Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
November 20, 2020
OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOIN “ART & CULTURE TOGETHER” TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE KNOWLTON ON CITY’S EAST SIDE
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Office of Planning and Economic Development join Art and Culture Together Director Nicholson to announce exciting progress at The Knowlton.
Along the east bank of the Pequonnock River, the Knowlton Walls Public Art Park continues to grow, drawing major graffiti artists from throughout the tri-state area, and attracting neighborhood residents to view the colorful painted landscape. The Knowlton and the Knowlton Walls Public Art Park are a vibrant art scene spurring a renaissance on the City’s East Side. Currently, there are six completed murals which can be viewed here. In January 2020, The Knowlton will be home to pop-up art shows in the Armstrong Gallery, open to the public by appointment only and COVID-19 protocol to be enforced.
“We really wanted to highlight Bridgeport as the center of public art in Connecticut,” stated Shiran Nicholson, Executive Director of Art and Culture Together, Inc.
“It’s a true public-private partnership that emphasizes the talents of our artists,” stated Bridgeport’s Mayor Ganim. “We’re continuing to invest in our neighborhood waterfronts with public pathways and fishing piers and this location also features a kayak launch. Public parks with artist expression improves neighborhood quality of life, improves the environment, draws visitors from the region, and increases investment.”
Previously the location of the Armstrong Manufacturing Company, the site has been reimagined to serve as home to The Knowlton -- a multi-use venue for innovative businesses, artist studios and galleries, and custom events.
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