Connecticut Open House Day, now in its 17th year, is an annual event held on the second Saturday of June.
The purpose of this event is to inspire Connecticut residents to learn about all the experiences in their own backyard, anticipating that this will convert them into ambassadors who will recommend these experiences to other visitors. The state heavily promotes this event and typically enjoys significant press coverage each year.
Connecticut Tourism Business Partners sent this update:
This year, over 140 tourism attractions across the state—from museums, arts and cultural venues, and historical sites to nature centers, farms, and galleries—participated in the annual Open House Day event!
After a difficult year and a half, it was wonderful to see so many properties open and offering in-person or virtual experiences to Connecticut residents.
It’s a positive sign of things to come this summer tourism season!
Here are a few highlights from the State of Connecticut’s Open House Day promotion:
The dueling piano sensation, The Flying Ivories, were BACK by Popular Demand on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. to help raise some much-needed funds for the arts. This special virtual performance was supported by dueling sponsors, Ion Bank and Drew International. The event also showcased the culmination of an online fundraising auction, sponsored by Post University, featuring art, performance and products of ACC members and supporting businesses.
THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets, submitted song requests and donations, participated in the auction and supported us at all levels!
We are grateful for your support of Give Local and especially for donating to the Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) and our arts members. The ACC received $1,975 in donations, which will be boosted by bonus funds from generous sponsors and the Connecticut Community Foundation. Thank you!
The Arts & Culture Collaborative was created to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region as a central component of furthering economic and cultural development and to enhance the quality of life for our residents.
Find out more about the ACC. Join us as a member. Help us to spread the word about the high quality of artistic life in our region by participating in the programs of the ACC. This collaboration works through open dialog, so contact us for more information or to receive our regular events publications.