Art Attack

Art Attack

A photo essay. To view all 31 images, check out the email version.

Last Saturday and Sunday, the 2018 edition of City-Wide Open Studios, a multi-weekend arts festival engaging hundreds of local and regional artists, began with Erector Square Weekend. Art-goers wound their way through the studio complex’s post-industrial labyrinth of irregular rooms, mismatched stairways and occasional dead ends to find resident artists in their own spaces as well as visiting artists in borrowed ones.

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This year’s theme, “Wellbeing,” resonated at Erector Square even though most of the festival’s themed commissions won’t be landing until later in the month. That’s because, in at least a sense or two, CWOS is always about well-being. Attending the festival is probably the best way to gauge the vitality of New Haven’s visual art scene, which is once again earning a clean bill of health.

It’s also a reliable pick-me-up. Viewing so much of interest in so short a time isn’t a cure for disease, but it works wonders against malaise.

City-Wide Open Studios: Erector Square Weekend (October 6-7, 2018)
Erector Square – 315 Peck St, New Haven (map)
Up Next: Private Studios Weekend – October 13 (Westville in Focus) and 14 (Private Studios in Focus)

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped very much by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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