Frequently Asked Questions

  • How an I find out about happenings at Arts Center East?

The easiest way to know what’s happening is to sign up for our weekly eblasts. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Our classes, exhibits, and events are also published with Patch, Courant Community, CTNow, GHAC, Windham Arts, Tolland Chamber of Commerce, and other outlets.

  • When are you open?

During exhibits, the gallery is open Friday & Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm, with some extended hours for special events. Classes are offered independently of gallery hours and are scheduled by the instructors. Live music nights and theater performances also occur independently of gallery hours.

  • Is Arts Center East ADA compliant?

Yes! Arts Center East is ADA compliant and prides itself on being an accessible space.

  • Who are your Artist Members?

Current Artist Members and Artisan Members are listed on our website. Accepted Artist/Artisan Members are guaranteed participation in the Annual Artist Members Exhibit. ACE receives a 20% commission on members’ art sales (in contract to the 30% commission on non members’ art sales). Artist Members also receive a 10% discount on classes, gift shop purchases, and theater performances at ACE. Membership is renewable annually. Click here to learn more about become an Artist Member.

  • What comes with being an Arts Center East Member?

ACE Members receive 10% discounts on classes, gift shop purchases, and theater performances at Arts Center East. Membership is renewable annually. Click here to learn more about how to become an ACE Member.

  • How is Arts Center East funded?

Arts Center East is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Funding comes from a combination of grant sources, our annual appeal, and business sponsorships, as well as individual contributions. Additional funding comes from class and workshop fees, membership dues, exhibit entry fees, ticket sales, and gift shop and art sales.

  • How can I support ACE?

You can make your tax-deductible donation to Arts Center East via PayPal, or send a check to Arts Center East at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066. You can also support ACE by becoming a volunteer to help with exhibits and events we hold year-round, or by becoming a member.

  • How can I show my art at ACE?

Arts Center East hold several juried shows every year that are open to the public. Information about how to entry your artwork in upcoming exhibits is listed on our website and social media. It is also publicized with Patch, Courant Community, CTNow, GHAC, Windham Arts, Tolland Chamber of Commerce, and other outlets. You can also rent gallery space at Arts Center East to show your art.

  • Do you take art supply donations?

Arts Center East is actively looking for donations to start our ceramics and pottery programs:

– Large pieces of plywood (in decent condition) to reinforce shelves
– Large pieces of heavy canvas
– Large rolling pins
– Any ceramics or art carving tools
– Art aprons
– Large sponges
– Pottery fettling knives
– Needle tools
– Wire clay cutters

We do accept other donations of art supplies, cleaning supplies, and office supplies. All proposed donation offers can be emailed to info@artscentereast.org. We appreciate all donations made to support Arts Center East and our artist community!