Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Stay inside with some Arts & Culture!

The NEW Events Guide is OUT!

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We hope your new year is off to a great start!  While it may be cold outside, we’ve got plenty of great things for you to do indoors! Check out our Winter 2020 Events Guide. It’s got Arts & Culture info of our members for the next 3 months of the new year. 

  • Take a class! We have several pARTners offering anything from Colored Pencil to Stained Glass Workshops. 
  • Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution! Maybe you’ve decided to get moving? Did you know the Mattatuck Museum, the Palace Theater and Earthship Tattoo Studios offer yoga and other fitness classes and Brass City Ballet offers adult Tap classes! Maybe writing is something you’ve resolved to do in the New Year. Artsplace in Southbury has a Writers’ Loft and offers many instructional options as well as writing clubs.  
  • Taste Connecticut-made food, wine, beer and spirits; take a tour, watch a play, build a glass suncatcher, learn to sketch your pet, see a show about drunk nuns, get dating advice . . .  the possibilities are endless!

You’re bound to find something you’d love to do or learn in our guide.



Thank You for Supporting our Pop-Up Marketplace!

Holiday Pop up artisan Marketplace
Thank you to all those who came out to support local artisans and do a little — or a LOT — of holiday shopping! Our Holiday Pop-Up Artisan Marketplace in collaboration with Arts Escape in Southbury was a fun event featuring one-of-a-kind gifts, light refreshments, festive piano music, as well as chances to win artisan gifts.

Highlights included:  Linda Nelson Stocks calendars, cards, and prints; punch needle craft by Ellie Boyd; holiday ornaments and gift tags by Lorraine Chapin; jewelry by Lee Graham; dot artistry by Faith Vicinanza; children’s books and original watercolors by Betty Ann Medeiros; Arts Escape gift certificates, art supplies and cards; caricature artist Judy Tourangeau; Uniquely Yours Photography; soaps and candles by Nutmeg Soap Works.

Take a look at Arts Escape’s events/classes here.

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Pictures from the ‘ACC Presents The Flying Ivories’

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Ten Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Leonardo da Vinci

leonardo da vinviWe thought we’d mark the 500th year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci by filling you in on some strange facts about the man and his works. Also, just so you know, in the event you are heading to France, there will be an exhibit at the Louvre celebrating the 500th year since his death. The exhibit opened Oct. 24th, but don’t fret, you have a little time; it runs through Feb. 24, 2020. It will include some 160 pieces that are borrowed from Italy, UK and elsewhere that include Da Vinci masterpieces, studies and scientific sketches, and some pieces by other artists in his realm. There will also be a very special virtual reality exhibit that uncovers some of  the story behind the most famous “Mona Lisa.”


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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)