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

The NEW Events Guide is OUT!

Front Cover

Image 1 of 5

In between your New Years’ day-off, binge-watch ritual, be sure to pick up the Waterbury Republica-American Newspaper and look for the hard copy of our Winter 2020 Events Guide. It’s got all the Arts & Culture info for the next 3 months of the new year. While it’s cold outside, we’ve got plenty of great things for you to do indoors! Our guide doesn’t just list local art exhibits! 

  • Take a class! We have several pARTners offering anything from Colored Pencil to Stained Glass Workshops. 
  • Fulfill a NY Resolution! Maybe you’ve decided to get moving? Did you know the Mattatuck Museum, The Palace 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!

Whatever you resolve to do, you’re bound to find it or something you’d love to do or learn in our guide.


Support Local Artisans AND do a Little Holiday Shopping Dec 5th

Holiday Pop up artisan Marketplace
Support local artisans and do a little — or a LOT — of holiday shopping! Pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying light refreshments, festive piano music (and perhaps sing along!), as well as chances to win artisan gifts.

Join us on Thursday, December 5th anytime from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Arts Escape located at 88 Main Street South in Southbury. This is a great opportunity to check out their gallery and workshop space should you ever want to take a drawing, painting, colored pencil, zentangle or other class. 

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


Pictures from the ‘ACC Presents The Flying Ivories’

Click the arrow in the grey box below photos to cycle through the images.


Image 1 of 21

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

Sunset at Georgia Sheron's memorial“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.