Thank you for joining us for “Kaleidoscope” on March 27!

Finding a unique way to bring like-minded creative individuals together in an engaging format was the spark that drew Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) Governing Council members Sheree Marcucci and Douglas Bibbey together to plan   “Kaleidoscope,” which was a smashing success with over 125 people in attendance!  The networking and performance event for the creative community and its followers took place on Tues., March 27  at Woodbury Brewing Company in Woodbury.


ACC Spring Events Calendar is Here!

Our printed ACC Spring 2018 Events publication appeared as a glossy booklet-type supplement in the Republican-American newspaper on April 4.  Supplies are available to display in your business or organization — or to receive by mail.  You will also find free copies in arts and culture venues, libraries and businesses throughout the region.

The Spring 2018 supplement features ACC member-submitted events and programming from April 5 to June 30, as well as arts news and highlights.

For more information, please contact the ACC office at 203-757-0701, Ext. 316 or email

New Arts Hero Announced!

The CT Office of the Arts informed the Arts & Culture Collaborative office that Calida Jones who was chosen as the new Arts Hero for the Greater Waterbury Region.  Calida is the Artistic Director of Bravo Waterbury! , an El Sistema-inspired education initiative of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in Waterbury.  We’ll have more about Calida and the award soon.

The Arts Hero Awards honor Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary things in, for or through the arts.  The Connecticut Office of the Arts 2018 Arts Hero Awards theme is RESILIENCY!  An Arts Hero is being named in each of the nine regional service organizations serving the arts throughout the state.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 as part of Connecticut Arts Day 2018!

Thank you for your nominations!  Congratulations Calida!!

Choir Members Welcome

The ACC welcomes the Music Department and Choir of the First Congregational Church of Waterbury as an ACC member. Stewart W. Crouse is Director of Music at the church and invites anyone who enjoys singing or sharing their musical talents, while participating in fellowship and fun to join them. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Waterbury, located at 222 West Main Street.  For more information please call 203-757-0331.


Member Spotlight on Georgia Sheron

Meet Georgia Sheron

Professional Photographer and Published Author

Georgia Sheron has been involved in the creative world for over 40 years, working in the world of fashion design, operating art galleries, teaching art at St. Margaret’s McTernan School in Waterbury (now Chase Collegiate), doing freelance photography and being involved with magazine journalism.

In 1992 Georgia opened a professional photography studio business in the Old Pin Shop in Oakville. For more than 20 years, she produced children’s portraits, wedding photographs, commercial work, and editorial pieces in this studio. Georgia closed her studio in 2014 and now exhibits her fine art photography in museums, libraries, and galleries. Georgia’s work continues to be shown at Southbury Library, the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck, and the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury.