Pipes in the Valley, in its 15th year, continued to attract crowds at the Riverfront on Saturday.
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On Saturday, overlapping the Peace, Love & Music Together festival in Elizabeth Park, Envisionfest coordinated a number of activities and events primarily in downtown Hartford. A new addition this year was “Small State Great Beer,” a beer festival featuring beer brewed in Connecticut. (more…)
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There are six CVS stores in Hartford. Only one is in a building with any architectural flair, and that downtown location is set to move into another space in the near future. (The one on Washington Street built in place of an historical building that was torn down instead of reused does not count as having character.) Otherwise, the ubiquitous pharmacy with a penchant for dull, box construction — with an easy-to-reverse-your-car-through façade — presents opportunity for visual improvement. This is equally true of other chain stores found in Hartford, from gas stations to doughnut shops.
A CVS on the corner of Thayer and Cushing Street in Providence shows that another reality is possible. CVS paid RISD students to create the mural. It has not been without some controversy, partly because everything just has to be controversial these days, but regardless: Artists were paid. (more…)
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