This past Sunday, October 3rd, I spent the day perusing the new Project Storefronts on Orange Street, as they were open in conjunction with City Wide Open Studios. If you have not seen them yet, I highly recommend checking them out! I think they’re an amazing use of storefront space in New Haven, and a vital way to foster more of an art/creative community in a city that has seen decline in both art and commerce the past few years. I love the idea of giving an artists a chance to help carve out part of New Haven’s identity, and felt enlivened by visiting the spaces.
First I headed over to Detritus for a workshop
Beth, Edgar, and Detritus also provided a great selection of artist books to flip through and be inspired by
I really can’t say enough about how great Detritus is; what an awesome resource for New Haven! My book Circles is now available there
The Crosby Street Gallery, a pop-up gallery in Project Storefronts
This ice cube tray sculpture was one of my favorite pieces of the weekend
Paintings of sculptures or sculptures of paintings? I like those wall sculptures.
After that I had to head home, a bit sad I did not run into James Franco at City Wide Open Studios. He is a big contemporary collector…
Where are you, James? Take a break from working on your fifth doctorate to support New Haven!
Caitlin Foster is an artist and illustrator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She has lived & exhibited her work throughout the country. Raised in Connecticut, Caitlin has been affiliated with Artspace through the Flatfile program since 2006.