ArtFish42 @ Walnut Beach
42 Naugatuck Ave
|Monday:||12 - 7|
|Wednesday:||12 - 7|
|Thursday:||12 - 7|
|Friday:||12 - 7|
|Saturday:||10 - 7|
|Sunday:||12 - 5||
What is artfish42?
It started in late 2014 with three local artists and a regular MeetUp early Friday mornings at a
coffee shop. Maybe it was caffeine, maybe it was the creative vice these three women had -
Meg Giannotti (PinkParee) had the idea to bring together local artists in a retail setting they
might not otherwise be able to afford and make a holiday season market. On little budget, little
time and even less sleep, Meg brought this idea to fruition while the other two artists, Micki
Cooke (BeachBumminGirls) and Liza Sivek (B. Enchanted Design) hustled leads on spaces,
looked up paperwork and created spreadsheets.
With the work of several other artists, an art-filled holiday pop-up shop (a temporary retail store)
called The Artist Collective became a reality with Meg as our visionary and heart & soul. It was
located in the former Sobobo Art Gallery in Walnut Beach, Milford and filled with work from
talented local artists who offered original and one-of-a-kind items. It was hugely successful and
received an outpouring of support from the building owner, the neighborhood business owners,
and a strong pull to stay from the local residents. So the "pop up" closed as planned after the
new year. Then, with a new name and business model, Artfish42 opened for business April 1,
2015 in the same location!
The group of artists involved brainstormed the new name. Artfish42 is made up of "Art" for their
purpose; "fish" representing the artists working in a "school" as a collective, as a place to teach
and learn; and as a part of the beach neighborhood that has supported them; "42" represents
their location at 42 Naugatuck Avenue.
Our shop is run by professional local artists who sell, show and work regionally and nationally.
We create art, man the shop, teach classes and run events. Meg continues to be our fearless
leader and each of us work together to make it successful. We would love to have you come
browse what we are showing this week. It's always changing, always dynamic and aways worth
a visit at Artfish42.