The House of Books Events

Sunday January 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
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WKNDDRVR New 2023 Spring Exhibit

Saturday April 29, 12:00 PM - Sunday August 27

5 Old Barn Road, Kent Connecticut

WKNDDRVR April 29th, 12 -4
Please join us at 5 Old Barn Road, Kent Ct for the opening of our new show: C&C & Concours - Through the Lens:
Featuring the work of Sean Smith, Bryan McCarthy, Steve Klucik & Richard James

Also, we are introducing our own spin on C&C:
Cheese & Charcuterie ...every Saturday & Sunday from 11-2. We will have C&C boards ready for pickup.

BYOB or grab a bottle from 109 Cheese and Wine in Ridgefield and get 10% off your board. This is a casual, unstructured, family gathering with no pressure to arrive at 5 am! As a matter of fact, no one will be here that early.

We have amazing galleries at Kent Barns and much more for the entire family.

"Five Years"

Saturday May 6, 4:00 PM - Sunday June 25

Craven Contemporary 4 Fulling Lane Kent Barns Kent, CT

Craven Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of its new show "Five Years" on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The show celebrates the five-year anniversary of the gallery and brings together work by a number of artists who have been included in the program during that period.

A highlight of the show is an oversized work by perennial favorite Alex Katz 'Halsey', 2022 which will anchor the long gallery wall. Other artists included in the exhibition include Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, David Shrigley, Damien Hirst, Alex Prager, Danielle Orchard, Marilyn Minter, Bruno Leydet, Daniel Murray, Mickalene Thomas, and Nicolas Party.

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

Ore Hill Tea Tastings

Sunday May 14, 5:00 PM - Sunday September 10

3 Maple Street Kent, CT

Join us on the Second Sunday of the summer months for Ore Hill Tea Service.

We will be tasting single origin teas along with house blends while also exploring tisanes from our partners at Rock Cobble Farm. Each tea and tisane will have a curated snack prepared to enhance the flavors of the beverage, allowing us to also highlight the fresh seasonal produce and products from locally sourced farms.
Begins Sunday, May 14th

Visit Resy to book
or call 860 592 0404

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.

Days I have Held, Days I have Lost

Saturday May 20, 4:00 PM - Sunday July 2

Kenise Barnes Fine Art -7 Fulling Lane Kent, CT

Days I have Held, Days I have Lost

Amanda Acker, David Konigsberg, KK Kozik, Sally Maca, David Licata
May 20 - July 2, 2023, reception May 20, 4-6, public invited

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring contemporary artwork that refers to the landscape through the specific depiction of place and through metaphor. The exhibition features artists working in Colorado, Michigan, The Hudson Valley, and CT, whose observations and portrayals of the natural world are intermixed with both a distinct sense of place and a universal intimation of memory and emotion. The artists in the exhibition work in ways as varied as the terrain; Maca makes itty bitty postcard-size landscape paintings; Konigsberg’s compositions are large with multiple figures and sweeping skies; Acker paints intimate scenes from life at home in the country; Kozik offers paintings of life in Litchfield County, including the fly fishing in the Housatonic River. Her paintings are at once representational and swerve into abstraction and pattern. Licata's glass wall sculptures are fittingly inspired by the movement and fluidity of waterfalls. Through these artists, our appreciation of the natural world is examined, expanded, and exalted.

PO Box 356, 7 Fulling Lane
Kent, CT 06757 860 592 0220
Hours: Thurs. - Sat. 11 - 5:30, Sun.12 - 4:00, and by appointment.

She Then Turned Away

Saturday June 10, 5:00 PM - Sunday July 9

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

Carol Corey Fine Art Presents...
Opening Reception, Saturday, June 10, from 5 to 7 pm

She Then Turned Away is a curated exhibition based on a fictional short story by James Salomon. The narrative is about a woman experiencing deep sorrow in cutting ties with important, meaningful objects she acquired through her years. The story takes place in her living room, as she contemplates these items one last time. The objects and their stories will be told within the prose.

11 TO 5:30