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  • Welcome to the Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance!

  • Current Highlights


  • Establishment of Student Arts Enrichment Fund

  • The Student Arts Enrichment Fund will be established by BACA to provide financial support for teachers and students to have access to arts-related experiences. The fund will provide grants to teachers to coordinate activities for students that will both enrich and educate them in all forms of artistic expression. We also intend to offer the BACA Gallery as a site for student visits and educational activities.

    Financial support for student visits to art galleries, museums, theatre performances, musical events and other related activities will be eligible for grants.

    A committee of members of the BACA Board and others will administer the fund and will establish the grant application and approval process. Information on how to apply for grants will be posted here as soon as it is available.


  • FALL 2021 EVENTS

  • October 2021

    “Scarecrows on the Green” is being sponsored by the
    Branford Garden Club.
    Scarecrows, of all persuasions, are set up on the Branford Green by businesses, organizations and individuals and will be on display from Friday, October 15th through Tuesday, November 2nd.

  • NEW... Art & Writing Workshop 10/26/21

    Express Yourself! Art & Writing Workshop
    When: Tuesday, October 26th, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Cost: $65
    Location: BACA Gallery, 1004 Main St., Branford

  • Use the link on our Events page or click the link below to register.

    Register for the workshop

  • Please register by 10/20

    This workshop, facilitated by the award-winning columnist, published poet, and certified expressive arts educator, Amy J. Barry, will include inspired prompts, exercises, and art materials that will allow your creative juices to flow as you enjoy the process of writing and drawing from the intuitive, imagistic right-side of the brain.

    Using creative arts to process, and express, thoughts and feelings evoked by these uncertain and challenging times, can foster better mental, and even physical, health by bolstering the immune system. Creative expression can inspire hope and optimism to help us see the possibilities for positive change, even in difficult situations.

    This is an opportunity to take time out to get playful and reflect on one’s own journey in a supportive group environment. Previous writing or drawing experience is not required.

    Please bring a notebook or journal to write in, and a small set of oil pastels for your own use or there will be a box to share during the workshop.

    NOTE: We ask that people attending the workshop are vaccinated.
    Masks are optional.

  • For registration information or if you have any questions, email Amy at:

    amyjaybarry@gmail.com

  • More about Amy at her website:

    http://aimwrite-ct.net

  • Paint 'n Sip Session, Friday, 10/15/21

    BACA is happy to be hosting another session with artist/instructor Haley Brown
    Friday, October 15th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    At the “BACA Summer Gallery”, 1004 Main Street. Branford
    $35 per person (Includes all watercolor materials)

    BYOB
    To register, send an Instagram direct message to Haley at:

  • Or complete the registration form on Haley's website at

    paintbyhaley.com/events

  • BACA Gallery on the Green

    Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    1004 Main Street, Branford, CT
    (the former Denali Store)

    September – October Exhibits now on display!

    Featuring works by BACA artists- changing monthly
    Fiber Art, Jewelry, Paintings, Photography, Sculpture.

    If you or your organization are interested in hosting an event or workshop at the Gallery,

    send an email to:

    baca06405@gmail.com

    OR

    contact Frank Carrano, BACA President at:

    203.535.9775

  • Click the link below to view the works that were on display in July and August.


  • View Public Art Outdoors

  • Safely View Public Art: sculptures on the

    • Southwest side of Branford Green by Susan Faracelli
    • Blackstone Library Lawns by Jon Watters
  • MISSION STATEMENT

  • The Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance will encourage and promote the arts and cultural activities within the Town of Branford and will have the following mission :

    a) Encourage and support public participation in the performing, literary and visual arts.
    b) Organize artistic and cultural activities and events that will provide opportunities for local artists and literary practitioners to present their work to the public
    c) Support opportunities for Branford’s artistic community to interact with each other, and
    d) Develop opportunities for artists to work with the youth of Branford

    BACA has a unique role as convener, organizer, promoter and supporter of the arts in Branford, and as such, can provide an important service to the entire community.

  • Proud member of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.