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.
With the uncertainty due to the pandemic, we are allowing participating tourism-related businesses to either offer a virtual experience or as in the past free admission, a discount or other incentive for an in-person experience, or both. This allows us to continue the event, continue the promotion of the event, and give the residents of Connecticut a safe way to learn about and enjoy Connecticut’s offerings.
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.