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Everything You Need To Do In Hartford by August 5


It’s the last week of July, and that means in a few short months the words “polar vortex” and “snow” will be part of our daily vernacular again (shudder). All of that said, you’ll want to spend as much time enjoying the outdoors, Read more

Neighborhood Studios Career Skills: Social Media & Networking for Artists


Sea Tea Improv performs a skit for the apprentices at Neighborhood Studios

As artists, we know a little thing or two about DIY, after all we pretty much invented the term. It makes sense then that we would wear many hats when working professionally.  Whether that means building our brand, pitching our own work, or marketing ourselves on social media. That’s why we invited Sea Tea Improv, Hartford’s favorite improv comedians, to share their expertise on social media and networking to the apprentices at Neighborhood Studios, the Arts Council’s summer arts education program for teens. Read more

Q&A: Amistad Center for Art & Culture



As one of the most diverse metropolitan areas, Hartford offers a piece of culture for everyone. The Amistad Center for Art and Culture, a fixture in Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  since 1987, celebrates current and historical African art and culture through various educational programs. One of the ways in which the Amistad does this is through Neighborhood Studios, the Arts Council’s summer arts education program for teens in Greater Hartford. Read more

Creativity is Key to Workplace Wellness

Now that workplace campaigns are wrapped up for the season, we have some time to research new ideas to revamp our Arts Breaks for the next season.  The more I research, the more I learn about the connection between creativity and workplace wellness.  Artistic outlets really do make a difference in a company, both for employees’ benefit and for the company’s long-term sustainability. Read more

Everything You Need To Do In Hartford By July 29


The Graveyard at Mark Twain House

There’s no better way to get to know a city than to immerse yourself – we’re talking literally –  in its  food, art, culture, and heritage. And, with Taste of Hartford going on this week, there’s probably no better week to do just that.  Read more

Phoenix Rises With Their Campaign Creativity

Phoenix Wealth Management is an artistic fixture in the Greater Hartford arts community, and that’s not just because of their unique boat-shaped office building that adds beauty to the Hartford skyline.  Phoenix employees have been huge supporters of the United Arts Campaign for many years, raising funds for the Greater Hartford arts, heritage, and cultural institutions throughout the community.  This year’s workplace campaign just may have been our most creative and engaging campaign of the season.  Just look at these pictures, and you’ll see what I mean! Read more

Q&A: Mark Twain House & Museum


Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) is best known for his humorous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but what you probably didn’t know Read more

Everything You Need to Do in Hartford By July 22


If there’s one thing Hartford is best known for it’s live jazz, and this week we’ve got a chock-full of smooth sounds from Monday Night Jazz to the 23rd annual Greater Hartford Jazz Festival, which kicks off this weekend.  Read more

Everything You Need To Do In Hartford By July 15th


The fireworks may have started last weekend but they’re not ending anytime soon thanks to Riverfest and the Talcott Mountain Music Festival coming up this weekend.  We’ve got everything you need to plan your weekend from art exhibits and cocktails to movies under the stars and painting. Bring your kids, bring your friends, or just bring yourself. Read on for more.  Read more

Getting To Know Ed Johnetta Miller


Ed Johnetta Miller with Grants Administrator, Jose Feliciano, at the opening of “Jazz Tones”

You can’t have a discussion about fiber art without mentioning Ed Johnetta Miller. The award-winning and internationally acclaimed fiber artist has been an inspiration to a swath of artists who create ornate works of art using textiles. Read more


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