Welcome to Arts of Tolland’s brand new website! We’re still getting some of the kinks out, but 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.
Make a day of it, and come down to the center of town for Arts of Tolland’s 2014 Craft Show on the Green, open from 10 to 4 on Saturday, September 20. Grab some lunch and enjoy the activities at Celebrate Tolland, too! We have a varied assortment of crafters this year, from South African jewelry, stained glass, American Girl doll clothes, handmade soaps and pocketbooks and quilted items, fused glass, jewelry, photography, and many others. So many beautiful things, all created by the artists themselves. Get an early start on your holiday shopping!
On October 23 we have something just for the kids – a Pumpkin Decorating Contest! We’re not limiting it to pumpkin carving this year, so get out the paints and stickers and paper and tape! We’ll be open from 5:30 to 7 on Thursday evening, October 23, coordinating with Trick-or-Treat at the Town Hall. Watch the website for more about drop-off times, age limits, and other information.
Seat of Our Pants is an acoustic – I love this description – folk/blues/bluegrass/country/old-time/rock trio out of Marlborough, CT. Pretty eclectic, huh? They have something for everyone. Join us at the Arts Center on Friday evening, October 24, and enjoy great music, some dessert, and a relaxed good time. The concert begins at 7. Admission is $8 for Arts of Tolland members, and $10 for non-members.
We have a terrific line-up of fall art exhibits, and we hope that you can stop by. Leading off in September is Ms. Charlie Hietala with fabric art – traditional and non-traditional quilts, hangings, and art pieces. Her show is hanging now, and the bright colors really pop. It’s a beautiful exhibit, and will be open until September 27.
In October we are excited to welcome Vernon watercolorist Carolyn Emerson. Her reception is on Friday evening, October 3, and the exhibit will run from October 4 until October 25. November will bring us a group of artists, students of local artist and teacher Art Scholz.
All galleries will be open on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 and Saturdays from 10 to 2.