All across Connecticut, young artists are moving into rehabbed old buildings, setting up creative new businesses and bringing new life to their communities. I’d like to share two examples.

In Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood, factories and warehouses have been converted into apartments and commercial space. A new CPTV series called “The Parkville Sessions” tells this story through the eyes of some of the musicians who now call Parkville home.

But it’s not just a city thing. In Litchfield, the former Bantam Switch Factory has been renovated and converted into commercial space for artists and artisans. Today, the occupants of the Bantam Arts Factory are helping draw younger people to this rural town. “Arts means business,” says Jocelyn Ayer of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments.

Click the links below and get a sample of the exciting things arts are making happen in our communities!

The Parkville Sessions, Bantam Arts Factory, Bantam revitalization

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Calling All Chefs!

Calling All Chefs!

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Todd Alfa Romero of Danbury is holding an inaugural The Art of Plating event on Friday evening, July 29th, 2022, highlighting the culinary arts and showcasing local chefs and eateries at Todd Alfa Romeo of Danbury. We’re looking for culinary experts to share their most delicious dish and elevate the culinary experience for our guests.

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