Subject: Join our Progressive Gallery Tour: Sat Nov. 19 in STAMFORD

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 Join us as we continue our second fabulous season of the Progressive Gallery Tour of our Fairfield County commercial gallery members - from Greenwich to Shelton.
Saturday November 19

96 Bedford Street
The Progressive Gallery Tour, a program of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, was designed to bring our artist, cultural nonprofit, and creative business members together once a month to discover the richness and variety of our commercial gallery members. Each month we will visit a different town - from Greenwich to Shelton.

We continue our second season Sat. Nov. 19 in Stamford with a private tour by gallery owner Fernando Luis Alvarez of his gallery at 96 Bedford St. 

"In 2009 American artist Fernando Luis Alvarez was on the verge of joining the vast sea of galleries in Chelsea, New York. Instead Alvarez opted for a space on Bedford Street in downtown Stamford. Opening that December, the buzz about the inaugural show and the new gallery was positive, yet skeptical. The general consensus, according to communications director Rebecca Hansen, was, “We’ll see if they’re still here in six months...He was opening up a gallery at the deepest point in the recession." 

"Alvarez’s eponymous gallery, which he owns and curates, defied the doubters and the flagship location was able to double in size within its first year. In 2013 a second location opened in Stamford’s booming South End. The commercial gallery has made a name for itself by bolstering the careers of international artists, such as Arturo Di Modica, the rebellious world-famous sculptor responsible for illegally displaying his Charging Bull on Wall Street in 1989. 

"The gallery is more than a well-oiled machine. It hosts myriad programs benefiting the community, sticking to a mission to “build artists’ careers from the doors in and build community from the doors out.” It hosts workshops for young artists, affordable exhibitions for beginning collectors, and this August its annual Thank You, CT, a juried exhibition featuring emerging local talent.
We look forward to seeing you there!

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are very grateful for the support of our individual and organization members, our individual donors and the following organizations.
Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States
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