Located in the heart of Rowayton on the scenic banks of the Five Mile River, the Rowayton Arts Center has more than 600 members, including nationally-recognized professionals, talented amateurs, beginners and non-artists. It is the only center for the arts located in Norwalk. It was founded in 1960 to exhibit and sell the work of these creative people, offer classes for artists of all levels, serve as a community cultural center and generate an environment for the exchange of arts-related ideas. Presents monthly exhibits with receptions that are open to the public. Throughout the year, adults and children can explore their artistic talents during classes in the well-equipped studio and outdoor locations. For adults, the Arts Center offers daytime, evening and weekend art classes in a variety of media for beginner through advanced levels. Art classes for children and teens are held after school and on weekends. Other Arts Center activities include lectures and demonstrations, in addition, artists display their work at the annual Art-in-Pinkney-Park following the town’s Memorial Day Parade. The Rowayton Historical Society added the Rowayton Arts Center building, which originally housed the Reliance Hook and Ladder Company (1905-1926), to its roster of plaqued historic buildings. For more information, visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org.