Rowayton Arts Center

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853.

(203) 866-2744. Located on the banks of the Five Mile River, is a non-profit organization with more than 400 members. RAC annually spotlights artwork in all media during monthly exhibitions and shows plus a Holiday Gift Show. Admission to exhibitions and opening receptions is free. Throughout the year, adults and youth can explore their artistic talents during classes and workshops in the RAC Art School's well-equipped upstairs studio and at outdoor locations. Activities also include lectures and demonstrations by outstanding professional artists, musical performances and special events. Tues. - Sat. noon - 5, Sun. 1 – 4. Closed Sun. and Mon. in Jan.-Mar.

Rowayton Historical Society

177 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853.

I-95 Ex. 11S/12N. (203) 831-0136. Learn the fascinating history of a small maritime village on Long Island Sound when visiting this historic house musuem. Exhibits focus on when oystering was the main industry, boats were powered by sail, and visitors came by train, trolley and steamer to Rowayton's Roton Point Amusement Park. Exhibits include archives, memorabilia and artwork. By appt.