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Connecticut Open House Day was a Success!
Connecticut Open House Day, now in its 17th year, is an annual event held on the second Saturday of June.
The purpose of this event is to inspire Connecticut residents to learn about all the experiences in their own backyard, anticipating that this will convert them into ambassadors who will recommend these experiences to other visitors. The state heavily promotes this event and typically enjoys significant press coverage each year.
Connecticut Tourism Business Partners sent this update:
Thanks for Making the 17th Annual Connecticut Open House Day a Success!
This year, over 140 tourism attractions across the state—from museums, arts and cultural venues, and historical sites to nature centers, farms, and galleries—participated in the annual Open House Day event!
After a difficult year and a half, it was wonderful to see so many properties open and offering in-person or virtual experiences to Connecticut residents.
It’s a positive sign of things to come this summer tourism season!
Here are a few highlights from the State of Connecticut’s Open House Day promotion:
- We secured over 65 media placements in print, online, and broadcast (TV/radio) media, generating over 55 million earned media impressions.
- We generated 363,876 social media impressions and 7,495 social media engagements.
- The Open House Day web page received thousands of hits, generating traffic to partners’ individual websites.
For more things to do this summer throughout Connecticut, visit: https://www.ctvisit.com/
Glass Source Studios Expansion and Ribbon Cutting Event
WHEN: Ribbon Cutting: Friday May 14th, 2021 at 1:00pm.
WHAT: Glass Source Studios of Seymour invites members of the business community,
residential community, friends, and family to their official ribbon cutting and celebration of their
expansion. Other invited guests include: Senator Blumenthal, Seymour First Selectwoman,
Annmarie Drugonis, Bill Purcell, President of the Greater Valley Chamber. Join us for
WHERE: Glass Source Studios
18 Bank Street Suite 101
Seymour, CT 06483
WHY: Glass Source Studios has recently expanded their space to allow for more classes and a
larger gallery and studio space. They will be offering more socially-distanced classes, including
Kids Summer Programming. After moving to Seymour 4 years ago, we have grown our
business thanks to the support of our local community.
WHO: Owner, Michael Skrtic, and Studio Manager, Alexandra Capaldo
With a strong team, and quality offerings, the studio has become a notable stained glass studio,
a full learning center, and a gallery and gift shop. Glass Source Studios specializes in
restoration and preservation of stained and leaded glass, and have worked on notable projects
such as Tiffany and Armstrong windows and many of the stained glass windows on Yale
Glass Source Studios recently added a Saturday morning stained glass class and are currently
running classes 6 days a week. The new expansion includes more studio and classroom space,
and a larger gallery which highlights in-house creations, along with products from Connecticut-
based artists and businesses such as fused glass pieces by Heidrun Glass Creations, driftwood
animal sculptures by Joan Pollak, and candles and body care products by Little Bee of CT.
For more information call (203) 888-1616 email: [email protected]
or visit our website at www.theglasssource.com
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Thank You for Participating in the Flying Ivories Event!
The dueling piano sensation, The Flying Ivories, were BACK by Popular Demand on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. to help raise some much-needed funds for the arts. This special virtual performance was supported by dueling sponsors, Ion Bank and Drew International. The event also showcased the culmination of an online fundraising auction, sponsored by Post University, featuring art, performance and products of ACC members and supporting businesses.
THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets, submitted song requests and donations, participated in the auction and supported us at all levels!
Cultural Grants Webinar Presented by Congresswoman Jahana Hayes’ Office