Ridgefield Pride Art Center will open this summer in downtown Ridgefield above 850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant.
The private or semi-private studio will provide work space and marketing support to resident artists. The space, which is currently undergoing renovations, will also offer annual “drop-in” memberships and curriculum-based and independent study educational programs.
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 said. 
She 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 Ridgefield Pride Art Center 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.
In September, will open the Ridgefield Pride Art Gallery. Ridgefield Pride Art Gallery will be a state-of-theart gallery located on Main Street, just steps away from the art center. Those interested in becoming a resident artist may fill out an application: ridgefieldprideartcenter.com/join-rpac/
For more information, please contact Ridgefield Pride Art Center via phone at 203-273-7455, or via email, info@ridgefieldprideartcenter.com. Ridgefield Pride Art Center is located at 424R Main Street.