ART PARK project has reached its first goal

ART PARK 225 north mainThe Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to announce that the ART PARK project has reached its first goal: the purchase the adjacent undeveloped treed land that will be preserved in its natural state and over time be an ART PARK. Owning this over-an acre plot of land at 225 North Main Street not only means an extension of physical space for the Arts Center, but also means that their guardianship of the land begins now and for the future. Phase Two of the ART PARK project also begins now, with the committee seeking input from the community as they look to the planned Sculpture Garden, walking paths, and labyrinth.

They want to publicly thank each and everyone who helped with their time, enthusiasm, money, and support. As expected, donations came from residents of Marlborough and all the surrounding towns of the region. Donations also came from past members and supporters in North Carolina, Florida, Maine, Indiana, and Arizona.

On Sunday, August 30, at the Opening Reception of the current Artist-Member Show, the co-chairmen of the ART PARK committee, Joan Lester and Fran Terase, spoke of the process and completion of the fund-raising and thanked all donors. They noted that it was an impressive accomplishment to raise $80,000 in three months that was only possible thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s grant of $40,000 and the generosity of all who gave and matched those funds. They said then that this is “a moment to savor” for the Arts Center and for the community that will benefit from the preservation of the land and the ART PARK within in.

Member Artist Show Winners

Cake and MAC winners 005The Marlborough Arts Center at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT is pleased to announce the prize winners of its annual Member Artist Show that were announced at the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 30, 2015. First Place Winner was Jim Grabowski’s acrylic “Time Sequence Study”; Second Place Winner was an oil by Marthan Laurenitis, “Pineapple”; Third Place Winner was James Wagner’s photograph entitled “Charter Oak Bridge”. This show was judged by Katherine Simmons, a well-known artist-judge, who has also honored the Arts Center with her expertise for past shows. She was so impressed with the quality of the art works that she insisted on Honorable Mentions for three other artists: Albert D’Antonio for his sculpture “Bending Back”; Bob Desaulnier for his painting “Barnyard Gate”; and Pattie Bullock for her pastel “Mandevilla”.

You can view the entire show in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery at your leisure every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4 p.m. through September 27, with the exception of Labor Day Weekend. Admission is always free of charge with ample parking and full accessibility. The Gift Shop containing unique artistic and craft pieces by their regional artists will also be open during the Show. There is a plethora of wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts for people of all ages that includes jewelry, wooden bowls, ceramics, wax candles, artisanal soaps, and many more surprises to delight anyone. Sales are cash or check only. Members of the Arts Center always receive a10{eba5a16469fb4a7f18f8ea69c1431b00c5f2da579f8ac6bd75c322ccea0d0754} discount on sales of all art works.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts . Details on classes, membership, shows, and other artistic events are found on the website Any telephone inquiries to (860) 295-9389 will be responded to by a Board Member.