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.
AOT is announcing a call to artists for a juried art show entitled Tolland Today: Views of Tolland by Contemporary Artists. We’re looking for original renditions of Tolland scenes by artists of today (as opposed to our May/June show, Dead Artists Society.)
We are seeking high quality original artwork such as paintings, photographs, prints, mixed media, pastels, colored pencil, fabric art, etc – any hangable work that portrays an artistic interpretation of Tolland.
Drop-off of artwork will be on Saturday, August 22, from 9-11 a.m. and Wednesday, August 26, from 4-6 p.m. For more information and to download an entry form click on the items below. Hope to see you and your wonderful art soon!
Same Date, New Time, New Location for the Craft Show! September 19 Craft Show at the Arts Center from 10-4!
The Arts of Tolland Craft Show will be held on Saturday, September 19, as previously announced. However, instead of being held from 11-5 in conjunction with the town-wide 300th Anniversary picnic at the middle school we will be on the Green! The new time is from 10-4 and the Craft Fair will be at the Arts Center! Applications received after August 17 will be put on a wait list. To download an application click on 2015 Craft Show application below. (Note that until I find time to revise the application it will list the incorrect time and location.)
The 300th Anniversary Parade begins at 1, so come on down to the Arts Center early. We’ll be there at 10 a.m. with our talented crafters, just waiting for you to begin your early holiday shopping.
Our May-June art show, Dead Artists Society: Tolland Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries, was wonderful, and we were pleased that so many people were able to attend. The gallery featured the work of nearly a dozen artists who either lived in or near Tolland, or who painted in Tolland, in times gone by. The show was one of several special shows planned by Arts of Tolland in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Tolland.
Be sure to check back with us in the fall. We have three more celebratory shows planned that fit in with the 300th anniversary.
The Tolland Green House and Museum Tour, part of Tolland’s 300th anniversary celebration, was a huge success, drawing over 200 participants. They toured thirteen homes and museums on the Green, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch from the Country Butcher, AOT’s special art exhibit prepared for the 300th anniversary, beautiful organ music, and other attractions. It was a gorgeous day with nary a cloud in the sky. Not sure when we’ll do another one, but if and when we do, don’t miss it!