Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Arts

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Bantam

Bantam Blooms

Owned by local flower enthusiast, Lily Toussaint, Bantam Blooms has provided expertly crafted, fresh, and affordable premium floral arrangements and gift baskets since 2017 to help customers celebrate the special moments in life.

931 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-307-8302
bantamblooms.net

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!

Bantam Cinema
115 Bantam Lake Rd
860-567-0006

Bristol

Stacie Lynn Photography

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.

860-707-2739
Instagram: @stacielynnphotographer

Cornwall

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

Cornwall Bridge Gallery
131 Kent Road South
860-672-0096

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.

Souterrain Gallery
413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
860-672-2969
wishhouse@optonline.net

Falls Village (Canaan)

Music Mountain

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
860-824-7126

Goshen

CCGlassgoods

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. 

CCGlassgoods
288 West Hyerdale Drive, Goshen
914-819-8461

SLA Metal Sculpt

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 Street, Goshen
860-485-4836

Kent

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
646-431-4506
cravencontemporary@gmail.com
Instagram: @cravencontemporary

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.

James Barron Art
info@jamesbarronart.com
917-270-8044

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Founded in 1994 in Larchmont, NY the gallery expanded to CT in 2019 and now occupies two charming buildings in Kent Barns. Kenise Barnes Fine Art represents 50 emerging and mid-career national-level artists working in all media. The gallery has a wide selection of paintings, drawings, and photography as well as consulting services and collecting advice for the burgeoning to the seasoned collector. In addition to curated exhibitions that change every six weeks the gallery maintains a large inventory of work from artists’ studios in our on-site warehouse.

Kenise Barns Fine Art
7 and 5 Fulling Lane, in 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
860-927-3989

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.

Morrison Gallery
60 North Main Street
860-318-5750

Ober Gallery

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

Ober Gallery
6 North Main Street
860-927-5030

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
860-927-5065

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 Rd, Lakeville
860-435-4423
slock@hotchkiss.org

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 Rd, Lakeville
860-435-4423
slock@hotchkiss.org

Litchfield

Art Room Atelier

Serving young children and families, with a focus on makers and mothers, Jessica J Russell – aka Messy Jessy – combines her background in architecture, fine art and motherhood in an immersive, beautiful environment for creative exploration and self inquiry. You can choose between working on site at The Art Shed, a new, intimate studio space on Meadow Street, or offsite through remote classes, public events and kits. Art Room Atelier in Litchfield partners with community organizations and the hospitality industry to connect families and local creatives. She has also begun offering flow coaching sessions for adults and creatives, a coaching process for healing and optimizing happiness through mindfulness and therapeutic art making. No experience necessary!

Art Room Atelier
144 Meadow St, Litchfield
860-201-7767

Lindsey Victoria Photography

Litchfield photographer Lindsay Turner thrives on photographing people and capturing all those special moments.

860-985-7913
lindseyvictoriaphotography.com

Lindsey Victoria Photography

A lifestyle photographer who believes in honest connections and beautiful light. Photographing on location means she comes to you where you’re most comfortable at your home, outdoors somewhere beautiful or at your place of business. Sessions are by appointment.

Based in Litchfield County, Connecticut and also serves clients in New York City.

Lindsey Victoria Photography
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.

Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-8302

Nutmeg Photography

This event photography studio was created by Terry Augustyn and Melissa Beecher. They are dedicated to creating the finest family, engagement, boudoir, custom wedding, and special event photography. They offer studio photography at their Litchfield location and also offer home-visit options.

174 West Street, Litchfield
860-480-1746
nutmegphotography.com

Papermoon Performing Arts

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
203-707-8428

Sarah Worden Natural Design

Located in Litchfield and specializing in exceptional floral design and styling for weddings and events in Connecticut and beyond.

94 Fern Ave, Litchfield
917-751-5979
sarahwordennatural.com

Simply Loved Weddings

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

simplylovedwed.wpengine.com

Sparkle & Shine Dance

Sparkle and Shine Dance of Litchfield offers classes for every age and level dancer, including acrobatics, ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and more. They also run a dance class for adults who want to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, or just have fun.

Sparkle & Shine
499 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860-361-9888

New Milford

19 Main

19 Main, a recently restored Union Bank building in New Milford offers unique space for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and special fundraisers.

19 Main Street, New Milford
860-717-4077
19main.com

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
860-946-7282
artexperience-cz.com

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.

Bank Street Theater
46 Bank Street
860-354-9911

Gregory James Gallery

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

Gregory James Gallery
93 Park Lane Rd
860-354-3436
gregoryjamesg@aol.com

Kylie Costello

Kylie Costello is a New Milford native who manages and executes all events that occur at 19 Main. She has a roster of services and professionals to supply every aspect of a special occasion and she is on the scene from inception to completion.

24 Bank Street, New Milford
860-717-4077
19main.com

Ruth Chase Flowers

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

19 Church Street, New Milford
860-355-1111
ruthchaseflowers.com

Village Center for the Arts

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

12 Main Street, New Milford
860-354-4318
villagecenterarts.org

New Preston

Five Senses Festival

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.

292 Bee Brook Road, New Preston
860-868-0538
fivesensesfestival.com

New Preston (Washington)

The Smithy Market & Cafe

Nestled in the heart of New Preston, stands a cafe and market offering a true farm-to-table experience. The Smithy Café offers locally roasted coffee, artisan sandwiches, garden salads, fresh-baked confections, gluten-free and vegan options. The Smithy Market curates farm-fresh and organic produce, dairy, groceries, and home goods from local purveyors.

The Smithy
10 Main St, New Preston
860-868-9003

Norfolk

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

This historical building, built in 1883, is a great place to listen to live music. At Infinity Music Hall 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.

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro 
20 Greenwoods Road W, Norfolk Historic District
860-666-6306

Sharon

Sharon Playhouse

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.

Sharonplayhouse.org
49 Amenia Rd
860-364-7469

Thomaston

The Phoenix Rising Center

The Phoenix Rising Center is an 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.

The Phoenix Rising Center
135 South Main St
860-294-1156
info@thephoenixrisingcenter.com

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 St
860-283-8558

Torrington

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 St, Torrington
860-618-7222
jmcelhone@fivepointsgallery.org

Warren

Jim Farmer Art Studio

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
860-619-0245

Washington

KMR Arts

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
860-868-7533

kmrarts.com
Instagram: @kmrarts

Melissa Wilson Photography

Based in Washington Depot, Melissa Wilson specializes in newborn, maternity, family, and wedding photography.

mwphotography-ct.com

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 and a local shop in New Milford, called the Safari Collective. He also takes custom orders via email at salvagedwoodworking@gmail.com

203-770-2859
instagram.com/salvaged_woodworks

The Smithy Market & Cafe

Nestled in the heart of New Preston, stands a cafe and market offering a true farm-to-table experience. The Smithy Café offers locally roasted coffee, artisan sandwiches, garden salads, fresh-baked confections, gluten-free and vegan options. The Smithy Market curates farm-fresh and organic produce, dairy, groceries, and home goods from local purveyors.

The Smithy
10 Main St, New Preston
860-868-9003

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
860-868-2878
washingtonartassociation.org

Watertown

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.

Blue Horse Arts Studio
250 Porter St

Winsted

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 Street
Winsted
860-738-2240

Woodbury

Bouquets & Beyond

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

787 Main Street South, Woodbury
203-586-1899
bouquetsbeyond.com

G. Sergeant Antiques

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. 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.

G Sergeant Antiques
289 Main St South, Woodbury
203-266-4177

Sweet Nelsons Sugar Studio

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

107 Main Street North, Woodbury
sweetnelsonssugarstudio.com

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.

Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation 

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