The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 30th annual city-wide tour. This 2 day event at the CHS will feature over a dozen artists from the West End and members of the Sewing Circle Project. Each artist will be present to offer their artwork for exhibit and sale during the two-day event.
Open Studio Hartford has two completely different weekends this year on November 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 with the CHS hosting during the second weekend. This is the seventh year CHS has participated in the annual event that celebrates the vibrant local arts scene in Hartford. Over both weekends there will be twenty locations throughout Hartford open from 11am-5pm with nearly 400 artists in their studios or at creative group venues. All forms and genres of original artwork can be seen from paintings to sculpture and installation, unique jewelry and more. Buy art for the home, office or unique gifts! Visit a variety of locations to see all that Open Studio has to offer. For information and maps, to sponsor an artist, volunteer or make a donation, visit openstudiohartford.com.
Visitors to Open Studio can also explore the exhibition, Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts. This major exhibition explores the history, culture, and craft of quilt-making in Connecticut. About 30 stunning selections from the CHS’s approximately 150 quilts, ranging from the last quarter of the eighteenth century to the present day, will be displayed alongside costumes, photographs, and artifacts that illustrate the stories behind Connecticut quilters and quilting.
The CHS will offer free admission to its galleries. The CHS is located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford.
For more information, call (860) 236-5621 x282 or email Jennifer Busa.
To learn more about the Sewing Circle Project click here.
Learn more about our current exhibit, “Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts.”