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.
As part of Arts of Tolland’s participation in Tolland’s 300th anniversary celebration we are presenting a special art show that opens Friday evening, May 8 – Dead Artists Society: Tolland Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The gallery will feature the work of nearly a dozen artists who either lived in or near Tolland, or who painted in Tolland, in times gone by. Some were professional artists, some were talented amateurs. The one thing they all have in common is that they are no longer with us, but their paintings have lived on.
The opening reception is on Friday evening, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery will be open on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through June 7.
Tickets are now on sale for the Tolland Green Historic House and Museum Tour! We’re excited that AOT is one of the sponsors of the tour, and proceeds will benefit AOT, the historical society, and the Hicks-Stearns Museum.
The House and Museum Tour was put together as part of Tolland’s 300th anniversary celebration. Thirteen homes and museums on the Green are included, and the buildings date from the 1700s and 1800s. Participants will pick up their tickets and lunches at the Arts Center (Tolland’s first town hall, built in 1879) and can view a special art exhibit prepared for the 300th anniversary – Dead Artists’ Society: Tolland Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
For more information and to download an order form click on House and Museum Tour above.
Be sure to put Arts of Tolland’s 12th Annual Juried Art Show on your spring calendar! Gallery hours are from 1 to 4 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 3. Come view over 60 pieces by artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts. Steve Wilda won Best in Show for “Coffee Break,” with First Prize going to Jerry Madara of South Windsor. Check out the other prize winners, and choose your favorite.
Artists, pick-up is Sunday, May 3, from 4-5, and Monday, May 4, from 5-6. No early pick-ups!