Mayor’s Neighborhood Arts + Heritage Grant Program Spring 2014

The Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Round of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant Program. Funded by the City of Bridgeport and administered by the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council (BACC), the Program “underscores and furthers Bridgeport’s vibrant artistic and cultural environment… Read More

Black History Month Kickoff Reception


Mayor Bill Finch cordially invites you to attend the Black History Month Kickoff Reception.  Keynote Speaker: Consulate Gugulethu Gingqi South African Embassy, New York, NY. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Margaret E. Morton Government Center. 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 An art exhibition celebrating Black heritage has been curated by the BACC in concert with the Mayor’s… Read More

Call for Art: Black History Month Exhibition

BACC Call for Art- Black History Month

The Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council is partnering with the City of Bridgeport to curate a Black History Month art exhibition.  The show will be on display through the month of February at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center at 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT.   The government center will also hold a Black History… Read More

Announcing Fall 2013 Mayor’s Grants Recipients and Reception


The Mayor’s Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant Program, funded by the City of Bridgeport Mayor’s Office and administered by the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council (BACC), celebrates Bridgeport’s dynamic artistic and cultural environment by supporting the creative pursuits of its artists and cultural institutions. The Program enriches the quality of life in the City by funding… Read More

2013 Holiday Celebration of Lights


  Mayor Bill Finch & Family invite you to the Annual Tree Lighting and Celebration of Lights in Downtown Bridgeport! McLevy Green will be filled with music, lights, and holiday spirit. Mayor Finch and Santa will be lighting the tree around 6:00PM sharp, so get there early! Several musical performances are scheduled and movies for children… Read More

Haunted Tour of Downtown


 Take a Haunted Tour of Downtown with Michael J. Bielawa, author of Wicked Bridgeport.  Tours leave at 6:30 PM from the Port-to-Port exhibition  at 140 John Street. Get ready to get spooked!

Port-to-Port: Bridging the Sound Through Art Exchange Exhibition

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The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council and the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council are Bridging the Sound through Art in joint exchange exhibitions, featuring artists from each other’s city from November 7 – 23. Long Island artists will be shown at the Read’s Art Building in Downtown Bridgeport and toasted at a Thursday, November 7,… Read More

Opening Reception: Chuck Close and his Turnaround Kids

Chuck Close

Join us on Thursday, Nov 7th for the opening reception of Chuck Close and his Turnaround Kids at the Housatonic Museum of Art.   Visual artist Chuck Close recently mentored 600+ students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School, one of eight schools in the nation to participate in the White House’s Turnaround Arts… Read More

Pop Art Bridgeport Opens at BACC!

Pop Art Bridgeport Exhibit

Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council pops this summer with our “Pop Art Bridgeport” Exhibition! Bridgeport artists have explored themes through imagery of popular culture, advertising, and media.  Topics as diverse as The Three Stooges and Times Square to Coca Cola and The Mona Lisa are addressed.   Participating artists include Sophie Geismar, Dana Guglielmo, Julia-Rose Liptak,… Read More

Downtown Special Services District Opportunities: Grant and Intern Program

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Downtown Event Development Grant Program The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) serves as the business improvement district for Downtown Bridgeport. In that role DSSD strives to foster a safe, welcome setting that is active with many cultural activities. The DSSD wishes to facilitate numerous events that not only bring traffic to the Downtown but… Read More

logos The BACC is grateful to our sponsors for their generous support: The Werth Family Foundation; the Fairfield County Community Foundation; the City of Bridgeport; the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District; the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts; People's United Bank; UIL Holdings Corporation; The Ernest & Joan Trefz Foundation; the Kreitler Foundation; Aquarion, among others.

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