News & Updates
Immaculate High School invites the public to view its Virtual Fine Arts Festival, a new and unique program that will showcase the artistic and musical talents of IHS students and allow you to immerse yourself in galleries of original art, music, skits, magic and more. The Virtual Fine Arts Festival can be viewed at that time or anytime
So much has happened since the beginning of the year. It seems we are moving at an ever-faster clip towards a new reality. It is a reality fraught with uncertainties and anxieties about a virus that has held us hostage for months. But it is also a reality filled with hope and bold aspirations …
The Key Bookstore is a fully interactive bookstore experience.
Founded by Khamani Harrison, The Key engages readers through curation, activities, subscriptions, events, and community engagement.
Library of Congress Presents: Carla Hayden & Lonnie Bunch – Cultural Institutions at Times of Social Unrest
Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, and Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, discuss the future of their institutions and how they remain accessible and relevant during a period of global pandemic coupled with nationwide protests against injustice.
“Hear You, Hear Me” Virtual Programs Feature Conversations on Race in America from the Library of Congress
These presentations will premiere with closed captions on both the Library’s Facebook page and YouTube site, and will be available for viewing afterwards at those sites and on the Library of Congress website
CT Poet Rayon Lennon, a finalist for poetry at the 2017 CT Book Awards, was recently featured in the Southern Connecticut State University Alumni Magazine. He talks about speaking the truth of the times through his poetry.
The western Connecticut arts sector was already struggling in a world turned upside down by the coronavirus shutdown, when creatives were confronted with a world turned inside out by civil unrest.
In response, Lisa Scails, executive director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in Danbury, is inviting creatives from the 10-town region of greater Danbury to help lead the transformation protestors say the nation needs.
The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Margaret Gibson, Poet Laureate of Connecticut, has been awarded a grant of $50,000 as part of the 2020 Poet Laureate Fellowship program.
Sunday, June 21, is Make Music Day! We welcome ALL musicians to participate virtually, or in person (outdoors following social distancing and safety guidelines).
What fuels a vibrant, connected and creative community? What makes people feel good about living in Danbury? When locals share the creativity that they uncover in the nooks and crannies of their community it brings about connectivity and makes us all feel good.
This much seems clear: We must change.
Artists and arts administrators will not single-handedly heal and improve our country, but we can help to move through these times with greater clarity, direction, and purpose. In fact, we believe creative leaders MUST be involved, must be at the forefront of the messaging, of the change in culture. And we must lead by example.
Social movements and the arts community often go hand-in-hand, as illustrated by arts institutions across the country calling for change and calling for justice over social media.