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ARTIQUE where all ages can create art! We believe that everyone is an artist that anyone can paint, draw and create art. It is our mission to help you find that inner artist, the one that is buried by life and responsibilities. Try it, see how it feels and leave with a feeling of “what else can I do”?
ARTIQUE now offers studio art classes for all ages beginning at age 3 with our Mommy/Daddy & Me Creative Playtime workshops, to after school and summer arts enrichment classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults! We of course also offer painting for fun events with step by step instruction on Friday and Saturday Nights as a great night out with friends. ARTIQUE is also proud of the fact that we have given back to the community with our FUNdraising events and will continue with our “Paint for a Purpose” events for organizations all over NECT.
Last year ARTIQUE also launched a new venture of painting with your pets! PAWTIQUE, offers the opportunity for owners and pets to paint a beautiful painting together! Look for events in the area or make a private appointment with your pet!
ARTIQUE studio began in 2012 as a “paint bar” style studio, and two moves later has grown into a full art studio with classes for all levels and abilities. We offer small class sizes in drawing, watercolor, sculpture, cartooning, mixed media art, and more. Artique is excited to continue to add classes in other mediums in the future!
Our classes are small, we offer individual attention where people can work at their own pace and comfort level. Creating Art is not just about the product, but it is the process of creating that reaches beyond the paper and canvas. When you are creative it reaches a part of you that go far beyond the moment. Creative thinking can have an impact on your life in so many ways!
Traditional stoneware pottery and garden leaf sculpures created with 20+ years experience in a serene forest setting. Owned by Susan Wheaton Morrissette.
The Union Free Public Library is a small, rural Library serving a community of less than 1,000 residents. We offer over 10,000 print volumes as well as access to materials from over 60 CT Libraries participating in the Bibliomation/Evergreen Consortium. We also offer downloadable e-Books for your e-Readers and downloadable audiobooks for your MP3 players through Overdrive.
Hours: Monday 1-4 p.m., Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 9-1 p.m.
Located in the historic “Williams House” on the Village Green, behind the Federated Church. An intriguing destination with a rapid inventory turnover of lovely household furnishings, finer clothing, toys, and antiques.
Hours: Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m- 4 p.m.
The Bradley Playhouse is a 111 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam Antiques and Restaurant District in the “Quiet Corner” of Northeastern Connecticut. It is an amateur community theatre, operated by the members of the Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. The NECT produces six season shows per year and several special fundraising events for the Bradley Playhouse Restoration Fund.
Turning Pointe Dance Academy was founded in 2003 by Amanda Bonin and Meagan LaPierre. The studio has been the foundation to hundreds of youth in the community for the past 16 years. TPDA alumni have proven to be successful into adulthood in dance careers as well as other professions. We offer many weekly classes for all ages and levels in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Tiny Tumblers, Preschool and more! We are committed to your child and look forward to nurturing them into becoming the best they can be!
The Woodstock Historical Society is headquartered in Palmer Memorial Hall in the historic district of Woodstock, Connecticut.
The purpose of this Society shall be to acquire and preserve historical knowledge and materials of Woodstock, Connecticut It shall promote this history by every feasible means to as wide an audience as possible.
The Scotland Historical Society are the conservators of the Edward Waldo House which has a very long history in Scotland. Built in 1715, it remained in the Waldo family until 1975 and has a wonderful story to tell. The 10 acre property is also home to the Society’s annual Farm Day event, held on the third Saturday in May
Hours: By appointment
The place to meet and eat in Woodstock! Deli, groceries, ice cream, soups, wraps, grinders, salads, thin crust Italian pizza (on Thursday and weekends) and more.
Hours: Open daily 7-8, later on weekends in summer.
I’m a sculpture, woodworker, painter and a draftsman. Figurative carvings including nudes, abstract paintings and lovely wooden boxes will be on display in my workshop.
Gabrielle Zane is a performer, writer, and visual artist. Ms. Zane holds an M.F.A. from Bennington College. She is a Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and is an artist-in-residence in schools throughout New England. She has toured with the Poetry Alive performance troupe and is a fonder and member of the spoken word group Zeno’s Eros. She holds a studio at 31 Moulton Court, Willimantic, CT. Ms. Zane has a chapbook of poems, Being Your Eyes from Curbstone Press.
Country/primitive decor, primitive lighting, upholstered furniture, braided rugs, barn stars, curtains, handmade reproduction furniture, signs and so much more.
Hours: Open year round Monday- Saturday, call for hours.
DRUMMING ABOUT YOU presentations are hands-on for entire groups and audiences.
Everyone plays. Bob provides a curious and colorful array of drums for everyone to enjoy.
In 1997, Bob received certification as a “Master Teaching Artist” by The Connecticut Office of the Arts. He served from 2007 to 2010 as chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.
For eighteen years, Bob was a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his
“Language of the Drums” courses at the Omega Institute. At venues including Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall he performed on the djun-djun drum in Olatunji’s legendary troupe, “Drums of Passion”.
Six Paca Farm is a working alpaca farm utilizing the fiber in rugs, scarves, gloves, clothing articles-all for sale in a coffee shop.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dr. David Belles, Director
The Concert Choir is proud to have provided fine choral music to the community for the past 48 years. In 1959, a group of local singers came together under the leadership of Warren Geissinger, The group’s first concert, performed on June 5, 1960, at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, consisted of Bach’s Contata No.192, and Faure’s Requiem. We most recently presented Karl Jenkin’s the Armed Man: a Mass for Peace on Saturday, April 25, 2009 as the culmination presentation of our 50th anniversary celebration.
The Putnam Dance Center, founded in 1996, offers a complete program of dance education for all levels from beginners to advanced. Our goal is to develop coordination, grace, physical fitness and time management while building self esteem and confidence. Through positive reinforcement our students wil gain a lifelong appreciation for music dance and the arts while creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
West Thompson Lake Campground offers 24 campsites (11 basic sites, 11 premium sites with electrical and water hookups and 2 lean-to shelters.) Families will enjoy nature programs, hiking trails, children’s play area and horseshoe pit. A public boat ramp allows access to the 200 acre lake for boating and fishing.
The Moon and the Monocle, Unique Treasures by Trish and Tattoos by Amanda are three women owned businesses with various backgrounds who have come together to reinvent the historic building which includes a clothing boutique, artisan jewelry and Tattoo studio.
The “Shops at the Mansfield General Store” marries bohemian fashion, gift items and eclectic accessories. A unique feature is the DIY Apothecary Bar where customers can create personalized lotions, scrubs, body spray and more.
In addition, the Shops offer a wide variety of classes and workshops led by local artisans; paint nights, jewelry workshops, succulent planting designs, all in a positive and creative space.
Trish, Jane and Amanda embrace this opportunity and welcome the community to stop in and say hello!
Janice Law Treker paints and writes novels
Located on the Town Green, the Union Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of Union’s rich history.
It houses and extensive collection of photos and other historical artifacts from both Unions past and present.
The Historical Society is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling (860)684.7078.
Discover why the Hoot is. . . Everyone’s favorite gift store! Over 1o,000 sq.ft.-a great shopping experience-an eclectic mix of sterling silver jewelry, artful clothing, Vera Bradley, bath and body, candles, garden adornments, handcrafts, educational toys, greeting cards and more! Definitely worth a visit.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Home decor with a country/primitive flair. We carry country curtains, berry garlands and Woodwick candles. Featuring local artisans, jewelry, gifts, and penny candy.
Hours: Monday 11a.m.- 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Closed Tuesdays.
Consonare Choral Community is a brand new community-based program created to explore and cultivate a sense of consonance and build community through singing together. We currently sponsor three choirs:
-Voices of Concinnity – a vocal chamber ensembled dedicated to bringing the cultivated choral art performancesinto the community
-Choir Matrix – a community women’s ensemble open to all self-identified women (no audition necessary)
-Consonare Youth Choirs – community choral programs open to all youth
Charming New England Blacksmith shop housing antiques, furniture, pottery and more. Over 3,800 square feet of merchandise.
Daily Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOSED TUESDAYS.
We are a small Asian Restaurant in the heart of Danielson, CT. We have been voted “Best Asian Restaurant ” in Windham county for five consecutive years. We are known for our fresh cut sushi, our delicious Thai cuisine, and our entertaining tapanaki style of cooking on our hibachi grills.
Want a great food paired with amazingly talented chefs that possess a streak of entertainer? Then pull up a seat next to one of our six specialized grills. With your food being prepared right before your eyes and the exciting tricks performed by our chefs, you are sure to have a great time.
Take out available.
Frame and furniture maker using beautifully figured hardwoods. Framed mirrors in traditional and contemporary styles. Furnature restoration and conservation services available. Carved details and custom turning are also used in creating or restoring your furniture or frame.
Pat Miller is drawn to color, form, and character in an effort to capture moments that possess a particular beauty or humor. She especially likes to photograph reflections, abstracts, landscapes, seascapes, and creatures (birds, mammals, insects). Her photos embrace both beauty and silliness, ranging from abstraction to hyper-realism. She works to balance complexity and simplicity. Originally an academic trained in literature, Pat Miller became an artist in her middle years.
Located in picturesque Northeast Connecticut with great access to the surrounding cities of Worchester, Providence and Hartford, this tranquil inn is an ideal setting for vacation accommodations, business overnights, or romantic getaways. Calm and comfortable, fresh and inviting, The Cottage House provides a refreshing retreat in a hassle-free environment.
Kathleen Lepak is a calligrapher, illustrator and graphic designer with an extensive background in communications, design, pre-press and fine art. Her work as an artist and designer have included logo design, greeting card design and lettering, corporate identity programs, display graphics and signage, book illustration, calligraphic design and presentations, calligraphy for wedding items and social events, newsletter layout and design and fine art for framing. Her artwork and lettering have been included in a number of exhibits in Connecticut.
Escape to our salon oasis and treat yourself to a refreshing facial or experience our professional Swedish massage therapy by one of our licensed Estheticians. With more than 35 years of experience, your satisfaction is our first priority. Contact us today for big city services at small town prices.
High Flying Fun!
10 world class Olympic style trampolines
A qualified staff provide affordable lessons from beginner to expert levels.
Birthday or company parties for up to 40 participants.
Featuring a full complement of overhead safety harnesses, end decks and pitch pads.
Provides an intense, disciplined low impact workout.
Discover your home and self with Twenty design. As Interior therapists we go beyond the color of your walls and the style of your couch. Our philosophy is your home reflects you and your family. By empowering you to take action and re-discover your self. This experience will ultimately renew joy and excitement in your home.
Organize with simple solutions to refresh your life.
Paint, energize your home and life with color.
Design with intention.
866 Main Street, Pomfret, CT, United States
A living landmark restaurant and pub brewery located in a historic 1909 U.S. Post Office building. We brew over a dozen different handcrafted styles of beer each month. Our post office themed menu is overflowing with mouth watering selections. From award-winning wings, to steaks, pasta, seafood, burgers and salads, there is sure to be something to please every one.
Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Monday, 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.- 2 a.m.
We Welcome You to Come Visit Our Beautiful and Elegant Showroom. We Feature the Largest Selection of Pianos and Organs Available in Northeast Connecticut!
Come in and browse through our showroom featuring the finest acoustic and digital pianos and organs in the world. Choose from a wide variety from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Woodstock Piano and Music also offers piano lessons, sheet music, music books and piano tuning, as well as accessories for other instruments. We recently became a dealer and installer for Pianomation Player Systems.
John has been a woodworker for over 40 years. In his early career he designed and sold contemporary pieces of furniture, worked as a carpenter and enjoyed decorative carving. He started as an elevator technician in the 80’s.
Now retired, John is back to his passion in woodworking.
He combines his background in woodworking and love of nature to create unique wall hung functional mirrored sculptures using tree holes.
John is inspired by what he finds outside and brings the beauty of the natural world into homes.
When he is not watching his grandchildren, you will find him in his woodworking studio /Gallery in Connecticut.
Tree holes provide a great medium for creativity and also provide a habitat for wildlife.
Therefore, John uses only the tree holes from downed trees.
His work is part him and part Mother Nature blended together to create a unique functional art form.
1977-1979 Michael Coffey’s School of Fine Woodworking
East Poultney, Vermont
Originally built in 1968 on the campus of Annhurst College, the Loos Center for the Arts was acquired by The Woodstock Academy with the purchase of South Campus in 2017. The Loos Center for the Arts includes a 1,000 seat theater, theGallery, lecture hall, recording studio, and several classrooms.
Come visit the award winning winery of CT’s Quiet Corner in the Last Green Valley! Sharpe Hill has received over 250 medals in international tastings. The tasting room is open year round to the public for wine tasting and for purchase. Offering year round gourmet dining for lunch and dinner at our Fireside Tavern (advance reservations required).
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Drive-in featuring 3 big screens and double features
Eastern Ct’s largest flea market open every Sunday 9am-3pm rain or shine, indoors and outdoors. Featuring a 15,000 square foot building with a brand new snack bar, and plenty of parking.
Certified organic vegetables and vegetable plants, fingerling potatoes, heirloom tomatoes. Products offered at three farmers’ markets
Hours: Check website.
Situated on 257 acres, Windham, Tolland 4-H Camp holds weekly summer sessions stressing outdoor activities; hi-low ropes, climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, sports, horseback riding, dance, drama, yoga, earth agents, nature. Contact registrar for information at 860.974.3379. Ragged Hill Woods Environmental Programs also offered.
Art and music events have occurred in the Spring and Fall for the last 16 years. Outdoor Juried Art shows, Days of Music, and Spring Indoor Collaboratives. Email for more info.
Community School of the Arts
Visual arts classes and music lesson for adults, teens, and children
For information about classes and programs:
860-429-3015 ext. 0
I am a registered/board certified music therapist since 1984 and bring my experiences to you through my professional services. I can teach you to play and instrument, read notes, accompany your vocal or instrumental solo or group, play for your wedding, funeral, lay down tracks in a recording studio, help you write your own music, and also offer counseling services. I teach all ages and all levels of ability. I make music accessible so you can enjoy it and enhance the beauty of your life.
I’ll come to you or you can come to me. By appointment.
I am a pastel artist and art teacher. Presently 4 artists including myself have joined together to show in galleries around the state.
Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, and representing a wide range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.
Seniors and Students-$2.00
Children under 12 free
StoDoArts is a locally created organization dedicated to bringing cultural, artistic, and creative events and endeavors to Storrs Downtown. They are committed to making Downtown Storrs a Regional Destination to celebrate all that is Storrs/Mansfield.
With over 100 items, our menu offers something to satisfy every craving. Featuring hand-carved Angus steaks-voted best in Windham county 7 years in a row, award winning New England clam chowder, fresh seafood, hand-pressed Angus burgers, our famous Buffalo fingers and 10 quality beers on tap. Court is in session daily for lunch and dinner.
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Thursday, 11:30 a.m-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Early American decorative and folk art classes, primitive portraits, fracturs, faux finishes, reverse glass, theorems (paper/velvet), bronze powder stenciling, country tin, gold leaf, folk art projects and more. Water colors, oil acrylics. Small classes, experienced teacher. Beginners-advanced, all ages. For more info please call: Jinny O’Brien.
When visiting The Last Green Valley, be sure to take home a bottle of nationally-recognized Westford Hill Distillers’ fine aged brandy, eau-de vie or Rime Vodka. The award winning artisan-distilled brandies are produced from pure fruit grown locally. Sorry, no retail sales or tours of the facility but please ask for Westford Hills spirits at local wine shops and restaurants, and check the website for scheduled open hours.
25 Pompey Hollow Rd (D-2), Ashford, CT, United States
Spiral Arts Programs and Events
Ceramics for kids Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30
This class is designed for children 10 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction with tools and selected non-toxic glazes included. Participants will learn to use hand building techniques such as slabs and coils. Participants will also be introduced to the pottery wheel. All lessons are open ended and focused on the process so children are free to stretch and explore. Price $200 all materials included.
Ceramics Class Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30
A perfect class for beginners and enthusiasts ages 14 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction and open studio access with tools and selected glazes included. The goal for this class is to give participants an overall understanding of the medium and is focused on the process. Projects and lessons are tailored to individual interests: Hand building, pottery wheel, surface decoration, and sculptural approaches. Price $200 + $25 Material fee that includes first bag of clay and glazes
Ceramic Workshops Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30
Ceramic workshops are two sessions long and no experience required. They have short term goals and are focused on hand building techniques. Make your own planter, soap dish, and other functional or decorative objects for your home or as a personalized gift to loved ones. All materials are included. Price $45 all materials included.
Paint Nights Every third Saturday 6:00 – 9:00
we’ll be there to facilitate this fun and engaging night out. One of our resident artists will show you step by step how to turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece! No experience required! ($30 per participant) Talk to us about private events and parties! Price $30 all materials included.
Kids Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 6:30
Open studio is a free class open to children 10 and up. There are painting, drawing, and ceramics activities set up for participants to play and explore. Pottery wheels will only be allowed if the child has taken the eight week ceramic for kids class. Price: Free
Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 8:30
Open Studio is a free ceramic class for the community (14 y/o and up). We have plenty of reconditioned clay to be wedged and used for hand building and wheel thrown. No experience required. Price: Free
Covering 149 wooded acres in a rural setting that was once farmland, Salt Park offers walking trails, river and fishing access, and pool swimming. 71 sites. Seasonal.
“With extensive renovations both inside and out, plus an entirely new menu, Someplace Special now offers something for everyone – a romantic dinner, post-work drinks or al fresco dining on our cozy patio. Quality fresh food and impeccable service at a great value – taste the difference today.” – Tony Pasiakos~Owner
Hotel and Restaurant: A romantic, elegant country inn, available for weddings, corporate events, private parties, or just a romantic lunheon or dinner. The inn has 21 beautiful overnight guest rooms, some with four poster beds and fireplaces. Fine dining restaurant features a wonderful menu with choices including our sumptuous lobster bisque, succulent grilled duck breasts and savory rack of lamb.
Located off Exit 74 on I 84. Great family dining and a free book with every meal. Steaks, seafood, turkey and pasta. Full liquor selection. Books and collectibles shop. Featured in Yankee Magazine’s 2011.
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Farm fresh USDA inspected Angus Beef locally grown on our family farm. Offering all types of cuts, roasts, steaks, stew beef, hamburger, and special orders. We use only the best cryovac packaging.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Please call to make an appointment.
A world of fiber at your fingertips, along with needles and notions, many varieties and shapes. A full service, bright and friendly shop located in downtown Putnam. We offer yarns from many companies in fibers that range from cotton to cashmere. Our shelves are stocked with all the colors of the rainbow! Drop-in assistance available free every day. Also offering knitting and chrochet classes.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Daniel Donaghy is a Professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the author of the poetry collections Somerset (NYQ Books), Start with the Trouble (University of Arkansas Press, 2009), winner of the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, and Streetfighting (BkMk Press, 2005). He has received grants from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Artist and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts as well as the Southern Humanities Review’s Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award. Raised in Philadelphia, PA, he was recently named the first Poet Laureate of Windham and is edits, with his students, Here: a poetry journal.
Handmade stained glass and fused glass. Classes available.
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday Classes, 6-8 p.m. (open during class hours), Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
We are an Arts organization founded in 1983, to promote arts and culture in the Windham region. We have numerous programs to support art and music in local schools. We also host numerous art shows throughout the year, featuring our member artists. Our annual Youth Music Competition awards prizes to young musicians in grades 7 -12. Membership is open to all.