Big Red for the Arts

March 9, 2017 | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Thank you for attending! Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page and Hartford Courant

"When you're passionate about something, you support it."
 - Millard Pryor
Show YOUR support for the arts! Join us at Big Red for the Arts to celebrate the arts in our community and kick-off the 2017 United Arts Campaign. Enjoy special live performances by local artists, signature dishes from the area's best restaurants, local spirits and international wines! 

During the VIP reception, we’ll be honoring the Pryor Family for their incredible commitment to our arts and cultural community. Please join us as we honor Claire and Esther Pryor. 

New this year! Live musical and dance performances that speak to the healing power of the arts from:
Cuatro Puntos presenting "Celebrating Deaf Musical Culture"
Sonia Plumb Dance Company presenting "Changing Perspective" 
Hartford Opera Theater presenting "Opera Without Borders"
Mixashawn presenting "Sound Evolution" 

Featuring: Grants Restaurant, The Capital Grille, Bear's Smokehouse, Harlan Brasserie, NoRA Cupcake Company, MarWin Farm, Hartford Flavor Company, WayPoint Spirits, Hooker Brewery and much more!

VIP Premier Chef: Nixs executive Chef Phil Parise a native of Connecticut and grandson to restaurateur Angelo Canevari, has been involved in the restaurant business since the early age of 14. Growing up in a restaurant family with restaurants in Fairfield county and NY city he learned the trade very quickly. Receiving formal training under chef Daniel Varano and Robert Willis he moved up the ranks of the culinary pipeline and played a role in the West Hartford restaurant scene before making the jump to Hartford. 

Download the press release.

Presenting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Patrick Gingras of Essex Financial Services

Media Partners


All proceeds support the Arts Council's 2017 United Arts Campaign, which supports arts organizations and programs that keep our communities strong and vibrant - providing educational opportunities for thousands of residents, revitalizing neighborhoods, celebrating diversity, and driving the local economy. 

Honoring the Pryor Family

Through their philanthropic spirit, devotion to our community and belief that you support what you’re passionate about, the Pryors have helped shape the arts and cultural landscape of Greater Hartford. Please join us for the VIP reception as we honor Claire and Esther Pryor.

Everyone wins!

This year we’re adding a wine pull, so everyone can go home a winner! Purchase your wine pull ticket at the event for $25 and you could walk away with a bottle worth up to $175. 

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