Shoreline Arts Trails, Grows, Flourishes

by Jenn McCulloch, Zip06

More than 16 years ago, Barbara Shulman-Kirwin and a group of five other local artists teamed up to form the Shoreline ArtsTrail. The first year, six artists made a postcard that was sent to their family and friends encouraging visits to an open-studio weekend. The next year, seven more artists joined the trail and now with the 17th annual Shoreline ArtsTrail open studios weekend to be held on Nov. 10 and 11, the trail has grown to include 40 artists throughout Branford, Guilford, and Madison.

“It’s been wonderful to help create it and watch it flourish and grow over the years,” said Shulman-Kirwin. “We’re trying to support each other and help each other grow as artists while letting the community know we’re here and doing our creative process throughout the year.”