, , , ,

New Haven, Connecticut is home to dozens of art galleries. Here is a simple guide to help you discover just what New Haven has to offer.

To further your artistic experience in New Haven visit NewHavenArts.org

Current Exhibition at City Gallery on Upper State Street


One of New Haven’s most popular gallery spots located in the 9th Square district.
Current Exhibitions: Smart Paintings, Perceptual Data and Wall. Hurry soon as these shows end on Saturday.

City Gallery
Just a few steps from East Rock Park on State Street is this small contemporary art gallery. Their mission is to “present professional exhibitions while also serving as a place for dialogue and interaction among artists and the public.”
Current Exhibition: New Work in Encaustic by Amy Arledge

Susan B. Hilles Gallery & Creative Works at Creative Arts Workshop
You don’t have to take a class at Creative Arts Workshop to be part of the community. Stop by and check out work by students, national juried exhibitions, faculty shows and community related events.
Current Exhibition: Hillary Charnas: In a New Light & Rebecca Murtaugh: Alluring Repulsions

DaSilva Gallery
Located in the West Village community of New Haven is this fantastic gallery/frame shop.
Current Exhibition: Lawrence Morelli: New Work, Chalk Paint on Paper-Paste Canvas

Elm City Artists, LLC
Their site states, “The Elm City Artists gallery began as a dream in November of 2003 when a group of artists who painted together decided to try to market their art.” That dream has certainly manifest into a beautiful art space with great work.
Current Exhibition: Equinox 

Fred Giampietro Gallery
This gallery located in Erector Square has been around since 1979 and recently expanded to a second gallery on Orange Street in 9th Square.
Current Exhibition: Richard Lytle: No Still Life, Blinn Jacobs: New Works & Linda Lindroth: Recent Disturbances 

John Slade Ely House
This center for contemporary art was named after Dr. John Slade Ely, professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Yale Medical School. Located on Trumbull Street this historic building was transformed into a non-profit arts center in 1960.
Current Exhibition: The New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s 113TH ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION (Opens March 23)

Yale Center for British Art
In the heart of downtown, New Haven this impressive gallery was voted as one of the best galleries in the world. YCBA offers many community programs including tours, films and more.

A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s, Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery
Just across the street from the Yale Center for British Art is one of the most talked about galleries in New England. The recent renovations has expanded the Gallery’s mission of, “encouraging an appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art,” and the introduction of free membership allows you to deepen your involvement, plus receive benefits.

We’re only scratching the surface with this list. Visit newhavenarts.org for more information on all things art in Greater New Haven. 

-Stephen Grant