Holiday Artist Market – Nov. 16th-17th

The very popular Ashford Area Arts Council’s “Holiday Artist Market” event will be in its 8th year, with more than 20 local artisans both days. With joyful with upbeat acoustic music on the stage, enjoy a holiday shopping experience and see what our ample community of artists and craftsmen has been creating. So much variety and all of it inspired, well-made, beautiful, and unique. Shop local & support our arts community. Continue reading “Holiday Artist Market – Nov. 16th-17th”

A Summer’s Palette – June 29th, rain date June 30th

Our third annual Summer’ Palette will again be held at Westford Hill Distillers. Artists, Live Music, Food Trucks, Drinks and gorgeous flowers in bloom – this event has it all!

Browse through the gardens of this historic property, and talk to more than 20 local artists about their work.
Enjoy a craft cocktail from Westford Hill Distillers while you enjoy a snack  or lunch while listening to local musicians.

Event is free; donations to the Ashford Area Arts Council are welcome.

Michael W. Hughey

 Michael Hughey, a Craftsman and Artist in letterforms and the book arts has had a love affair with beautiful letters and beautiful books since childhood. Originally from Asheville, he lived for many years in NC but now resides in Northeast CT. His calligraphic works are published both nationally and internationally and collected in public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, and the Bahá’í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. He feels that even in an age of increasing technology, “…there is, indeed, an important place in human society for the warmth, beauty, and grace that calligraphy can bring to our lives.”

He exhibits note cards, limited-edition prints, and original calligraphy at the Ashford Farmer’s Market. He also teaches both calligraphy & handwriting privately.

Pen Turning Workshop – 2/24/24

Back by Popular demand!
The Central Connecticut Woodturners Club and the
Ashford Area Arts Council will have another pen
turning event on Saturday Feb. 24 from 10 to 2 at
Knowlton Hall. Absolutely no woodturning experience
necessary…and the event is FREE!

Open to all ages: any kids must be at least 10 years old to participate. There will be plenty of skilled woodturners there to guide you in creating a beautiful pen! No reservations needed, just come between 10am – 2pm.