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Links to help you along
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Majestic Theater
Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Red Door Theatre
152 SW Westfield St
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Suffield Players
Symphony Hall and City Stage Theatre
Tobacco Valley Artist Association
Valley Repertory Company
P.O. Box 928
Enfield, CT 06083

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center uses Stowe's life and story to inspire social justice and positive change. How will Stowe inspire you?


American Association of Museums

The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. We are dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future.


Connecticut State Historian

Walter Woodward has served as Connecticut's fifth state historian since 2004.      

     The state historian is appointed by the trustees of the University of Connecticut, and is a faculty member in the UConn department of history. He or she is also assigned by the legislature to serve on a number of boards and commissions that promote, preserve, and/or research state history.In addition, the office provides information on historical matters to the media, public, and legislature, and maintains active programs of historical research & public outreach, conducting lectures, programs, and teacher education seminars throughout the state.

The Mark Twain House & Museum



CHC Heritage Resource Center

The Connecticut Humanities Council's Heritage Resource Center is designed to help museum directors, staff, and board members gain access to the most current thinking and discussion impacting our museums and historical societies today.


and this from your warm home....

Google Art Project: 'Street view' technology added to museums

By Philip Kennicott  (Washington Post)

Google is bringing its "street view" technology indoors. With the launch of the Google Art Project, announced at a press conference in London this morning, Google jumps into the online art arena with tools that will allow web surfers to move through 17 of the most prominent art galleries in the world, with the option to look more closely at individual art works, including some that will be digitized so exhaustively that individual paint strokes and hairline cracks in the surface will be visible.

 (VIDEO: Google Art Project preview)

Included among the institutions that have teamed up with Google are some of the most prestigious museums in the world. In New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Frick Collection are participating, as is the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington. Museums in London, Madrid, Moscow, Amsterdam and Florence, among others, are also contributing.

Windsor Locks State Park

Friends of the Canal

currently call for 25 signs along this scenic route.  

Animals – Birds – Fish – Flowers – History

Would you like to create the artwork / information?

Write Pat or Steve

P.O. Box 550

Suffield, CT   06078


Tobacco Valley Artist Association

Meetings are held monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month September through June, at the Somers Senior Center, 19 Battle Street, Somers. The short business meeting begins at 7pm followed by an art demonstration and refreshments.



Around SUFFIELD town

Kent Memorial Library

To register for these programs you can come to
Kent Memorial Library
50 North Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078
or call us at
860 668-3896



Beyond our town lines


Connecticut Audubon Society



The Valley Repertory Company


Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts View All Exhibits

William Benton Museum of Art

UConn – Storrs CT



The Windsor Historical Society 

WINDSOR ART CENTER at the Freight House


40 Mechanic Street, Windsor (off Rte. 159 in downtown Windsor behind CVS) or 860-688-2528


New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$7 to $9, members free - check with Kent Memorial Library for museum pass

for info -


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Gallery Phone Number: (860) 679-2000
The Celeste LeWitt Gallery is located in the main building of the

University of Connecticut Health Care Center in Farmington, CT

"Contemporary paintings with a 19th Century Feel"

Hartford - In the City

Charter Oak Cultural Center 
Art that moves the World
Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT
The Charter Oak Cultural Center, located in Hartford, Conn., is known as the state's first synagogue in 1876. It has since been restored, and has become a non-profit art resource. The cultural center offers a space for galleries, musical performances, lectures, workshops and exhibitions to help enrich the lives of area residents.

Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford

Wadsworth Atheneum

600 Main Street, Hartford


What our State gov't has to offer !

Tell your Federal and State Representatives, Senators and Govenor Malloy the Arts are important to all of us.




ˇ         Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism


Upcoming Public Art Projects


Artists interested in being considered for Art in Public Spaces commissions must submit portfolios to the Art in Public Spaces Program. Artists already registered in the Bank will automatically be considered for projects and can update their file at any time. 



Advisory Panels
CCT regularly convenes peer professionals to serve on grant review and artist selection panels in an advisory capacity.

Advisory panels are composed of professional artists, educators, arts administrators, community leaders, and others actively involved in the arts. Panelist responsibilities include reviewing applications, conducting site evaluations and advising on the selection of artwork for state-owned public buildings.

Panelists must have outstanding knowledge and professional qualifications in the arts and the ability to work well in a group. They should possess expertise in an artistic discipline, nonprofit organizational management, and/or community and public arts projects. Panelists receive a modest honorarium to cover travel and other expenses.
CCT seeks qualified individuals to serve as advisory panelists on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in serving on a review panel, or know of a qualified individual, we invite you to submit a
panelist nomination form accompanied by a resumé. Nominees will be added to CCT’s database of panelist candidates. Although we are not able to appoint every qualified nominee, we will give careful consideration to all.

Culture & Tourism Gallery

     The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism’s Gallery is dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment and visual understanding of the Commission and its constituent organizations.
     The Gallery features changing exhibitions that support the mission of CCT and directly relate to programs within the agency.
     The gallery is located at One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hartford, and is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed state holidays and between exhibitions. 


                                         Casting Calls

Registration-by-mail for Connecticut talent interested in Extra Work
Grant Wilfley Casting Connecticut satellite office is accepting mailed submissions for Connecticut talent interested in extra work on television and feature films. You can mail a recent picture and contact information to Grant Wilfley Casting - CT, 123 West 18 Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011. For more details, visit

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism’s Internship Program provides eligible college students with meaningful opportunities to apply and test their skills and knowledge in the world of work. The program provides on-the-job training in arts administration and introduces students to careers in public service.

The program:

• Augments academic learning through practical application in the workplace

• Allows students to explore professional options in their chosen fields

• Facilitates the successful transition from college to work

• Helps develop a pipeline of trained workforce in the state

• Promotes the recruitment and retention of skilled talent in Connecticut

Three competitive internships are available in each of the fall, spring, and summer terms:

• Visual Arts – learn about CCT’s Art in Public Spaces program, Connecticut Artists Collection and gallery exhibition program

• Arts in Education – learn about CCT’s Higher-Order Thinking (HOT) Schools program, Directory of Teaching Artist program, and school-organizational partnerships

• Organizational Support – learn about CCT’s programs for organizations and local arts agencies 860.256.2722 with questions.

Artist Fellowship

CCT is pleased to ofer a part-time Visual Artist fellowship open to recent college graduates with a demonstrated interest in the arts.

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) Artist Fellowship program provides support to encourage the continuing development of Connecticut’s finest creative artists who are committed to their art form and who have a demonstrated history of professional activity in the state. The program allows artists to create new work and further their careers.


To be eligible for Fellowship, artists must have previous gallery installation work experience, knowledge of proper hanging and handling of art and must demonstrate compter/database skills as well as competence in writing and editing.


The fellow will be awarded a $30,000 annual stipend with a required commitment of 30 hours a week for 50 weeks. 

Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund was established by the Legislature to stimulate the development of private sector funding resources and ensure the long-term stability of Connecticut’s arts industry by providing funding to organizations. Interest earned on the Fund's principal is distributed annually to eligible arts organizations.


Awards are calculated based on a formula designed to reward those organizations that have reported a substantial increase in the amount of private sector contributions received during the prior year. Organizations may apply funds toward capital expenses, administrative costs, programming, or to build their own endowments.


Connecticut non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organizations which have raised a minimum of $25,000 in contributions each of the last two years from non-public sources, are eligible to apply. Organizations whose primary purpose is not arts centered, and organizations which receive contributions for or provide funding to arts organizations (e.g., foundations) are not eligible.

Check the Connecticut State web page for deadlines -go to 

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Art Program
Serving Connecticut’s traditional artists and their communities
The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) serves as the state’s official traditional arts initiative. CHAP explores the rich diversity of Connecticut’s ethnic and occupational communities and artists, developing projects that help to bring their deeply rooted cultural practices and artistic expressions to wider public attention. Our collaborative work fosters preservation of traditions by encouraging tradition bearers to continue and pass on their unique cultural knowledge. Our public projects enhance understanding of the artists, art forms, histories, values, and sense of place that define Connecticut and its communities. For more information visit

Southern Connecticut
Florence Griswold Museum
98 Lyme Street, Old Lyme CT
Check for a free museum pass at Kent Memorial Library.

 Slater Memorial Museum

108 Crescent Street

Norwich, CT



Regional Opportunities:

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) 
New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to nonprofit organizations based in New England for community-related activities by select performing artists from outside of their own state.  For questions regarding the NEST Program please contact or call 617.951.0010 x533.