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In keeping with the Chamber’s mission of “Connecting The Community With Commerce” this Calendar was created to allow member businesses and New Canaan based non-profits to promote their upcoming events to the public. The Community Calendar is a local resource for all residents and visitors and has quickly become one of the most visited pages on the site. Events can be submitted via the link below and will be reviewed and posted within 24-48 hours.
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Carriage Barn Arts Center

Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
203-972-1895

June 2016

“Spread a Little Joy” at the Carriage Barn Arts Center: An Arts For Healing benefit concert featuring Sarah Paige Morris

June 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$20
annual halloween parade

The public is invited to "Spread a Little Joy," an Arts For Healing benefit concert featuring Sarah Paige Morris on Sunday, June 12, starting at 5:30 pm, with reception to follow at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan,. Arts for Healing is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing integrated music, art, movement and drama therapy to individuals with emotional, physical, developmental and social needs throughout their lives.

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New Canaan Sculpture Group Show Opening at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

June 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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taste of the town stroll

The New Canaan Sculpture Group, a collective of more than 15 artists from local communities, who work in a studio at the Carriage Barn. Behind the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park, there is a green wooden door with a sign that reads: “New Canaan Sculpture Group.” Unless someone told you about it, you might never know it was there. Members of the New Canaan Sculpture Group, who convene on Fridays, guided individually by Master sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov, will present a group show at the Carriage Barn opening June 18. This exhibit–the first in years for the sculptors–comprises works in stone, alabaster, terracotta, bronze, and mixed media, in literal and abstract forms. The show will include works by Eylanbekov and sculpture created in memory of the late artist Angela Burns, a well-known member of the Sculpture Group from New Canaan.

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December 2016

37th Annual Photography Show

December 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Annual exhibit of work by professional, amateur and student photographers from Fairfield County and beyond. Selected by legendary photo editor, curator, dealer and appraiser Laurie Kratochvil from over 650 submissions. Kratochvil will present awards at the opening reception on Saturday, December 3 from 4-6pm.

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Coffee With The Artists

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 14, 2017

Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
FREE

Come see the 37th Annual Photography Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center on Saturday morning and enjoy complimentary coffee and conversation with some of the exhibiting photographers. About 100 works - selected from 650 submissions - by professional, amateur and student photographers from the area on on display and for sale.

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January 2017

iPHone Photography Workshop with Julie Stauffer

January 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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2-day workshop
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
$125 – $149

YOUR IPHONE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU.
And it happens to be an excellent camera and editing device.
Whether you are using an iPhone 5 or ordered the new iPhone 7/7Plus, come to this workshop and learn the nuances
of taking great photographs, editing them and then sending them to your friends, social media, or even printing them!
If you have an iPhone older than a 4, treat your self to a new one and come learn how to use it with confidence.
Classes are small to guarantee collective and individual instruction.

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“Inside The Photo Shoot” with Laurie Kratochvil

January 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
$20 – $30

Talk & closing event for 37th Annual Photography Show.
Legendary photo editor Laurie Kratochvil began her career at the LA Times and went on to join Rolling Stone in 1982. Kratochvil became the founding photo editor for In Style Magazine before starting her own visual consulting business, working with magazines such as Self, Men’s Health and Essence.

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March 2017

Through Our Eyes V Opening Reception

March 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
FREE

New Canaan High School Art Show

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The Madera Winds Quintet

March 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
FREE

FREE Community Concert

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May 2017

SPECTRUM / Coffee With The Artists

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2017

Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
FREE

Come see the SPECTRUM Contemporary Art Show at the Carriage Barn and enjoy coffee and conversation with the exhibiting artists. On Saturday from 10am - Noon several of the artists will be at the gallery and will talk about their work. Complimentary coffee wil be served!

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June 2017

The Primacy of Color III

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free / Open to the public

The Carriage Barn Arts Center will host an exhibit for The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The artists share a love for the emotive, symbolic and psychological aspects of color, with points of view that range from the recognizable to full dynamic abstraction

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The Primacy of Color III: Opening Reception

June 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free / Open to the public

The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts will host an opening reception for a new exhibit of The New York Society of Women Artists, a group of professional women painters and sculptors. The exhibit, "The Primacy of Color III" runs from June 3-23.

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January 2019

39th Annual Juried Photography Show Opening Reception

January 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The exhibit features about 100 photographs by regional photographers — amateur, professional, and student — that were selected from almost 800 entries. Criteria the jurors considered include: impact, creativity, style, composition, color balance, presentation, focal point, lighting, subject matter, narrative, and degree of difficulty.

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Artist Talk: Annual Photography Show

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Members and guests are invited to join us for the Election of Trustees, followed by an artist talk by eight photographers with work in the current exhibit.

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February 2019

Afternoon Artist Talk

February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Members and guests are invited to a gallery talk by photographers in the current exhibit

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April 2019

Spectrum Contemporary Art Show Opening Reception

April 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

Selected works highlight the juxtaposition, contrast, comparison, expansion, connection and separation between the pieces.

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Spectrum: DITTO Exhibit Gallery Talk

April 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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FREE

Come see the new Spectrum: DITTO exhibit and hear from several of the exhibiting artists

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June 2019

Art for Animals!

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Community Exhibit & Event Benefiting the NCPD K-9 Program

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The Madera Winds Quintet

June 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

Enjoy a Free community concert at the Carriage Barn

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September 2019

Opening Reception for 42nd Annual Member Show

September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

This exhibit kicks off the 2019/20 season and celebrates the range, interests, and talents of artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media.

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Carriage Barn Family Art Day

September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$5

Kids and caregivers are invited to the Carriage Barn for creative activities

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It’s Game Time! 1st Annual “Goal for Goals” Soccer Social

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You are invited to the 1st Annual “Goal for Goals” Soccer Social

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October 2019

Cocktails & Collage

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$40 – $50

Join us at the Carriage Barn Arts Center for a fun and social evening!

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Collage & Watercolor Media Workshop

October 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$75 – $95

Come experiment with composition & color and go home with a finished collage or two!

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Carriage Barn Family Art Day

October 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$5

Drop in for some art and fun during the school holiday!

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“Capturing New Canaan” Exhibit & Sale

October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

Artwork depicting several of New Canaan's iconic landscapes and settings.

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November 2019

New Canaan Land Trust Annual Membership Meeting

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

The New Canaan Land Trust invites its members and the community to its annual membership meeting. .The meeting will feature guest-speaker Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA)

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December 2019

4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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Holiday House Tour Supporting Local Charities

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$95.00

You are cordially invited to join us for this year's Holiday House Tour !

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4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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Holiday House Tour Supporting Local Charities

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$95.00

You are cordially invited to join us for this year's Holiday House Tour !

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4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

Find out more »

4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

Find out more »

4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

Find out more »

4th Annual Deck the Walls!

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Not open Mondays and Tuesdays
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

one of a kind holiday wreaths created by local artists, decorators, floral designers, local community groups and other creative members of the community will once again bedeck the walls of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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January 2020

40th Annual Photography Show

January 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

Carriage Barn Art Center’s annual photography show will open to the public with a reception from

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“Day to Night” Lecture & Book Signing with Stephen Wilkes

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$10 – $15

Behind the scenes of creating the stunning time-bending compositions featured in his iconic Day to Night series.

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