Cancellations and Postponements of ACC Member Events
Given the current situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and related regulations and recommendations from government and health officials, a number of our Arts & Culture Collaborative members are postponing or canceling events in the interest of community safety and health. You will find a list below in alphabetical order of organization/venue. On behalf of our members, thank you for your understanding and patience! Stay healthy.
For more information from the State of Connecticut, please visit portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
BEFORE ATTENDING AN EVENT:
Here are some steps you can take (from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) if you are going to be out in public.
Following (click “Read more . . .”) are the updates we know so far. Your best bet before attending any of the events in our ACC event guide or listed in our online calendar is to contact the venue/organization directly by calling them or visiting their website or Facebook page to see if there are any updates.
Thank You for Supporting our Pop-Up 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.
Watch for the Return of the “The Flying Ivories!”
On Nov. 14, 2019, the Arts & Culture Collaborative hosted the dueling piano
sensation, “The Flying Ivories” at Vyne Restaurant & Bar in Middlebury.
It was a fun evening and a successful fundraiser.
Due to popular demand, we plan to bring the Flying Ivories back on
Nov. 12, 2020. So, mark your calendars and watch for more details.
In the meantime, you can re-live this past November’s event.
Click the arrow in the grey box below to cycle through the images.
It’s Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary!
On August 15, 1969, almost half of a million-people waited on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York for the Woodstock Music Festival to begin. This week, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of this event with daily Woodstock trivia August 15, 16, and 17.
Here are the answers to the questions previously asked on our Facebook page.
1. Richie Havens was the performer to open up the Woodstock music festival.
2. The Woodstock festival took place in Bethel, NY
3. Before it was decided to make admission free, tickets cost $7
Here are more interesting tidbits (stories, photos and videos) regarding then and now.
Remembering Georgia Sheron
“Life without art…is unimaginative and out of touch with emotions.” Those are words from ACC member Georgia Sheron, who passed away at the end of January.
On June 29, a special memorial was held to honor Georgia, an accomplished photographer. From family and friends to photographers and musicians, almost 200 people came from near and far to pay tribute to this special, talented woman with a bohemian streak! The day ended with a sunset you might call a photographer’s dream.
For more about Georgia, please click here and read a member spotlight article from the ACC archives.