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