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Fall Art Exhibits and Galleries

Every year, autumn’s changing leaves paint Connecticut’s beautiful scenery with warm colors. Why not celebrate the artistry of fall by visiting standout art exhibitions across the state? From interactive sculpture gardens to immersive galleries, to unique media experiences, Connecticut is filled with spots to safely admire the arts. It’s time to find your fall inspiration!

For more ideas, check out the Connecticut Art Trail.

West Hartford Art League Fine Art Festival

September 9 - 10

A two-day Juried Art Festival being held outside on the beautiful grounds of the West Hartford Art League. Over forty artists will display and sell their work in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, and fiber. Live music, a "Kids Corner" and Food trucks. Admission is free.

Sculpture Garden, The Norwalk Art Space


The Sculpture Garden contains one permanent sculpture and three rotating sculptures that aim to inspire interaction and conversation in an artistic, welcoming environment.

Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk, Riverfront Recapture


Lincoln comes to life, in the form of sculptures, along the Connecticut River. His early years and legacy are reflected through artists’ eyes.

Newtown Arts Festival

September 22

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission presents “Music Under the Stars” as part of the Newtown Arts Festival. Featuring and highlighting local artists, the outdoor festival is on the grounds of Fairfield Hills in Newtown.

Sculpture Garden, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


Visit The Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art Museum's outdoor Sculpture Garden where you will experience changing exhibitions along with permanent objects. Dine in the Sculpture Garden with artists and fellow art lovers at Aldrich Artists at the Table, a locally sourced three-course dinner.

Litchfield Art Festival 2023: Fall

September 23 - 24

The Voice of Art is thrilled to invite you to its third annual outdoor juried fine art show, “Litchfield Art Festival 2023.”  This show will be a highlight for collectors and residents from the Tri-State region, New England and beyond. The Litchfield Hills have a history and reputation of featuring top fine artists from across the country, and many well-known and beloved New England and CT artists who are widely admired by art enthusiasts.

“Falling Leaves” & Group Show of Peggy Dembicer and Linda Pearson

September 1 - 30

As summer winds down and the trees begin their transformation into the glorious, flaming spectacle of Fall, come to the Canton Artist Guild member exhibition Falling Leaves where the artists explore the eternal cycle of change through sculpture, fiber art, prints, drawings, paintings, mixed media, and photography.

"Visual Journeys”

September 5 - October 27

The Visual Journeys exhibit features work by Gallery One artists who use imagination to weave tales of exploration, transformation, and self-discovery. Connecticut-based Gallery One represents a diverse group of established artists whose works reflect different artistic traditions.

"Bet They Collect Things Like Ashtrays and Art" - Kathleen Kucka, Donna Sharrett, Eleanor White

August 26 - October 15

Reception: Saturday August 26, 4 - 6 PM, public invited
Artist talk with Donna Sharrett Saturday September 9, 2-3 PM

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring three artists whose work shares discovering, collecting, and exploring materiality.

"Intimate Silence"

August 12 - September 24

Solo art exhibit featuring O H I K A:

"In my recent newest work I created a series of hand monoprints figurative paintings using inks, and oil paint mix media. Personal pieces based on Intimate Silence, which involves our connection to nature. In our Intimate moments let us silence ourselves and deeply connect with our inner being. Disperse what no longer serves us allowing nature to guide us, to be held by its gentle whispers of answers we seek, the joy and peace. When we fully open our hearts we welcome nature in, and we're both bonded in the same frequency."

Beyond King Tut - The Immersive Experience

August 11 - October 15

National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut brings a groundbreaking immersive exhibition to Hartford. Join in the discovery of a story through nine distinct multi-sensory galleries, 3,300 years in the making.

"Visible Rhythms: Pattern and Color"

September 10 - October 29

Visible Rhythms includes prints by artists Polly Apfelbaum, Rodney Carswell, Evan Colbert, Jeffrey Gibson, Takuji Hamanaka, Xylor Jane, Sol LeWitt, Terry Maker, Clark Richert, Barbara Takenaga, James Turrell, and Stephen Westfall. These artists captivate viewers with a vibrant kaleidoscope of restless technicolor abstractions, making use of the printmaking processes of woodcut, etching, lithography,and combinations thereof.

"Evan Lindquist Engraves Engravers"

September 10 - October 29

Evan Lindquist Engraves Engravers is an exhibition of thirty copperplate engravings of engravers of historical importance. This collection of engravings explores the stories of individual engravers and their unique contributions to the development of engraving. Each print engraved and printed by Arkansas Artist Laureate, Evan Lindquist, Emeritus Professor of Art, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

"The Importance of Being Kate and Ernest"

July 7 - November 17

This special exhibit explores the collaboration between Katharine Hepburn and writer Ernest Thompson for the film production of On Golden Pond and the Broadway production of The West Side Waltz. The exhibit features original costumes worn by Katharine Hepburn in both productions, an original oil painting by Henry Fonda featuring the hat once owned by Spencer Tracy that she gave to Mr. Fonda, as well as photos, awards, and other items associated with these productions.

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