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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

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!

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.


Stay Tuned 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 memorable, fun evening and a successful fundraiser!

Due to popular demand, we were planning to bring back the Flying Ivories in November 2020, but that may be changing to another time in the future when we can enjoy the fun safely and comfortably.  So, please stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can re-live this past November’s event.
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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.