Art, Music, Dance — Annual Artwalk Event Early Friday Night in Downtown Stamford

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Artwalk, an evening of art-related, free events as well as live music and dance, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 22 on several blocks in downtown Stamford.

You can stroll through Stamford’s downtown streets and visit seven galleries, where you can meet participating artists (see the list below). Along the way, you’ll find live music and dancing (take a look at that list, below, too).


— This information is from an announcement on the Stamford Downtown website


The 6th annual Artwalk features more than 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, and multi-media artists, reflecting a diverse sampling of mediums, styles, and trends in contemporary art.

Most of the artwork will be available to buy.

And remember to pick up your Artwalk 2018 passport at The Ferguson. All gallery visits will earn you a stamp in your passport. Collect all 7 stamps and return your passport to The Ferguson to be entered into a drawing.

Artwalk starts at the steps of the Ferguson Library


Participating Art Galleries

Artwalk map 2018

Image from Stamford Downtown Special Services District website

The key to the numbers on this Artwalk map is just below.

1. R. Hollander: Master Goldsmith Gallery & Studio Workshop : Russ Hollander, Jane Cowles & Bob Capazzo – Porcelain, Paper & Platinum

2. Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery : Opioid, Express Yourself

3. The Ferguson Library Gallery (3rd floor auditorium) : Memories of Stories

4.The Loft Artists Pop Up Gallery at UConn Stamford : A 40th Year Celebration

5. UConn Stamford Campus Art Gallery : Theresa Kasun – The Food Show

6. Stamford Art Association : New Members Show and Nadia Martinez Solo Show

7. Franklin Street Works : Curated by Risa Puleo – My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting


Entertainment Schedule

Ferguson Public Library Front Steps (1 Public Library Plaza)

—5:30 to 6:10 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. —  The Barrelhouse Blues Band

—6:15 to 7 p.m. — Dance With Me Stamford – Demo & Lesson

—9 p.m. — Sacred Heart University Film School Master of Art presentation (Bedford St. side wall)

Ferguson Public Library Auditorium 

—5 to 5:30 p.m. — INTEMPO youth band

—5:40 to 6:50 p.m. — Exit 5

—7 to 8 p.m. — Gold Coast Kaleidoscope Ensemble

Ferguson Public Library Lobby

—5 to 6:25 p.m. — Elana Zabari

—6:35 to 8 p.m. — Laura Skutch

UConn Stamford Campus Lobby (1 University Place)

—5 to 6 p.m. — Barbara’s Serenade: Barbara Occhino & Carmine Marino

—6 to 7 p.m. — That Virginia

—7 to 8 p.m. — John Cloonan

UConn Stamford Outdoor Patio (Corner Broad & Franklin Streets) 

—5 to 6:30 p.m. — SnL Acoustic Duo

—6:45 to 8 p.m. — Daniel Swartz & Vanessa Vaccaro


Russ Hollander Master Goldsmith (154 Bedford Street)

—6 to 7:30 p.m. — Jim Olbrys

Stamford Art Association (inside the townhouse gallery, 39 Franklin Street)

—5 to 8 p.m. — Dr. Ragtime, the Amazing Accordionist

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