july, 2019

Ridgefield Pride Art Center-Grand Opening

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Ridgefield CT

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Ridgefield Pride Art Center Announces Grand Opening

New Art Center, Founded by Ridgefield Resident, Will Offer Private and Shared Studio Workspaces; Educational Programs; Gallery Space; and More 

Ridgefield Pride Art Center is excited to announce their debut in Downtown Ridgefield. Located above 850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant, Ridgefield Pride Art Center is currently undergoing renovations and is set to open its doors to locals as well as artists from surrounding towns in July. 

Ridgefield Pride Art Center is currently accepting applications for resident artists. Resident artists will receive a dedicated private or semi-private studio workspace, marketing support, guaranteed space in the Ridgefield Pride Art Gallery and much more. Ridgefield Pride Art Center also offers annual “drop-in” memberships and curriculum-based and independent study educational programs, and, in September, will open the Ridgefield Pride Art Gallery. Ridgefield Pride Art Gallery will be a state-of-the-art gallery located on Main Street, just steps away from the art center. Those interested in becoming a resident artist may fill out an application here.

Ridgefield Pride Art Center is the vision of Ridgefield resident Dee Dee Colabella. Colabella is a lifelong professional who says art has played a consistent role in her professional career. “Whether I was working in fashion merchandising, marketing, or website design, art, in some form, was ever-present.” Colabella drew from each professional experience when creating the concept for Ridgefield Pride Art Center. “I knew I didn’t want to only create a shared studio space, or only create an educational space,” said Colabella. “It was my goal to create a community where artists could create art, of course, but also receive instruction from MFA-certified instructors, take part in community events such as critique groups, receive continuing education on topics including marketing one’s art, and have the ability to showcase their art in a gallery with such a prime location here in Ridgefield.” 

A Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2019. The celebration will feature art by RPAC’s resident artists as well as live music, refreshments, and tours of the new studio. The public will be invited to attend this free event. 

For more information, please contact Ridgefield Pride Art Center via phone at 203.273.7455, or via email, [email protected]. Ridgefield Pride Art Center is located at 424R Main Street, in the Village.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ridgefield Pride Art Center

424R Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06789