Color It In Public Art

Color It In: Downtown Public Art Works

Downtown Bridgeport is a commercial area that represents and serves a diverse tapestry of the wider Bridgeport community.

The public parks and independently owned restaurants and shops that populate the street-level spaces in our neighborhood create connection points that foster the sense of community so special to the Downtown and the city. The murals in our neighborhood add to that sense of community by celebrating the full spectrum of Downtown and its beautiful and vibrant overlapping forms, shapes, and colors that intersect through its people, streets, places, and spaces. We hope you will explore and enjoy these public art destinations. Check out the artworks listed below, or access this walking guide to take your own tour of Downtown Bridgeport public art!

All public art documented by local photographers, Whiskey & Oxfords and Pivot Language Media.

Do you have an idea for a public art project in Bridgeport? Reach out to murals@bridgeportct.gov for guidance on how to get it done!

 

Middle Street Music

115 Middle Street

Created by local artist, Alicia Cobb. Commissioned by AMS Real Estate.

History of Mail Transportation

Interior of 120 Middle Street

Explore inside the Bridgeport Post Office! Mural commissioned by the Works Progress Administration, executed by Robert Lamdin.

Pictures in Exhibition

1057 Broad Street

Created by Brechin Morgan, resident at Bridgeport studio AmFab Arts.

Painted Stairway

Broad Street Steps at Elm Street

Created by local artist, Liz Squillace. Painted with love by members of the Bridgeport community.

Tessellating Arrows & the Passage of Time

525 Water Street

Created by local artist, Liz Squillace. Commissioned by Bridgeport Transportation Center.

Arrows Weave

1163 Main Street

Created by local artist, Liz Squillace. Commissioned by the Schipper family.

Crane

Alley between 49 Cannon and 41 Cannon Street

Uncommissioned work by artist unknown.

Many Man Studios

1001 Main Street, Suite 14

Designed and commissioned by Razul Branch, owner of BPT Creates. Installed by painters from Ursa Gallery.

Liberation: The Mary and Eliza Freeman Mural

15 Elm Street

Created by local artist, Aisha Nailah. Commissioned by the Bridgeport DSSD in collaboration with the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community.

Peacock Alley

Painted Walkway between 1042 Broad Street and 1001 Main Street

Designed by Razul Branch. Painting powered by Groundwork Bridgeport youth.

Lewis Howard Latimer

999 Broad Street

Created by sculptor Susan Clinard. Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport.

Housatonic Museum of Art

900 Lafayette Boulevard

The Housatonic Museum of Art houses one of the premier college collections in the United States, spanning from ancient to contemporary art. The permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility.

Faith Community Mural

210 Elm Street

Commissioned by the Golden Hill United Methodist Church. Designed by Peter Kosterlie and painted by members of the community.

Utility Boxes

Various locations on Broad Street and John Street.

Commissioned by the Bridgeport DSSD. Painted by local artist, Liz Squillace.

Painted Planters

Walkway between 1042 Broad Street and 1001 Main Street

Commissioned by the Bridgeport DSSD. Painted by local artists Aisha Nailah, Tali-Anna Sutherland, Jahmane West, and members of Groundwork Bridgeport.

Levitathan

1198 Main Street Street

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Created for print and installation by local artist, Rick Shaefer.

Sunlight on Seascape After Squall

179 Middle Street

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Created for print and installation by local artist, Rick Shaefer.

Colorful Crosswalks

90 Golden Hill Street

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Painted by local artist Razul Branch, with assistance from Alicia Cobb, Juliana Harebin, Aisha Nailah, and Jason Streater.

BSKTBLL

1163 Main Street

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Painted by local artist Billi Kid, with assistance from Will Corprew and Luis Lopez.

The Great P.T. Barnum Mural Extravaganza

52 Fairfield Avenue

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Painted by Octavio Logo.

Mediterraneo

272 Fairfield Avenue

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Painted by Connecticut-based artist, Micaela Levesque.

Men in Black

211 State Street

Commissioned by the City of Bridgeport. Painted by local artist Brad Noble, with assistance from James Chantler Brown and Mike Vartuli.

Day of the Dead

1042 Broad Street

Commissioned by the Bridgeport Public Art Fund. Painted by local artist E.S. Barraza.