Keeler Tavern to host Founders Hall artists

"Celebrate Art! Red, White, and Blue! And Orange, and purple, and green, and, and…" a colorful art show featuring the work of 30 Founders Hall artists, all students and fellow artists of local Ridgefield artist Tina Phillips, opens with a reception on Friday, June 29, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Carriage Barn at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC).

The 30 artists from Founders Hall celebrate their independence to paint, draw and create their own art, in their own style, and colors. Given the freedom to be themselves, this show captures the joyful expression of years of seeing through artists' eyes.

"It is a privilege and a joy to teach art at Founders Hall," says Ms. Phillips. "Along with KTM&HC, it is truly a treasure to the town."

After the reception, the show will be open Saturday, June 30 through Saturday, July 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, including the Fourth of July during KTM&HC's Watermelon Fest. Admission is free. All artwork will be available for sale. A portion of the artists’ sales will go towards the restoration of the historic Carriage Barn, which was designed and built by renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1910. Purchases by cash or check only, no credit cards will be accepted.

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is located at 132 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT. The Museum presents three centuries of the region’s history through the lives of the families that occupied the site starting in 1713. It offers docent-led tours of its period-furnished building February through December. Its Cass Gilbert-designed garden is open to the public all year, except during private events. More information may be found at and on