Party at the Palace on Friday, May 13! One location – six different parties: Beer Garden & Band on the loading dock, Tuscan Lounge & Wine Bar in the Grand Foyer; Kickin Country Bar in the Mezzanine; Broadway Cabaret in the Poli Club; Dancing & Drinks on the Stage; Dueling Pianos in the Orchestra Lobby. Price of $75 includes all six options, two drink tickets and plentiful food stations. www.palacetheaterct.org
Thank you to all who donated to the Arts & Culture Collaborative — and other local arts organizations and non-profits — during Give Local! Hosted online on May 3-5, 2016 by the Connecticut Community Foundation, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills brought in a record $1.2 million for over 200 local non-profits throughout the region.
Donors gave a total of $1,120 to the ACC.
Every dollar donated during the event will be stretched with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and generous Give Local sponsors. We thank Artist and ACC Member Ted Martland for being a $500 matching sponsor for the ACC! The ACC’s final amount with the bonus funds will be determined soon.
Thanks again for your generosity!
The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, recently held its annual meeting to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, elect new governing council members and officers, and look ahead to its upcoming 10th Anniversary Year. Jeff Dunn of Landmark Community Theatre in Thomaston was elected chair, taking over for Frank Tavera of the Palace Theater, who held the position for four years. For a complete list of the 2016-2017 Governing Council, please click here.
The Waterbury Public Art Committee (WPAC) and the Arts and Culture Collaborative (ACC) invite you to join us as Waterbury becomes part of the nationwide “Greetings Tour” (see greetingstour.com). Since April 2015 mural artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs have been creating interactive murals that have become instant landmarks across the country. Inspired by vintage postcards, the large murals feature the name of each city in big block letters with different images of the city and its culture inside the letters.
Working together with these artists, we will capture our hometown pride and spark the interest of visitors and tourists by creating a new Waterbury landmark at a prominent gateway to the city and downtown. The mural will be located at the bottom of Field Street, a well-trafficked location, highly visible from I-84, great for visitor photos, and with nearby space for pop-up outdoor events.
The Arts & Culture Collaborative was created to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region as a central component of furthering economic and cultural development and to enhance the quality of life for our residents.
Find out more about the ACC. Join us as a member. Help us to spread the word about the high quality of artistic life in our region by participating in the programs of the ACC. This collaboration works through open dialog, so contact us for more information or to receive our regular events publications.