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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 info@oxfordculturalarts.org.

RSVP Now for the ACC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!

The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region will mark its 10th Anniversary Year with a special Out for Art event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Palace Theater’s Poli Club in Waterbury. The evening will include art exhibits, exciting performances, recognition of longtime supporters of the ACC, refreshments, and socializing to celebrate arts and culture in our region.

Click here to register for the 10th Anniversary Out for Art. Tickets are $10.

If you would like to show your support for the ACC and help us continue to promote, connect, collaborate, and advocate for the arts in the Waterbury area, consider a 10th Anniversary seasonal or event sponsorship. Click here for details, or contact the ACC at 203-757-0701, ext. 316, dploch@waterburyregionarts.com or kmellitt@waterburyregionarts.com.

Thank you to our 10th Anniversary Event Sponsors: The Arts & Tourism Commission of the City of Waterbury (Directors’ Circle Sponsor); Martland Management, Inc. and Palace Theater (Artists’ Guild Sponsors); Bradshaw Chrysler Jeep (Actors’ Alliance Sponsor); and Joan Pilarczyk (Patron). We appreciate your support!

Help the ACC Kick Off Our 10th Anniversary Season with a Free Concert!

Please join the Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) and Main Street Waterbury for a free concert featuring The Fulton American Band along with Waterbury’s Valley Chordsmen on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. in the Waterbury Arts Magnet School Courtyard, 16 South Elm Street in Waterbury. The concert is made possible with support from the Arts & Tourism Commission, City of Waterbury, and the Musicians Performance Trust Fund.

Both musical groups have long, impressive histories. The Fulton American Band is the oldest continually running concert band in the United States, and the Valley Chordsmen are an all-male a cappella chorus established in 1947. Don’t miss this opportunity to see them perform in downtown Waterbury.

The concert is the first in a series of special events recognizing the ACC’s 10th Anniversary Year. We hope you will be there to begin our season of celebration, as we continue to promote, connect, collaborate and advocate for the arts in our region.

Fulton American Band

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.

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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.

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