The ACC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration was a Hit!

The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region marked its 10th Anniversary Year with a special Out for Art event on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Palace Theater’s Poli Club in Waterbury. The evening included art exhibits, exciting performances, recognition of longtime supporters of the ACC, refreshments, and socializing to celebrate arts and culture in our region.

We will share some photos very soon. In the meantime, we want to say thank you to our 10th Anniversary Event Sponsors: The Arts & Tourism Commission of the City of Waterbury and Ion Bank (Directors’ Circle Sponsors); Martland Management Inc., Palace Theater, and Waterbury Regional Chamber (Artists’ Guild Sponsors); Black Hog Brewery, Bradshaw Chrysler Jeep, Eder Brothers Inc., Main Street Waterbury, Traver IDC, The Village at East Farms, and Wesson Energy (Actors’ Alliance Sponsors); and Joan Pilarczyk (Patron).

Thank you to all who attended. We appreciate your support!

Fall/Holiday Events Brochure is Available!

The Arts & Culture Collaborative’s Fall/Holiday Events Brochure is available. Go to the Upcoming Events link on this website or look for a printed copy at various locations in our service area, including libraries, historical societies, theaters, and arts venues. If you’d like one mailed to you, contact us at or 203-757-0701, Ext. 316.

Use the brochure to help plan your cultural calendar for the fall and holiday season through December 31. With a variety of wonderful options to choose from, we are sure you will find opportunities to support and enjoy the arts in the Waterbury region throughout the season!

Call to Artists and Crafters

The Oxford Cultural Arts Commission is taking applications for entry into the 45th Annual Oxford Arts & Crafts Show. The show will take place at Oxford Center School on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and an application, please email

Community Celebrates New “Greetings from…Waterbury” Mural

Waterbury’s new “Greetings from…” mural debuted at a summer block party on the evening of July 7. Some light rain didn’t dampen the festivities, as people enjoyed music, food, drink, classic cars, and the chance to meet mural artists Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs. The mural, created in the style of a vintage postcard and featuring iconic Waterbury images–including Holy Land, brass buttons, and the Republican-American clock tower, among others–is part of the artists’ nationwide Greetings Tour. The new landmark is located at the bottom of Field Street, highly visible from I-84 and a gateway to the city and downtown.

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(From left to right) Lisa Beggs, artist; Diane Ploch, ACC administrator; Victor Ving, artist beneath the new "Greetings from...Waterbury" mural at the bottom of Field Street. (From left to right) Lisa Beggs, artist; Diane Ploch, ACC administrator; Victor Ving, artist, beneath the new “Greetings from…Waterbury” mural at the bottom of Field Street.

Our Mission

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.

P.O. Box 1469
Waterbury CT 06721

83 Bank Street, 4th Floor
Waterbury CT 06702
203-757-0701 (Ext 316)

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