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.
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.
The contest is open to kids in grades K-5, limit two pumpkins per child. Drop off decorated pumpkins at the Arts Center, 22 Tolland Green, between 3 and 6 on Wednesday, October 22. No candles; use glow sticks or battery-operated lights for illumination.
Pick up your pumpkin at the conclusion of the event at 7 on Thursday evening, or on Saturday, October 25, between 3 and 4:30. Any pumpkins not picked up will be discarded.
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. For our October exhibit we are pleased to welcome Vernon watercolorist Carolyn Emerson. Her reception is on Friday evening, October 3, from 5 to 7, and the exhibit will run from October 4 until October 25. All galleries will be open on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 and Saturdays from 10 to 2.
November will bring us a group of artists, students of local artist and teacher Art Scholz. Watch the website for more information on this exhibit.