Classes Kick-Start Your Creativity Arts Center East offers classes in a variety of mediums for all skill levels. Find the one that sparks your creativity! Main Exhibit CT Pastel Society 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition,
Renaissance in Pastel

EXHIBIT DATES: September 28 to October 28, 2023
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
Call for Artists Call for Artists! 12TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 10, 2023
JURY RESULTS: November 17, 2023

Each year, Arts Center East dedicates an exhibit to the art of photography. Open to photographers ages 18 and older who work in digital and film photography. All subjects are welcome, whether nature photography, architecture, close-ups of small details, portraits, etc. This exhibit is to showcase the unique ways photographers view and capture the world around us.

EXHIBIT DATES: December 9, 2023–January 20, 2024
Holiday Fair Holiday Artisan Craft Fair FAIR DATES: November 9-19, 2023
Thursday & Friday, 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am-3:00pm

Arts Center East’s popular Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair returns this November to showcase local and regional artisans and celebrate the season! Browse and shop for unique items from over 50 artisans. Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list – including yourself!


Renaissance in Pastel

CT Pastel Society

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5th Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

ACE Signature Artist Members

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Form & Function

Juried Exhibition of 3D Artwork

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Our Community

Artist Members

Artist Members & Membership

Artist Members

Gift Shop

Artisan Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Literary Arts

Poetry Rocks! & ACE Book Club

Literary Arts

Arts Center East is home to a rich arts community. We are the heart of the arts east of the river.

We are a place where visual artists from across the state – and beyond – exhibit and sell their work through juried exhibits and members exhibits.

Unique handmade creations of pottery, jewelry, wood crafts and other gifts made by local and regional artisans fill our seasonal craft fairs. Musical and theatrical performances delight audiences of all ages, and our classrooms hum with the joy of artistic creation and growth.