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RiseUP for Arts supports local artists with The Art Club @ The Studio

On the momentum of RiseUP’s Parkville Paints Project announcement and a weekend that saw 23 of Connecticut’s top muralist painting murals along Pope Park Highway, RiseUP is announcing the launch of The Art Club @ The Studio located at our Hartford and Bridgeport locations.

The Art Club is a membership-based artist community that gives local artists access The Studio for freely creating or guided instruction during The Art Club hours. Art supplies, paint, and a small canvas will be available to Art Club members at each session. Professional Teaching Artists, Julie Bergeron, Lori Bloom, and Camille Enkeboll, will be leading the Art Club with opportunities for more artists as the community grows.

The goal of The Art Club is to cultivate a creative community in the Greater Hartford and Fairfield County areas where artists can collaborate, learn, and create art for themselves and mind-blowing public art and placemaking projects for the public.

The Art Club is offering a FREE introductory classes September:

Some of the Benefits of The Art Club:

  • Freedom and supplies to CREATE with teaching artists present if needed

  • Art Club members receive discounts to RiseUP events, workshops, and priority access for exhibit rental space

  • Artists are joining one of the fastest growing artist communities in the state

  • Joining RiseUP’s network gives artists access to a supportive network of creatives to grow their art careers

The Studio is a creative space that offers a fully equipped shared creative studio, hosts creative classes and workshops, offers creative exhibit space, and is the creative home for the RiseUP for Arts creative team. Currently we have 2 locations at 50 Bartholomew Ave in Hartford, CT and 1720 Fairfield Ave at the NEST Art Factory in Bridgeport, CT. More information at

About RiseUP for Arts:

RiseUP for Arts is Connecticut’s only state-wide non-profit aimed at creating public art that is inclusive and accessible for anyone. RiseUP has invested over $1,000,000 in public art across Connecticut since we began creating murals in 2015.

RiseUP for Arts has completed over 100 mural and place-making projects since 2015 throughout Connecticut. RiseUP works with 40+ Connecticut based, professional artists, collaborates with 100's of partners, and hosts 1,000+ volunteers per year to help beautify our communities.

RiseUP for Arts, creates public art through public art consulting and curating, donations, grants, and community goodwill. RiseUP supports artists, cities, real estate developers, other nonprofits, companies, and local community members in making their public art projects come to life. The organization helps create the vision and manages the entire process to beautify communities. More information at and images on Instagram at @CTMurals.


Matt Conway, Executive Director,

Julie Bergeron, The Studio Manager- Hartford,

Lori Bloom, The Studio Manager- Bridgeport,

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