The youth helped restore and maintain the Weir Pond trail and clean up litter in Colt Park.
Led by Master Impressionist Dmitri Wright, youth created paintings in each park during Impressionist Plein Air painting workshops with a focus on the juxtaposition of urban and rural landscapes.
Through participation in these artist-led expeditions to Connecticut’s National Parks, youth experienced first-hand how national parks have inspired artists and visitors for over a century, and were, themselves, inspired to be part of the story. All of the youth artwork was displayed at a gallery show in Bridgeport. Currently they are on display in Colt Park and here in this virtual exhibit.
Browse the gallery below and see how these talented young artists were inspired to create Art in the Parks!