Silvermine Arts Center
What attracts some 17,000 artists, students, and visitors annually to Silvermine is the pivotal role it plays as a community gathering place that deepens understanding and empathy through the transformative power of art. We invite you to come visit, enjoy our grounds, see an exhibition, stroll the sculpture walk, enjoy a special program or artist talk, or take a class or workshop.
Feel the vibrancy that is Silvermine Arts Center.
A Historic Landmark
Our five-acre campus in New Canaan encompasses an award-winning School of Art with over 4,000 annual enrollments; a nationally renowned Guild of over 300 professional artists; a complex of five galleries, with free admission, presenting exhibitions by emerging and established contemporary artists; a permanent collection of original prints; and an outdoor Sculpture Walk that blends art and nature. Our Gallery programs engage the community in discussion-based lectures, panels, and events about art, its role in society, and issues relevant to our community. Our School of Art offers courses in a range of media unparalleled elsewhere in our region for adults and children—from ages 4 to 94—at all skill levels.
Gallery and Store hours
School Office hours
Closed on most holidays
Silvermine Art Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
Silvermine Administrative Offices
1028 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
From Greenwich/Stamford on the Merritt Parkway:
Exit 38. Turn right onto Rte. 123 North and follow straight to Rte. 106 Junction. Turn right onto Rte. 106 North and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Silvermine Road. The Arts Center is one mile on the right.
From New Haven/Westport on the Merritt Parkway:
Exit 38. Turn left onto Rte. 123 North and follow straight to Rte. 106 Junction. Turn right onto Rte. 106 North and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Silvermine Road. The Arts Center is one mile on the right.
From Connecticut Turnpike:
Take Exit 15 onto Rte. 7 connector. Take Exit 2. At bottom of ramp, turn right. Continue to second traffic light, turn right onto Rte. 123 North. Turn right again at next light onto Silvermine Avenue At third stop sign, across from Silvermine Tavern, turn left. At top of hill, turn right at stop sign, Arts Center is on the left.