The mission of Ridgefield Streams is to provide the arts and cultural organizations of Ridgefield a mutually supported digital landing platform on which to inform the public about their work. Recognizing that, especially in times of social isolation, communities need to stay connected.
ACT of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) not for profit theater which produces and presents limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway musicals and plays, as well as world-premiere productions. We are professional Equity theatre company, housed in its own state-of-the-art facility in Ridgefield bringing Broadway caliber theatre to our community by tapping into the world-class talent that is close to home. Experience the best of Broadway without leaving your backyard.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is dedicated to fostering the work of innovative artists whose interpretations of the world around us serve as a platform to encourage creative thinking. The Museum engages its diverse audiences with thought-provoking, interdisciplinary exhibitions, and programs. The Museum is one of the few independent, non-collecting institutions in the country and the only museum in Connecticut solely dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art.
Art in Common works through the arts and art therapy to connect with community members, promote wellbeing, and engender healthy self-expression. We actively support poets, artists, and other non-profits in their mission and purpose. We promote creativity, increase community awareness around important social issues and foster connection across diverse populations.
The Ridgefield Chorale is a mixed chorus dedicated to performing works of quality from the whole range of repertoire, striving for the utmost excellence in execution with the aim of enjoyment for singers and audience. The Ridgefield Chorale, a contemporary music singing group whose 70+ members hail from Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York, is known for its vocal excellence.
The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dance school, is nationally recognized as a “distinguished, high achieving, pre-professional performing arts school” that “nurtures young dance artists in strong movement technique.” We are dedicated to educating and encouraging students to become knowledgeable, passionate, thinking artists.
Family owned and operated, the Enchanted Garden has been one of the area’s premier arts education centers since 1997. Our inter-disciplinary school offers classes in music, dance, and theater; individual voice and instrument instruction; summer programs & workshops; and early childhood programs including, parent-child music, twos preschool prep, gym, yoga, summer camps, and our International Preschool.
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is a regional and community-based art organization that promotes the visual arts and arts education by providing high quality gallery space for exhibition, art classes for children and adults, opportunities for artist-in residency programs, opportunities for special curated exhibitions, art lectures on-site and in collaboration with other cultural organizations, and collaborations with other cultural organizations in and around Ridgefield.
HamletHub’s mission is to connect each member of the community to all the things that make each community thrive. HamletHub does this by providing a safe local social network that fills the huge demand for local information no longer supplied by newspapers. This is the glue that strengthens communities and enables small businesses, nonprofits and residents to thrive and connect.
The Ridgefield Historical Society’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and foster public knowledge of Ridgefield’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage. The Historical Society is committed to expanding educational programs and bolstering our public reach at the Scott House, the Peter Parley Schoolhouse, and in collaboration with local institutions. The Historical Society maintains state-of-the-art archives, which serve as the principal repository for Ridgefield’s historic documents, images, and artifacts.
As the town’s most historic site, KTM&HC invites visitors to explore 300 years of American history by connecting the stories of the people who lived here to contemporary life, including their meaning for citizenship and civic culture. Over 10,000 people set foot on the campus annually to take a museum tour, visit an exhibition, stroll the gardens, attend a family fun day, or gather for a social event.
The Ridgefield Library anticipates and meets the evolving needs of our community. We are an essential partner and the place where people go to discover, question, learn and connect. The award-winning Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, CT has served as a community destination for all ages and as a vital resource for over 100 years.
Lounsbury House, a Ridgefield landmark since 1896, is the perfect place to celebrate life’s memorable events. This stately mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1896 by Phineas Lounsbury, a former Governor of Connecticut. We are committed, in collaboration with the town’s citizens and organizations, to preserving Lounsbury House, Ridgefield’s historic community center, for the use and benefit of all.
Ridgefield Music Matters exists to support and advocate for music programs in the Ridgefield Public Schools (RPS). We promote these goals by fundraising to provide equipment or experiences beyond the scope of the RPS budget and we organize events and share news to build awareness around the value of strong music programs in RPS for the entire Ridgefield community.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts center that hosts more than 250 live shows annually. The Playhouse offers all aspects of the performing arts: Broadway, Cabaret, Classical, Comedy, Country, Bluegrass, Live Interviews, Jazz, Movies, Rock, Singer-Songwriters, Dance, Opera & World Music, with the mission to entertain, enrich and educate our community and surrounding areas and to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Ridgefield Rangers are volunteers who help the Conservation Commission take care of Ridgefield open spaces. Rangers often live close to open spaces, enjoy them and want to help maintain them. Rangers keep trails clear of limbs and other debris, maintain the painted blazes that mark the trails and report conditions and issues to the commission.
The RPAC Gallery is a storefront retail gallery along with an extensive collection of online offerings from our Resident Artists. We provide a wonderful space on Main Street with high visibility and foot traffic, in the middle of downtown Ridgefield, CT for artists to showcase their work. Our goal everyday is to help our resident artists with anything they may need to reach as many people as possible. We pride ourselves on the many different styles and media our artists work in, as we believe in maintaining a rich and diverse collection of works for the community to enjoy. If you see a work of art that you would like to view in person, our storefront gallery will set up a private showing of any exhibiting artist’s work.
RPAC Art Center is here to provide the working, emerging, and student artists the support and resources to promote success.
RPAC Academy creates a comprehensive preparatory program for both higher art education and career readiness. Our qualified instructors are helping students become studio artists, illustrators, and graphic designers.
RPAC Art Center and Academy is now offering Online Courses and FREE tutorials.
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional orchestra founded in 1964. The RSO performs orchestral concerts at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium and at The Ridgefield Playhouse, and smaller chamber concerts in diverse venues throughout Ridgefield and surrounding towns. The RSO also engages the community through music related outreach programs. Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of the citizens of Ridgefield and surrounding communities by presenting orchestral concerts of the highest artistic quality.
SPHERE’s mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of adults with disabilities through education, recreation and the arts while fostering and nurturing relationships between our members and our communities. Our goal is to provide recreational, educational and cultural programs to improve the quality of life for our SPHERE members and our community.
Founded in 2002, the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra organization provides talented young musicians in the regional Connecticut and New York area with exceptional learning and performance opportunities, while fostering an awareness and appreciation of the enjoyment and power of music. Together the three primary WCYO ensembles–Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble–consist of nearly 100 musicians age ten to eighteen.
The Woodcock NatureCenter, which is the only nature center dedicated to serving Ridgefield and Wilton, has been a resource to residents since 1972. Over the past 46 years Woodcock has grown to provide educational programming for over 4,000 learners of all ages each year including school field trips, our popular summer camp and enrichment programs, which support our educational efforts by immersing children in direct experiences with nature.