Prints created and produced by Hartford Prints!
Hartford Prints! has launched its Local Love campaign. The women behind Hartford Prints! have designed and printed five different posters promoting localism. They are distributing these to Hartford businesses for window display.
Rory Gale, one of the three sisters running this letterpress studio, says that from going business-to-business, she has learned Hartford has an astounding number of barber shops and beauty salons. Not all sections of the city have been reached yet, but Gale says she has already walked down several major avenues. Continue reading 'Love Local'»
Nina Salazar // Image ripped from her Facebook page, with permission
Countless community discussions have grappled with the question of how to revive downtown.
On Pratt Street, it’s happening.
Nina Salazar is part of this momentum.
Salazar, who says she has been a “working artist and teacher forever,” opened Studio N111 on Pratt Street last fall.
She previously had studio space at the Dirt Salon on Bartholomew Avenue and at Billings Forge on Broad Street. All spaces have their challenges, and in one of those, the lack of temperature control was what prompted her to move on.
But on Pratt Street, she can only cite parking as a major challenge. Visitors are encouraged to use the inexpensive Morgan Street Garage, but for those unfamiliar with Hartford, the two block uphill walk might seem too far. Closer parking facilities are more expensive. To manage this, Salazar says she tries to schedule classes when parking is free on the street. Some things are out of her control, however. When major events happen at the XL Center, her visitors have to compete for parking. When there are road races, the street closures also have an impact.
She’s not complaining. Pratt Street has so much going for it with its central location and current momentum of creative businesses. Continue reading 'The Highlighted Hartfordite: Nina Salazar'»
Thanks for the time machine ride back to 1992. And for making us all sing that song over and over.
The vibrant, stunning work of JoeSam. will be displayed in the ArtWalk gallery at the Hartford Public Library, with the opening reception taking place from 6-8pm on June 14, 2013. Continue reading 'Art for the Rest of Us'»
Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA) and Connecticut Immigrant Voices Coalition (CIVIC) sponsored a rally and festival in Bushnell Park this weekend, with the afternoon’s events including musical performances, dance, and the telling of personal challenges with the immigration experience. Continue reading 'Multicultural Festival Promotes Immigration Reform'»
Not everyone had love for the “Knit-Hit” feature during Aetna Arts Week.
Continue reading 'Spun-Free Zone'»
Re:Create CT, the first holistic and green living event in Hartford’s Elizabeth Park, made an impact. Continue reading 'Holistic, Green Living Event Proves Popular'»
Ed Fast & Conga-Bop perform beside the Connecticut River at the 7th annual Samba Fest
Continue reading '7th Annual Samba Fest'»