The American Fabrics Arts Building is home to a collective of over 25 area artists and creative businesses. A visit to this historic building in Bridgeport will expose you to painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, quilt making, jewelry, performing arts, and more.
Last Sunday, I checked out the AFA Open Studios – a weekend-long event traditionally held every autumn. Participating artists welcome the general public into their creative realms, offering handcrafted wares and light refreshments.
Here’s some of what I saw at the AFA’s inaugural springtime event:
Ocheltree Design’s Richard Killeaney turns thrifted clothing into one-of-a-kind pillows.
This luxurious Ocheltree Design cashmere blanket is made from sweaters.
A vibrant detail from Brechin Morgan’s sketchbook.
Made In Bridgeport’s Robin Gilmore uses keys, watch parts, and more in her unique jewelry creations.
Kate Callahan’s Polyhedral Luminaria Series lamps are inspired by origami.
Emily Habansky’s stunning paintings on display in her studio.