Budget-Friendly Classes & Events in CT

Most artists are used to living on a tight budget, but in today's climate more and more families are looking for ways to save money. As people look to cut expenses, art classes and summer events are seen as luxuries. But don't put away that sketchbook just yet. You don't have to be rich to enrich your artistic life. Here are a few examples:


The New Britain Museum of American Art

http://www.nbmaa.org

  • "Art Happy Hour" on the 2nd Thursday of every month, enjoy art and conversation in the galleries. Complimentary light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6 pm. followed by a program from 6-7 p.m. This program is Free with general admission. General admission is free for members, $9 for adults and $8 for seniors.
  • "Sketching with the Masters" every Friday from 10:30am - noon. Materials are provided. All skill levels welcome. This program is Free with general admission. General admission is free for members, $9 for adults and $8 for seniors.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum (New London, CT)
http://www.lymanallyn.org/programs.html
  • "Free First Sunday" every first Sunday of the month - a family day of free art activities, free snacks, and free admission! Check the museum website for more information and a list of month-to-month activities.
These and other interesting events are saved on the "SAQA CT Events Calendar"

Tour Connecticut's Museums with ART PASS

  • Discover Connecticut’s artistic treasures with a $25 Art Pass, valid for admission to all fifteen world-class museums and historic sites on the statewide Connecticut Art Trail*. You determine the two month time-frame; we admit you to 15 museums. Explore diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. Children twelve and under are free when accompanied by an adult. *Five museums are already free and open to the public. To purchase the Art Pass, visit www.arttrail.org.

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