BPT every Summer Thursday at McLevy Green in Downtown Bridgeport. Downtown Thursdays features local and area musicians and ranges from hip-hop artists and rock bands to jazz ensembles and house music djs. Grab a lawn chair, visit a food truck and get ready to enjoy the vibes of the vibrant music scene of Bridgeport.

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become a member

Calling all artists, art lovers, educators, organizers and supporters of the arts: together, let's turn up the dial to amplify Bridgeport as a thriving art scene! As part of the BACC's celebration of 10 years, membership is free to all. Join us to network with fellow artists, discover the city's emerging community of visionary creatives, and foster art as a force that can transform our daily lives.