Thank you for your interest in the Visual Arts Program at the Darien Arts Center. I am the new Visual Arts Director. Before joining the team here, I worked at MoMA and Christie’s Auction House in Arts Management. I am thrilled to kick off our exciting 2018/19 season and to share my experience with and love of art with all of you.

As director, I am looking forward to working with our team of instructors to grow our program and continue to provide our community with the highest caliber art classes. Whether you are already an artist or a beginner, the DAC Visual Arts Program offers a unique opportunity to work with superb instructors on learning the fundamentals of art and refining existing skills. The instructors provide individual attention to each student and our classes cover a wide range of subjects including painting, drawing, print making, photography and cartooning.

In addition, I am excited to lead the bi-annual Darien Art show this spring, which invites local artists to exhibit their work. Prizes are offered, donated by local merchants, and it is a wonderful way to showcase the talented artists in our community.

This year we have some wonderful new teachers, classes and workshops for all ages and we are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students to the program. Thank you for your support and participation as we continue to share the importance and beauty of art with the Darien community.


Emily Altman