A point of reference for Fairfield County’s vigorous arts scene, the Silvermine Art Center is an art school and exhibition space with five galleries.
New Canaan’s Silvermine community has art in its veins, going back to 1908 when the sculptor Solon Borglum relocated here and established a little colony.
The Silvermine Guild of Artists was founded in 1922, and the school followed a couple of years later and now schedules more than 100 courses each year.
Exhibitions here are accompanied by symposia and panel discussions, and there’s an exciting program of lectures and visits by artists, as well as outreach workshops at schools in the area.
HeART & Mind, a landmark exhibition in late 2019, was matched with programs addressing mental health issues and the healing power of art.