Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills


From music to movies, culture in the corner


Bantam Cinema

The charming Bantam Cinema brings us the best foreign films along with Hollywood movies. Situated in an old barn, it’s small and cozy, and parking can be a challenge, but we love it and couldn’t live without it!
115 Bantam Lake Road

The Housatonic Trading Company

The Housatonic Trading Company offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds.  Shop online or in their showroom located in an antique 19th Century Flynn & Doyle Carriage and Slay Factory Building.

They also regularly feature online LIVE auctions a fun and exciting way to acquire new furnishings, decor and art!

920 Bantam Rd, Bantam


Cornwall Bridge Gallery

Cornwall Bridge Gallery is a new art gallery that shows contemporary local artists. The gallery provides curatorial opportunities to artists, curators, collectors and other arts professionals, which make it an interesting mix.

Hours: Thursday-Sunday
11am-5pm, or by appointment

131 Kent Road South

Souterrain Gallery

Situated under The Wish House shop in West Cornwall, the gallery hosts art exhibits by local artists. The opening receptions are always packed.
413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike

Falls Village (Canaan)

Music Mountain

Music Mountain is the home of the oldest continuing summer chamber music festival in this country. Each season they offer a Chamber Music Series of 16 concerts, mainly on Sunday afternoons, a popular Saturday evening series of Jazz concerts, and a number of special events including two Friday night concerts of Baroque music. Whether you sit outside or inside, listening to live music in this setting is not to be missed.


SLA Metal Sculpt

SLA Metal Sculpt has been creating Metal Sculptures for the past 8 years in local Goshen CT. Taking recycled scrap iron and creating sculptures that range from contemporary to rustic antique, animals to simplistic design, and small to large. Several local houses have an SLA original as no two pieces are the same. SLA has donated to Festival of Trees in Litchfield CT for the past few years and has a couple sculptures in the Tapping Reeve garden. Pictures can be seen on SLA Metal Sculpt on Facebook and Instagram. This inspiring 26 year old artist, growing up in Goshen and a resident of Litchfield now, also an automotive and welding instructor at the Connecticut Jr. Republic is a full of laughs, easy going and fun to deal with.

401 Old Middle St.
Goshen CT, 06756
2-6 M-F, 11-5 Saturday & Sunday
(860) 485-4836


Craven Contemporary Art Gallery


Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary
Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary Art Gallery

An art gallery in Kent offering a curated collection of contemporary art. Craven Contemporary specializes in photographs but also shows paintings, prints, drawings, and media works.

4 Fulling Lane in Kent Barns

Instagram: @cravencontemporary

Eckert Fine Art Gallery

Jane Eckert

Jane Coats Eckert’s roots are in 19th and early 20th Century American Artists on whom she wrote and lectured. She has curated shows on Rauschenberg at three museums and specialized in art by Roy Lichtenstein, Christo, Robert Indiana, and James Rosenquist. In recent years since relocating to the quaint village of Kent, Ct. Jane has placed important artworks with museums and collectors by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Girogio de Chirico, Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, and John Chamberlain. This is a leading gallery and consultant on post-war and contemporary art.

Kent Barns
12 Old Barn Road

Instagram: @eckertfineart


James Barron Art 

James Barron is a private art dealer specializing in modern and contemporary American and European art, dividing his time between Rome, Italy and Kent, CT.


Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Director and owner Kenise Barnes has degrees in Fine Art and in Women’s Studies. She gained early experience as the specialist in charge of contemporary art at Christie’s East. With more than 20 years experience in the arts, Kenise is a gallery director, independent curator, exhibition juror and art advisor. She has galleries in both Larchmont, NY, and Kent, CT.

7 Fulling Ln, Kent (Kent Barns)

Instagram: @kenisebarnesfineart


Kent Art Association

Kent Art Association provides emerging and established artists a venue to display artwork to a wide audience, recognizes artists for their achievements, and presents art related programs for the education of artists and the public since 1923. 

Kent Art Association
21 S. Main Street



Morrison Gallery

A wonderful gallery that exhibits the work of emerging regional artists, contemporary luminaries, and modern masters. They represent many local artists such as Robert Andrew Parker and Gary Komarin, as well as legends like Hans Hoffman, Cleve Gray, and Wolf Kahn. The large main gallery allows for the exhibition of major works and large scale sculpture, while adjoining rooms provide a more intimate setting for smaller pieces.

Ober Gallery

Ober Gallery was founded in 2006 by Rob Ober. The gallery has a reputation for showing internationally recognized Russian artists like Vladimir Nemukhin, Leonid Sokov and Leonid Lerman. Four gallery artists were included in the groundbreaking 2005 Guggenheim Museum show “Russia! In recent years, the gallery has shown talented young artists from Brooklyn like Brendan Cass, Brian Belott, Ted Gahl, Lance de Los Reyes, and Billy Grant. The gallery is also committed to giving national exposure to the work of New England landscape painters. Ober Gallery also specializes in prints by Jean Dubuffet, A.R  Penck and Sigmar Polke.

Ober Gallery
6 North Main Street

Ober Gallery

This art gallery specializes in Contemporary, Russian Non-Conformist, German Neo-Realist, and Reductive Art.

Kent Barns
6 North Main Street

The Good Gallery

Tim Good, the owner of the gallery, represents a number of talented artists such as Tina Close, Denny Good, Yuka Imata, Leah McCloskey, Ed Muszala, Erin Nazzaro, Eleanor Rahim, Dorrie Rifkin, Katie Ré Scheidt, Peter Seltzer, and Martha Wakeman. The gallery space is in a charming 1850’s post and beam building.

The Good Gallery

23 S. Main Street



Lakeville (Salisbury)

Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center

The performing arts hall of The Hotchkiss School was designed by and completed in 2005. With views of Lakeville’s Lake Wononscupomuc, the hall is home to the Hotchkiss Concert Series, hosting free classical concerts September through May. Guest artists have included The Fine Arts Quartet, Amerigo Trio, Nordic Voices, The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and Midori. The hall is also home to Hotchkiss Summer Portals concerts, once again free and open to the public during June and July. Past guests have included Melvin Chen, Miró Quartet, Brentano Quartet, Ida Kavafian, and the Ying Quartet. This is a fabulous venue and the concerts are spectacular.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road

The White Gallery
This art gallery features contemporary and emerging artists. Owners and co-directors Susan and Tino Galluzzo have always loved fine art and in 2002 they opened the gallery. Some of the artists they represent are Tim Cahill, Ann Chernow, Avery Danziger, Mary Close, and Victor Leger. Representing more than 21 artists, the gallery has prints, photographs, abstract paintings, paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and photo mosaics.
The White Gallery
342 Main Street
Lakeville, CT 06039
Tremaine Gallery

Situated at The Hotchkiss School, The Tremaine Gallery is a museum-quality exhibition space located in the main building. With education at the heart of its mission, the gallery hosts six shows a year, encompassing a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Along with the exhibitions, there are gallery talks with artists.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road


Lindsey Victoria Photography

I am a lifestyle photographer. I photograph newborns, families and professionals. I believe in honest connections and beautiful light. Putting you at ease is so important to me, and photographing on location means I come to you where you’re most comfortable at your home, outdoors somewhere beautiful or at your place of business. Sessions are by appointment.

I am based in Litchfield County, Connecticut and serve clients here and New York City.

(860) 985-7913

Litchfield Community Center

This community center is a great gathering place for creative, intellectual and recreational pursuits. Yoga, zumba fitness, movies, painting classes, Tai Chi, bridge, Bingo, dance, writing classes, and so much more. Check out their website for events and classes.

421 Bantam Road



Papermoon Performing Arts

On Commons Drive in Litchfield, this group provides a meaningful dance education for recreational and competitive dancers.

49 Commons Drive, Litchfield

New Milford

Art Experience

Litchfield County’s favorite kids art and music classes are held at Art Experience in New Milford. They offer a learning opportunity for young artists that includes a little art history, art biographies, different mediums and techniques, and also explores art in everyday life.

6 East Street, New Milford

Bank Street Theater

With four screens, this trusted moviehouse usually shows current Hollywood movies. Every year they host the Manhattan Short Film Festival screenings, which are definitely worth seeing.

Gregory James Gallery

This art gallery represents prominent regional artists and offers creative custom framing.

93 Park Lane Rd
(Route 202)

The Silo Gallery at The Hunt Hill Farm Trust

Situated in a converted hay barn, this gallery features regional artists and craftspeople. From artists’ talks and workshops, to musical concerts and poetry readings, this cultural center has much to offer. Their opening receptions always draw a crowd.

Village Center for the Arts

This New Milford art resource offers supplies, programs, and events for all ages.

12 Main Street, New Milford

New Preston

Five Senses Festival

A unique outdoor setting for artistic performances, art installations, activities, and experiences that delight all five senses.

292 Bee Brook Rd, New Preston

New Preston (Washington)

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, it is located in a charming and meticulously rebuilt two-story barn. The market prides itself on supporting local farms and businesses from within a 70-mile radius, showcasing fresh-picked produce and small batch specialty foods, using sustainable, organic practices whenever possible. Upstairs from the shop is the Loft Gallery where guests can enjoy regularly rotating art exhibits, wine and cheese receptions, live music and a cozy space for the community to gather and connect.

10 Main Street, New Preston


Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

This historical building, built in 1883, this is a great place to listen to live music. There’s dinner, drinks and shows, all under one roof. They host some of the best national and regional artists. Check out their website for upcoming concerts. You won’t be disappointed.

20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk Historic District

Yale School of Music – Chamber Music Festival

Audiences from around the country come to the Northwest Corner to hear world-class artists at this chamber music festival. These professional musicians also serve as teachers and mentors to the Fellows who come to Norfolk each summer to study. Bring the family (kids are free), enjoy the spectacular natural beauty and, most of all enjoy the wonderful performances. The Fellows also perform on the Norfolk Fellows’ Performance Series which is offered free to the public throughout the summer. The festival takes place at the lovely Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate.

Music Shed
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
97 Battell Road
Intersection of Routes 272 & 44



Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse

As a “teaching theatre”, this playhouse trains novice actors, as well as showcases experienced actors and emerging writers. If you love musical theatre, you’ll enjoy their productions of Broadway musicals.


The Phoenix Rising Center

The Phoenix Rising Center is a new art gallery, shop and studio on Main Street, located in the historic Seth Thomas Clock Tower. This arts center offers art and crafting classes and workshops, an open artists studio, puppetry classes, and more. Their Artists’ Collaborative is committed to creating, presenting and promoting local artists and the best cultural arts programs and events in the region.

135 South Main Street

Thomaston Opera House

The Thomaston Opera house was built in 1884 and serves as a cultural and recreational center for the town and surrounding communities. The Landmark Community Theatre is a local arts organization and is committed to managing the Thomaston Opera House and producing a high level of theatrical productions.

Thomaston Opera House
158 Main Street



Five Points Gallery

Located in a historic downtown building, Five Points Gallery (FPG) is a non-profit contemporary art gallery showcasing professional regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery presents exhibitions in three beautifully renovated exhibition spaces, and has earned the reputation as one of Connecticut’s outstanding contemporary art venues.

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street, Torrington


Warner Theatre

Originally built in 1931, this beautiful building has been fully restored and now provides entertainment for us in many forms: comedy, opera, state of the art digital cinema, dance, concerts, plays, and musicals. Check out their calendar of events on their website.


Jim Farmer Art Studio

Artist and art studio in Warren.

55 Rabbit Hill Road, Warren



KMR Arts
Kathy McCarver in her gallery.

This fine art gallery specializes in outstanding vintage and contemporary photography. Kathryn McCarver Root opened KMR Arts in 2007. Appealing to both the established collector and the first time buyer, KMR Arts continues to celebrate photography. Kathy McCarver Root is a photography dealer, working with individual and corporate clients to purchase and install photography. Open Thursdays to Saturdays, or by appointment.

2 Titus Road, Washington Depot
Instagram: @kmrarts

Salvaged Woodworks

Steven Monteiro is a commercial airline pilot but in his free time is also the sole owner and operator of Salvaged Woodworks, LLC. He salvages trees that have fallen or been cut down in local towns and uses the wood to create different sustainable goods, namely, charcuterie boards and serving platters, live edge tables and benches, bottle openers, wine stoppers, coasters and other similar items.

He works out of his home workshop in Washington, he sells his goods through his instagram account where he posts his current inventory for sale (@salvaged_woodworks) and a local shop in New Milford, CT called the Safari Collective. He also takes custom orders via email at

(203) 770-2859

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, it is located in a charming and meticulously rebuilt two-story barn. The market prides itself on supporting local farms and businesses from within a 70-mile radius, showcasing fresh-picked produce and small batch specialty foods, using sustainable, organic practices whenever possible. Upstairs from the shop is the Loft Gallery where guests can enjoy regularly rotating art exhibits, wine and cheese receptions, live music and a cozy space for the community to gather and connect.

10 Main Street, New Preston

Washington Art Association (WAA)

A great resource for local artists and art lovers, this association holds wonderful exhibitions in their art gallery and offer studio courses, workshops, lectures and special events. Lovely paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and other handmade crafts can be purchased at their annual holiday sale in December.

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot


Blue Horse Arts Studio

Blue Horse Arts is a teaching studio. Their mission is to provide high quality art instruction grounded in observation, practice, and theory in a friendly and welcoming environment. This arts center offers instruction in drawing and painting, artist talks, workshops, free community events, and much more. They also hold Music jam sessions with JFoster Music Studios.

250 Porter Street


Whiting Mills

Opened in 2004, the Whiting Mills building is home to a variety of artists, craftspeople, retail shops, small manufacturing companies, and a center for artistic, community, and social events. It’s a great place to meet artists. You can commission unique pieces in a wide variety of media including furniture, drapes, weaving, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings and original art. Check their web site for open studios, demonstrations, and other events.

Whiting Mills
100 Whiting StreetWinsted



Fine Line Art Gallery

This gallery’s mission is to promote the work of local artists. From paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel to prints, photography, pottery, and one-of-a-kind jewelry, it is a cooperative venture consisting of 12-16 award-winning artists who participate in its operation and host numerous shows and events each year. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm, or by appointment.

319 Main Street


Sergeant Antiques

Sergeant Antiques is known for fine antiques and art that have enhanced many homes throughout the country and abroad. Finding that perfect livable piece is what we are known for. Our guidance will help you to create and enhance your own individual aesthetic.

For an enjoyable experience, visit our shop on Main Street in Woodbury to spark your imagination.

Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 – 4:00
Sunday – 12:00 – 4:00
Or by appointment

289 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798

(203) 266-4177

The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation

This new foundation is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to advancing the careers of conservatory-trained operatic vocalists by offering a summer residency in vocal performance in the beautiful Litchfield Hills. Their Litchfield Hills Food, Wine and Opera Gala-A Musical Feast! was a huge success this summer, so we are looking forward to next summer’s repeat performance.

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