#55: An Artistic Revitalization?

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A handful of galleries have been cropping up in and around Danbury lately, and there are murmurs of more of the same in 2012.

 


 

A handful of galleries have been cropping up in and around Danbury lately, and there are murmurs of more of the same in 2012.

Thanks to the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance(HVCA)’s Accessible Art Project, a series of winter exhibits have been installed in Danbury and Newtown, including one at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society.

With a recent move to a new location, Bethel’s Molten Java has reinvented their gallery under the HVCA umbrella.  The Mercurial, Art and Frame and the Hispanic Center have joined together in creating a three weekend, three venue “Art-for-All”, complete with jurors and prizes for Best in Show, which will take place in late February and early March.

Businesses and organizations are seeing empty wall space as an opportunity to showcase local artists and reinvigorate their work space.  Dscussions and meetings about how to make the arts really happen here in Danbury and beyond are frequent. It’s on people’s minds and it’s on people’s agendas.

There’s been lots of talk in recent years about revitalizing the Greater Danbury area through the arts, and I dare say it may be starting to happen.  Stay tuned to The Merurial’s Arts & Music and Calendar sections for all things art happening in the area – this year looks to be a promising one.

 

-Amanda Bloom

 

 

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