Norwalk’s vibrant arts and culture scene
Along with its fun events and festivals, must-visit restaurants, and scenic outdoor venues, Norwalk is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene that is sure to satisfy any art enthusiast.
Below, we take a look at some of the city’s top arts and culture venues and events:
Norwalk Fence Art Project
Norwalk’s Fence Art Project is designed to highlight the city’s rich history, heritage, and arts and culture. The exhibit focuses on several locations around Norwalk, including the Norwalk Public Library, City Hall, Freese Park, and Mill Hill. If you’d like to see these sites, visit this page to view a map you can use for a self-guided walking tour of the area.
Norwalk WPA Mural Tours
Get to see 31 restored Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals at the Norwalk City Hall and other locations. These murals were created by WPA artists from 1935 to 1941. They made more than 50 different works of art for public places around Norwalk, including its public schools, post offices, and libraries. While most of the murals are now lost or completely destroyed, the City Hall houses the largest collection of these murals, which are an excellent representation of the country’s Depression-era art, offering visitors a glimpse of the city’s rich history.
Norwalk Art Festival
The Norwalk Art Festival is a two-day fine art and crafts festival which is usually held on the last weekend of June. The festival brings together talented local artists and musicians, offering visitors an opportunity to interact with them and admire their work. The festival takes place in the scenic Matthews Park, steps away from two museums and the nationally recognized Art Center.
The Avenue Gallery
Established in 1998, The Avenue Gallery is a well-known destination for art lovers from Fairfield County. The gallery specializes in both old and new art, offering a variety of pieces such as antique maps, contemporary monotypes, nautical charts, oil on canvas works, and more. The gallery is also known for their top-notch custom archival framing, which allows customers to preserve and display any artwork with elegance.
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