The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut seeks submissions for its 2014 Accessible Art series, an annual year-long , multi-site program of visual art exhibitions. Accessible Art, approaching its 6th year, is intended to provide artists with new audiences, and audiences with new inspiration and creative dialogue - all within accessible public spaces. 2014 Accessible Art exhibition sites include the Danbury Museum & Historical Society (43 Main Street), Danbury City Hall (155 Deer Hill Avenue), CityCenter Danbury (186 Main Street), the YMCA's ESCAPE to the Arts (293 Main Street), and Molten Java (213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel). New spaces added as 2014 Accessible Art sites include Take Time Relaxation Center (130 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel) and Visual Impact Printing (12 Finance Drive, Danbury).
Commenting on the Cultural Alliance's Accessible Art program, which has exhibited almost 100 visual artists over its first five years, Bill McCann of Visual Impact notes, "We see the Cultural Alliance as a great benefit to our local arts community, representing the great amount of creative talent found in our area. We are excited to join the Accessible Art program as a new venue and look forward to a continuing and rewarding partnership."
Artists may submit 2-dimensional works, in any media, by digital format. For an application and instructions, go to www.artswesternct.org Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 8th, 2013. For additional information, call (203) 798 0760.
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, based in Danbury, Connecticut, is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. As a hub and guide for the region's creative resources, the Cultural Alliance understands and believes that the arts sector is a critical engine for growth through creativity, innovation and collaboration. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in the Housatonic Valley region. Major support is received through the Department of Economic & Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts. Other funding is provided by corporate sponsors, individual contributors, and Cultural Alliance members.