Linda Colletta | Reynolds Fine Art
Apr 28

Linda Colletta | Reynolds Fine Art

Group Show featuring AmFab Artist, Linda Colletta.

Join us for the opening reception Friday March 3rd from 5pm - 8pm

Inquiries please contact:
Reynolds Fine Art

Open Studios
Nov 13

Open Studios

  • American Fabric Arts Building

In its 11th year, American Fabrics Arts Building (AFA) Open Studios showcases over 25 artists in their studios where the creative process happens. Held in a renovated factory building where linen and lace were once manufactured, the event has become a destination for collectors, interior designers, and art lovers alike. AFA’s diverse group of artists are engaged in painting, printmaking, sculpture, quilting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, textiles, design, mixed media, and more.

In an effort to give back to the community we love, for the fourth year we are supporting the Bridgeport Rescue Mission (BRM). The mission serves those in need, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and helps people conquer drug and alcohol addictions. AFA will be serving as a drop-off point for their Thanksgiving Stuff-A-Truck event, giving patrons the opportunity to donate food and coats for local families in need. (See event listing.)

The artists of AFA have joined together once again to donate an assortment of small works to be packed into a unique handmade tote bag from Ocheltree Design for the AFA Collector’s Raffle. The bag is chock full of art lover goodies, and will be raffled for $5 a chance, with all proceeds going to BRM!

There will be food trucks, including Snappy Dogs, in the east parking lot to serve our patrons from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Music and participatory performances will offer fun for the whole family! Ample onsite free parking and handicapped access.

Studio Sales Include:

Denyse Schmidt Quilts Annual Sample Sale – Studio #401
Sample quilts for discerning collectors; fabric, patterns, books, stationery, and other supplies for sewists, makers, crafters, and quilters!. Prices range from $1 to $5,000. Serious buyers should arrive early – Denyse’s sales are well attended! MasterCard, Visa, and Cash accepted.

Judith Corrigan Flat File Sale – Studio #402
selected paintings and drawings
Please preview at

Linda Colletta | ART – Studio #404
Studio Sale & Live Painting!
Affordable abstract art perfect if you love big, colorful, abstract art!

Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Ceramics Annual Studio Sale – Studio #410
Offering JBA Signature Collection ceramics at discount. Bargains on seconds.

Janet Slom Annual Studio Sale – Studio # 411
Two Day Studio Sale! Incredible Prices for two days only! Paintings, Ceramics, Photography, Drawings, Limited Edition Prints. MasterCard, Visa, Cash accepted. Also by appointment on Friday 11th November. Call Janet: 917.846.7827  

Brechin Morgan Annual Studio Sale - Studio # 408
Nautical paintings, large and small, depicting scenes from his solo voyage sailing around the world. Offering special discounts on many works.

Emily Larned - Tag Sale - Studio #310
2nd Annual Open Studios Tag Sale! Loads of vintage clothes, found paintings, inscrutable objects! Tons of records and audio gear from special guest Preservation Sound (insta @preservationsound)! Piles of presents for you and your weirdo friends. | | insta @emilylarned

Ulla Surland Annual Pop-Up Boutique – Studio #307
In partnership with Janis Melone, Ulla's studio will feature vintage clothing, home décor, fabric, table ware, and furniture. Also on view, Ulla's design portfolio, art, and textile designs. Coffee and biscotti all day long.

Nell Waters Bernegger Open Studio #200
Selected paintings and drawings on view. All artwork is for sale.
For preview of Nell’s work visit:

Special Events:

Quilting Demonstration & Bee with Peace by Piece - Studio #401
The Norwalk Community Quilt Project, at Denyse Schmidt Quilts,
Saturday, November 12; 11 am to 2 pm

Join us for a hand quilting demonstration and participatory quilting bee with the members of Peace by Piece. No experience necessary! Come and learn to stitch, and sew for a few minutes or all day. Meet the folks from the project and learn about the wonderful work they do.

Caroline Valites - Site Specific Sound Installation in stairwell on west side of building
Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

Caroline uses metaphor to create emotionally charged work that often deals with uncertainty and loss.  She is inspired by physical phenomenon, and uses her background in science and photography to work with materials such as light, sound, and magnetism.  Caroline works with a variety of media including photography, and installation. This year she will have a Site specific sound work installed in the west side stairwell.

Video Screening – Loading Dock on west side of building
Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

Crystal Heiden (Studio - #204) has, for the second year, curated a selection of single channel videos from local, national and international artists. The screening will be projected hourly beginning at 10am with the last full cycle beginning at 4pm.

WPKN 50 Year Archive Record Sale
Saturday, November 14; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 15; 10 am to 5 pm

The record archive of WPKN will be onsite at AmFab and WPKN programmers will be spinning an eclectic mix of music on-site.  

Two Roads Brewing Beer Tasting
Sunday, November 15; 1pm to 4 pm

Two Roads Brewing will be onsite at AmFab with samples of their beers. Take the Road less Traveled and try some truly excellent local craft brews.  

Thanksgiving Stuff-A-Truck with Food and Coats!
Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission will bless more than 4,000 needy families with a turkey and all the fixings, plus a winter coat for every member of the family who needs one! Help us to help them by bringing donations to our Open Studio event. Their warehouse is in our complex and AFA is a drop-off point. They are asking for the following contributions:

  • 12–15 lb. frozen turkeys
  • Canned green beans, corn, peas, and sweet potatoes
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned gravy
  • 1 lb. cans of coffee
  • Powdered fruit drink mixes

Bins for Donations will be placed at both entrances.