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.

Do you want to build a snowman?

Due to the impending nor’easter the Arts Center will be closed on Wednesday, March 15. Ah, the familiar Ides of March. For future reference, check the AOT website for possible closures whenever there is a parking ban issued for Tolland.

Lynita Shimizu’s exhibit will be open on Saturday, however, from 10 to 2. Don’t miss it!

Woodcuts by Lynita Shimizu

We have admired the work of Lynita Shimizu for some time, and are so pleased that she is going to be exhibiting at the Arts Center in March. Her woodcuts are extraordinary, as are the colorful prints she creates with them. Don’t miss this wonderful gallery.

The opening reception is on Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. After that, the Arts Center will be open on Wednesdays from 2-5, and Saturdays from 10-2 through March 25.


Mark your calendar now for a fun evening coming up on Friday evening, March 24! Malarky, a jazz/pop quartet made up of Tolland High music students, will be appearing at the Arts Center. Admission for this special performance is just $5. The concert starts at 7. Don’t miss it!

AOT Scholarship Application

Each year, AOT awards two $1500 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in Tolland and are intending to advance their education in the fine arts. We are proud of the fact that so many scholarship recipients are now working in the fields of music and art, graphic design, dance, creative writing, and other fine arts areas. Past AOT scholarship winners include a published poet, a professional drummer, and an opera singer.

The application is due before May 8, 2017. The form is available at the Arts Center, the Tolland High guidance office, and below.

2017 scholarship application.

14th Annual Arts of Tolland Juried Art Show

The entry form for AOT’s annual Juried Art Show is ready! Artists, you may download it by clicking on the link below, or contact us to email you one directly. Or you may send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Be sure to put these dates on your calendars: Collection of artwork will take place on Sunday, March 26, noon to 3, and Monday, March 27, 4 to 6 p.m. The Opening Reception will be on Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 3, with awards at 1:30. Artists, start your creative engines!

Arts of Tolland JAS Entry Form 2017 JAS entry form