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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Spring Open House

Spring Open House BY BROOKFIELD CRAFT CENTER | MAY 7, 2019 The Brookfield Craft Center’s 8 studios will be open for demonstrations and showcase learning opportunities and commitment to fine crafts in Brookfield. On May 18th, 2019 from 12-5 pm, art enthusiasts can...

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Freed Formats: the book reconsidered

After 2 1/2 years of planning and curating, Freed Formats: the book reconsidered opened March 30 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Eight venues in total participating. The Mark Twain Library will host a closing reception on Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm.

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