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!
Emerging Irish Artist Shares Love of Home in her Photography BY MARION LYNOTT | JAN 11, 2019 Marion Lynott’s heritage inspires her art and allows her to convey the feelings of home wherever she travels. Marion grew up on a small farm in Glenmore,...read more
Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum Posted by Antonia Schachter | January 9, 2019 To our Non-Profit and affiliated Members:Fairfield County’s Community Foundation will host its Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum, which is consistently one of...read more
R.E.A.D.I Talk with Christopher Brown Posted by Antonia Schachter | January 8, 2019 R.E.A.D.I Talk with Christopher Brown, The State House, 310 State Street, New HavenWednesday, January 16, 20197:00 - 9:00 pmOn January 16 at The State House in New...read more
Make Music Day!! Posted by Antonia Schachter | January 9, 2019 Make Music Day will return to Connecticut on June 21, 2019! If you are interested in administering a Make Music Day program in your area, please register now to attend an informational...read more
CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES by Antonia Schachter | January 3, 2019 About Creative Conversations Creative Conversations is a professional development series being offered by the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)...read more
Accessible Art in Danbury and Bethel features local artists and venues By Antonia Schachter | January 3, 2019 Accessible Art in Danbury and Bethel Surrealism, expressionism, realism and interpretations of nature are reflected in the latest...read more
Brookfield Craft Center Receives Major Grants by Antonia Schachter | Nov 29, 2018 State, Foundation, and Corporate support Create New Opportunities for GrowthBrookfield, CT – The Brookfield Craft Center (BCC) is pleased to acknowledge receiving...read more
Sea Tea Comedy Theater by Antonia Schachter | Nov 21, 2018 On December 12, 2018 at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, COA will present its first R.E.A.D.I. Talks, a 1:1 in-depth conversation with World Touring DJ and Radio Personality DJ Meechie.The...read more
R.E.A.D.I. NOW: Talk Series by Antonia Schachter | Nov 21, 2018 R.E.A.D.I.Now is a video series of intimate master classes by young creative professionals in Connecticut who are making an impact and blazing a trail for their generation and future...read more
Building Up Connecticut's Art Workforce by Antonia Schachter | Nov 21, 2018 Building Up Connecticut’s Art Workforce: Young Creative Professionals & Creative Start Ups is part of COA’s Creative Conversations series.This will be a fishbowl-style...read more
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...read more
Community coalescence: Danbury artist’s Mosaic heART Project finds a perch at Dorothy Day Amy Salerno | October 28, 2018 It’s an art whose power lies in the sum of its parts, made whole through a creative medium, or bond. The process behind mosaic...read more