Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut


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Owned and curated  by Arthur Matuszewski, the gallery was recently opened in 2021. It was founded out of an appreciation for Contemporary and Modern Art artists who’ve yet to be discovered.

1062 Bantam Road, Bantam
Open by Appointment

Owned by local flower enthusiast, Lily Toussaint, this shop has provided expertly crafted, fresh, and affordable premium floral arrangements and gift baskets since 2017.

Bantam Blooms
931 Bantam Rd, Bantam

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!

Bantam Cinema
115 Bantam Lake Rd., Bantam
Instagram: @bantam.cinema


Stacie Lynn is a real estate photographer from Bristol, working with many agents in Litchfield county, and always looking for more brokerages to work with! Open 24/7.

Instagram: @stacielynnphotographer


Are you dreaming of having a castle wedding and don’t know where to begin? Look no further than the Hidden Valley Estate, now for sale in Cornwall.

You don’t want to miss Annie and Andrew’s stunning black tie wedding at their family castle in Cornwall. Connecticut is one of the most scenic and beautiful states in New England and the perfect place to get married in the fall.


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

Cornwall Bridge Gallery
131 Kent Rd. S

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

Souterrain Gallery
413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
[email protected]

Falls Village (Canaan)

Bettina Blohm Butterfly Beat

Furnace – Art on Paper Archive is a destination for viewing contemporary art with a focus on works on paper. Kathleen Kucka, director, is a professional artist and curator. Her art practice moves beyond the studio to encompass curation.

Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11am – 4pm

Furnace Art on Paper Archive
107 Main St., Falls Village
[email protected]

A beautiful new shop featuring antiques sourced from France, local artists, and new culinary treasures.

105 Main Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
(206) 465-4498

Music Mountain is one of the premiere destinations in the United States for intimate chamber music concerts. Home of the oldest continuing summer chamber music festival in this country, Music Mountain was founded in 1930 as the permanent home for the Gordon String Quartet, one of the leading string quartets of its time.

Music Mountain
255 Music Mountain Rd., Falls Village


Carol Cohen is a glass artist working with fused glass and mosaic techniques. Her glass artwork is created with mostly bold, bright colors and patterns. The results are quite whimsical. One of the methods she uses to create beautiful, original designs in glass is screen printing with enamel. The glass is then fired in an extremely hot kiln to set the images. When complete, she uses this glass to incorporate unique patterns into her finished products. Often times, she uses the “glass parts” that she creates to incorporate into mosaic art. The glass pieces are glued onto a pre-cut MDF wood shape and when dry, grouted. The transformation from before grouting to after is amazing.

Open by appointment. 

288 West Hyerdale Drive, Goshen

SLA Metal Sculpt has been creating Metal Sculptures for the past 8 years in local Goshen. 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 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.

2-6 M-F, 11-5 Saturday & Sunday

SLA Metal Sculpt
401 Old Middle St., Goshen


A recent transplant from New York, Carol Corey works with a select group of contemporary artists. She also provides advice and assistance to new and experienced collectors in the acquisition of contemporary paintings, works on paper and sculpture.

Carol Corey Fine Art
6 North Main Street


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
646 355 8142
[email protected]
Instagram: @cravencontemporary

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.

James Barron Art
[email protected]

Contemporary fine art gallery in a beautiful post-and-beam building in Kent Barns.

Kenise Barnes Fine Art
7 and 5 Fulling Lane, in Kent Barns
Instagram: @kenisebarnesfineart

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 St.

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.

Morrison Gallery
60 N Main St.

Peggy Mercury is a multi category boutique and gallery featuring a curated selection of our favorite items in beauty, accessories, art and objects.

Business hours  Thursday through Sunday from 11am- 6pm.

Peggy Mercury
9 Maple Street
Unit 2
Kent, CT 06757
(917) 940-5587

Starr’s Studio of Dance was established in December of 2012. We are reopening from the pandemic this fall on September 12th, 2022!!!

The studio had it starts on the South Kent School campus until our current location at 10 Landmark Lane on the Kent Green opened. Here at SSD we pride ourselves on not only becoming your dance studio but your dance family!

Starr’s Studio of Dance staff uses teaching methods that focus on creativity, passion and learning. All of SSD’s current students and alumni are taught to have a strong foundation not only in dance but life as well. All of our students that have graduated our program fully, have gone on to do great things in and out of the dance industry! The studio offers a strong curriculum in dance and creative movement and that helps the dancers build skills that will last a lifetime. SSD offers many different dance styles for various age groups including: Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Rhythmic Acro, Lyrical Acro, Tumbling, Combo Classes specialty classes such as “Jump, Leaps & Turns” and “Technique, Strength & Conditioning”.

10 landmark Lane
Kent, CT. 06757
(256) 541-3631

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 St.

Lakeville (Salisbury)

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 Rd., Lakeville
[email protected]

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 Rd., Lakeville
[email protected]


Dedicated to the creative flourishing of children and families, Artroom Atelier founder Jessica Jane Russell designs and facilitates immersive, process focused classes, private lessons, events and workshops for all ages. Additional services include observational drawing training for elementary and high school students building portfolios, plus consulting on portfolio development for applications to prep schools and college.

Art Room Atelier

Lindsey Turner specializes in branding for businesses and professionals, family and in-home newborns, and fine art school portraits.

Lindsey Victoria Photography

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.

Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Rd., Litchfield

Fun-loving and skilled photographers provide the finest in photography services. They are dedicated to capturing and documenting the important moments in your life.

Nutmeg Photography
174 West St, Litchfield

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

Papermoon Performing Arts
49 Commons Drive, Litchfield

Specializes in exceptional floral design and styling for weddings and events.

Sarah Worden Natural Design
94 Fern Ave, Litchfield

Charissa Eykelhoff and her team in Litchfield provide event coordinating from conception to the big day.

SASD of Litchfield offers classes for every age and level dancer, including acrobatics, ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, contemporary, plus a class to improve strength and flexibility.

Sparkle & Shine
499 Bantam Rd, Litchfield

New Hartford

A magical hidden gem in New Hartford. A sanctuary space for those seeking professional piercing and tattoo art.

280C Main St, New Hartford, CT
Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am-7pm
Closed: Sunday- Tuesday
(860) 251-9404

Public library serving the NW CT area. Concerts, adult, children’s, and young adult programs and services.

M 12-6
T & Th 10-8
F 10-6
S 10-3
Su 1-4

Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library
10 Central Ave.
New Hartford, CT. 06057
(860) 379-7235

New Milford

A unique space in New Milford for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and fundraisers.

19 Main
19 Main St, New Milford

In New Milford provides a well-rounded basic art education for children ages four through high school.

Art Experience
6 East St, New Milford

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.

Bank Street Theater
46 Bank St.

An all inclusive community that educates all students whether they be recreational or pre-professional in all aspects of the performing arts.

FineLine Theatre
77 Railroad St, New Milford

Instagram: @finelineta

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

Gregory James Gallery
149 Park Lane Rd. (Rte. 202)
[email protected]

A New Milford native who manages and executes all events at 19 Main. She works with clients from morning to night planning their special event.

19 Main
24 Bank St, New Milford

Located in New Milford, this shop offers fresh flowers, plants, and gift ideas for all ages and occasions.

19 Church Street, New Milford

This New Milford art resource provides a nurturing environment for artistic creativity and development through educational fine art programs and events.

Village Center for the Arts
12 Main St, New Milford

New Preston

The Five Senses Festival is held in a unique outdoor setting and features artistic performances, art installations, activities, and experiences that delight all five senses.

Five Senses Festival
292 Bee Brook Rd., New Preston


Originally constructed in 1883, Infinity Hall in Norfolk hosts more than 200 music and entertainment shows annually featuring both well-known national and regional artists.

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro 
20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk Historic District


DAVID BOWEN builds custom furniture, custom cabinets, live edge tables and chairs from the historic Salisbury Artisans woodshop in Northwest Connecticut. His bespoke furniture is of exceptional quality and finish.

Open 9-5 Monday-Saturday

David Bowen
Salisbury Artisans
80 Factory Street #247
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 671-9095


The Sharon Playhouse is a regional, non-profit theater producing high-quality performances with Broadway actors as well as talented local community members. Its mission is to entertain the community of Northwest Connecticut and beyond, while also serving as a teaching theater to encourage aspiring actors and other theater professionals of all ages to develop their craft.
49 Amenia Rd
Instagram: @sharonplayhouse


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 St


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 St, Torrington
[email protected]


Jim Farmer is an artist and has the Jim Farmer Art Studio located in Warren. Stop by to check out some of his artwork.

Jim Farmer Art
55 Rabbit Hill Rd, Warren
Instagram: @jimfarmerart


This Washington Depot gallery showcases both vintage and contemporary photography and offers a range of services connected to the framing, archiving, delivery, and installation of fine art photography.

KMR Arts
2 Titus Rd, Washington Depot

Instagram: @kmrarts

A specialist in photographing family, maternity, newborns, birth, kids, weddings, seniors, and engagements.

Melissa Wilson Photography

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 and a local shop in New Milford, called the Safari Collective. He also takes custom orders via email at [email protected]


The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington Depot, where the arts come alive! Throughout the year, explore artist exhibitions, enjoy live music, engage with authors, experience theater, outdoor movies, and so
much more.
1 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot

Washington Art Association was founded in 1952 as a vehicle for exhibitions. They showcase the work of emerging and established local artists.

Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot


Dance studio in Watertown that offers numerous classes and programs such as tap, ballet and acro. They have 3 different competition teams, ranging from ages 5 to 18.

All Star Dance Company
56 Echo Lake Road, Watertown

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.

Blue Horse Arts Studio
250 Porter St

Glazey Dayz is a paint your own pottery and glass studio. They offer private parties, events, and walk in classes.

Glazey Dayz
27 Siemon Company Drive
Suite 105W
Instagram: @glazeydayz

Images studio is a local family owned photography business. They’ve been serving the greater Watertown community for over 30 years. They specialize in senior portraits, sporting events, publicity opportunities and family and children portraits.

Images Studio
56 Echo Lake Road
Instagram: @imageswatertown

Founded by Michael Feola, Westbury Music offers lessons, repairs and the best musical instruments. They provide school rentals for every instrument.

Westbury Music
686 Main Street


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 Street


A luxurious floral boutique in Woodbury offering unique arrangements for every occasion.

Bouquets & Beyond
787 Main St South, Woodbury

G. 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. Their guidance will help you to create and enhance your own individual aesthetic.

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

P.O. Box 686, Woodbury

Sweet Nelsons Sugar Studio is a unique place that offers cookie decorating classes, night-out events, and birthday parties.

107 Main Street North, Woodbury

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.

Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation 
PO Box 112, Woodbury

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