Catch the rising stars in the next exhibition, “Focus under Forty,” at the Rowayton Arts Center.  This exhibit, exclusively for artists ages 18-39, puts the spotlight on artists you should get to know. This show enables regional young talent to boldly express themselves without restrictions on theme or media. Expect to see artists pushing the boundaries with clarity and boldness in their paintings, sculptures and installations.

This is an open call to artists and there is still time to enter. Best in Show is awarded a prize of $250.  The Exhibit Chairs are Eunice Roy, Yuko Ike, Co-chair is Karen Kent and the Judge is Paul DeRuvo.

Dates for receiving artTues. May 30 (4-7pm) & Wed. May 31 (11am-2pm)                                                                                                                                                              Exhibition datesJune 4 – June 25
Opening receptionSunday, June 4 (4-6pm) (Free, open to the public) 

To catch even younger rising stars, RAC’s Junior Members (ages 12- 17) have their chance to show off their talent in an exhibit also opening on Sunday, June 4 (3:30-5:30pm), upstairs in the RAC studio.

Another exhibit, also opening on Sunday, June 4, is “Paint Rowayton.” The exhibit features the work of RAC’S Plein Air painters who will paint scenes of picturesque Rowayton over ten days – May 22 – June 2. So if you see lots of people with easels set up around town, you’ll know why.

Rowayton’s Memorial Day celebration on Sunday, May 28 includes a host of activities for the whole family sponsored by the Art Center. Junior members are in the parade on a float they built. RAC artists and crafters will have booths with their work for sale. Also RAC’s Plein Air painters will be hosting “Paint Out Rowayton” a one-day contest culminating in awards and the sale of their art at 3 pm. For more information, please visit the website

For almost 60 years, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem in the community. It is an exceptional gallery where regional artists may exhibit and sell their art as well as a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The RAC Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on the bank of the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday: 12pm-5pm, open in July and August on Sunday, 1pm-4pm.      For more information, visit