JOIN US FOR A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS IN & AROUND THE CAPITAL CITY.
From theatre and dance to music, literature, classic and cutting-edge visual art, there’s something for everyone to love. So get out and pARTicipate in the arts in our community with free and low-cost events sure to get your ART beating—all thanks to your generous donations toward the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.
ARTS WEEK CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(ALL FREE EVENTS MARKED BY **)
Sunday Strolls | Butler-McCook House & Garden | 10am
Travel down Main Street and view the historic buildings as the tour guide recounts stories about the development of Main Street. Keep an eye out for sites adorned with yarn as part of “Knit-Hit Hartford,” our temporary public art project. Reservations recommended.
$10. $7 w/ Let’s GO Arts! 860-247-8996x10, ctlandmarks.org.
**Aetna Arts Week Kick-Off Happy Hour | The Russian Lady | 5pm
Let’s get the pARTy started! Grab a drink and an app with the Arts Council as you satiate your inner artist by coloring in some sketches of notable Hartford landmarks. Why not hop aboard the “Knit-Hit Hartford” craze by drawing in some scarves?
Free. Drink Specials: $4 Taps, Teas and 'Tinis! 860-525-8629, feelyourartbeat.com.
**Cast Talk: Potted Potter | The Bushnell | 12:30pm
Muggles are welcome to meet the Olivier Award-nominated masterminds of Potted Potter, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, as they talk about the smash-hit parody of all seven books in the Harry Potter franchise and answer your questions. Bring your lunch to enjoy in the Bushnell’s courtyard before the show at noon!
Free. 860-525-8629, feelyourartbeat.com. Learn more about Potted Potter: thebushnell.org.
**Tech Rehearsal and Discussion of Twelfth Night | Hartford Stage | noon
Take a peek into tech rehearsal at Hartford Stage! Join us for a discussion with Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson and a 20 minute viewing of a tech rehearsal of Twelfth Night.
Free. 860.527.5151, feelyourartbeat.com. Learn more about Twelfth Night: hartfordstage.org.
**Lunch & Learn w/ Anita Balkun | 100 Pearl Street Gallery | noon
Savor your sandwich with a side of art! Brownbag it to the 100 Pearl Street Gallery in downtown Hartford to hear local artist Anita Gangi Balkun discuss her current exhibition, “Sanctuary: Mixed-Media Installation.” Drinks and dessert provided.
Free. 860-525-8629, LetsGoArts.org/Gallery.
**Gallery Talk w/ Susan L. Talbott | Wadsworth Atheneum | noon
Many artists create as a way of exploring the mystical realm, inviting the viewer to contemplate or linger on the image. Susan L. Talbott, Director and CEO, Wadsworth Atheneum, investigates art with spiritual associations ranging from Caravaggio to Bill Viola’s Ascension (2000) that search for meaning through visual form.
Free. 860-278-2670, thewadsworth.org.