Art for Healing:
The West Hartford Art League is happy to be working with The Integrative Medicine Department’s ART for Healing Program at Hartford Hospital to provide free art classes in drawing & painting for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers. West Hartford Art League Instructor Deb Wadsworth has offered her teaching expertise and the West Hartford Art League has donated their space in an effort to "open doors to the healing qualities of creative activities for those who are challenged with recovering from, what many times, is a devastating and life changing disease." according to Diana Boehnert, Coordinator of the ART for Healing Program, Integrative Medicine, Hartford Hospital.
Every year, The West Hartford Art League partners with the West Hartford Public Schools to exhibit student work in our two galleries on Buena Vista Road. ArtBeat showcases work from students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Conard and Hall High School Mural:
Students from Conard High School and Hall High School partnered with the Art League and Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford in the fall of 2008 to design and paint a mural on the side of Jerry's Artarama, as part of ArtWalks 5th Anniversary. The students worked weekends and after school on Wednesdays under the direction of art teachers Sheri Ellis from Conard High School, and Joanne Barry Dutro from Hall High School.
The mural is located at the corner of New Britain Ave, on the side of Jerrys Artarama.
ArtWalk Chalk Competition:
Open to students of all ages, we have held a chalk competion every fall for the last five years on the sidewalks of LaSalle and Arapahoe Road, during the opening reception for ArtWalk. Thank-you to our chalk partner Blick Art Materials of Plainville.
Light Up the Night:
Every year, the West Hartford Art League raises money for the West Hartford Food Pantry and Foodshare through its sale of luminaries. The luminaries are lit on the hillside as part of this fundraising event.