The New Canaan Society for the Arts operates The Betty Barker Gallery at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park. It holds several annual exhibitions a year, including the judged Photography Show in February, the juried Spectrum Show in April and the Annual Members Show during September. Invitational exhibitions are held during the rest of the year. 

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 203-972-1895 or visit Admission is free. 

The Silvermine Galleries is a complex of five galleries presenting more than 20 shows a year. The highly regarded Art of the Northeast is offered each spring. Free artists’ talks are held each Friday at 12:30 p.m. and once a month on a Wednesday evening at 6:30. Visitors are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Silvermine Arts Guild at 203-966-5617. 

Heather Gaudio Fine Art Gallery, located at 21 South Avenue, specializes in both emerging and established artists, offering works on paper, photography, painting and sculpture. The gallery also offers a full range of art advisory services. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more, call 203-801-9590 or visit