Arts of Tolland Building

Welcome to the Arts of Tolland

Welcome to Arts of Tolland’s website!  We’re pleased to finally be on line.  It is our hope that you will make us one of your “Favorites” and check out AOT activities regularly.

Jane Penfield Pastels Exhibit Opens Friday, September 8

A gallery featuring the pastels of Jane Penfield will open this Friday evening, September 8, at 5:30 p.m. Jane is a talented pastel artist and has been featured in Arts of Tolland’s Juried Art Show for many years. We are delighted to have her with us in a solo show.

The Arts Center will be open for you to enjoy Jane’s work on Saturdays through September between 10 and 2, and on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 5. Be sure to stop by!

2017 AOT Craft Fair September 16, 10-4

It’s autumn once again, and that means it’s time for the Arts of Tolland Craft Fair on the Green!

Come on down to the Green on Saturday, September 16, between 10 and 4 and browse the booths of our excellent crafters, both inside the Arts Center and outside on the Green. We have some new crafters joining us this year, as well as some familiar faces from years past.

So check out the pottery, American Girl-style doll clothes, jewelry, fabric arts, fusion glass, whirly gigs, handmade greeting cards and more!

Celebrate 20 years of the Arts Center with Bill Byers Photo Exhibit

October is an exciting month for us at Arts of Tolland. We have a wonderful friend and outstanding photographer exhibiting throughout the month, and we’re pleased that at his opening reception we will also celebrate 20 years at the Arts Center. Join us on at 7:00 on Friday evening, October 6, for an anniversary celebration.

You may have seen Bill’s work at the Arts Center before. Retired now after having taught photography at Worcester State University, he does superb work. His photographs of birds are particularly exciting.

In 1995 Arts of Tolland first approached the Town of Tolland about turning the vacant town hall into a center for the arts. Two years later, in October 1997, the Arts Center of Tolland opened to rave reviews. Our wonderful volunteers returned the rundown building to its 1879 simple glory, and we have been hosting art galleries, concerts, plays, receptions, and parties ever since.

The Arts Center gallery will be open on Saturdays between 10 and 2 and Wednesdays from 2-5 throughout October.

Kenn Morr Band October 13

The Kenn Morr Band is returning to the Arts Center on October 13! Join us at 7 p.m. for a super concert.

Tickets are $10, or $8 for members of Arts of Tolland.