Second Saturdays 2023

Sunday May 14 - Sunday October 8

6 N. Main Street Kent Barns, Kent, CT

Join us on the second Saturday of each month for this highly anticipated day in Kent Barns. There is always excitement in the air and so much to experience in our beautiful setting. Local growers, makers, and artisans bring forth a selection of regionally sourced flowers, food & wares for our outside markets, and our shops, galleries, and eateries are prepared with new exhibitions and inventory to tantalize all visitors. As you explore, we hope you enjoy all we have to offer on this special day.

Featured Events

10:00-1:00 Kent Flower Market at RT Facts
10:00-2:00 Community Farmers Market & Swyft Shop
10:00-5:30 Art Galleries & Shops - New Exhibitions and Inventory
11:00 -12:00 House of Books Storytime & Craft Under the Big Maple Tree
12:00-3:00 Live Music Under the Big Maple Tree

Workshops, Pop-Ups, and Demos will change with each event. Learn more by following us on Instagram and Facebook. We look forward to the community coming together to support local businesses and artisans for these monthly events.

Bet They Collect things Like Ashtrays and Art

Sunday August 27, 4:00 PM - Sunday October 15

Kenise Barnes Fine Art -7 Fulling Lane Kent, CT

Bet They Collect Things Like Ashtrays and Art – Kathleen Kucka, Donna Sharrett, and Eleanor White

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring three artists whose work shares discovering, collecting, and exploring materiality. Through investigating the innate, implied, and distinctive qualities of physical substances each artist coaxes transformation through meaning, desire, accumulation, and pattern.

August 26, 4:00 - 6:00, opening reception, public invited
September 9, 2:00 - 3:00, exhibition walk-through with Donna Sharrett

860 592 0220
Hours: Thurs. - Sat. 11 - 5:30, Sun.12 - 4:00, and by appointment.

The House of Books Events

Friday September 1 - Sunday December 31

10 N. Main Street

The House of Books located at 10 N. Main Street in Kent, CT is stacked with more books, gifts, and a continuous lineup of impressive events. Their new location is adjacent to Wilson's Bakery & Cafe. So grab a book and head over to Wilson's to sit fireside with a great new read, a hot cup of Joe, and fresh pastry. What could be better? Visit House of Books for all their exciting new literary events.

Phone : 860-927-4104
Email :
Web : LINK

Thomas Fuhs "Land Escapes"

Saturday September 2, 4:00 PM - Sunday October 22

Craven Contemporary 4 Fulling Lane Kent Barns Kent, CT

Craven Contemporary is excited to announce the opening of Thomas Fuhs "Land Escapes" on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023. This is Fuhs' (pronounced foos) first solo show at the gallery. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, September 9th, 2023 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

The body of work presented in "Land Escapes" was completed between 2020 and 2023. During this period the artist was focused outside of himself and working as an observational painter. With his photographic background and after fifteen years working in New York in the United Nations exhibition department, the artist felt a need to revert to analog painting. His ensuing interest in landscapes, a readily available subject at the time, stems from his long-held naturalist perspective of representing nature both pictorially and as a response to increasing concerns around climate collapse.

"If you look at Fuhs' paintings, the lush greenery of the Hudson Valley and environs is immediately recognizable, the brushstrokes whirring like the wind in trees or ripples in cool lake water. His expressionistic paintings are imbued with emotion and a sense of urgency, like an attempt to capture a glimpse of something fleeting, something you may not have another chance to grab".

Lisa Kelsey, Pawling Life

Hours & Contact Info:
Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm and Sundays 12 pm - 5 pm.
TELEPHONE: (646) 355-8142


Saturday October 7, 4:00 PM - Sunday November 12

CAROL COREY FINE ART 6 North Main Street, Kent Barns Kent, CT

Carol Corey Fine Art Presents...
Dozier Bell: HOME
Artist's reception is on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 4 to 6 pm.

The drawings and paintings of Dozier Bell are at once deep evocations of natural environments culled from memory and experience past, and reflections of a life of philosophical inquiry and keen observation that merge in her work as marvels of virtuosity and poignant imagery. Her work is a visual autobiography of a sort, one that recalls generations of a Maine family that worked the land, and embraced the nearby sea.

11 TO 5:30