The following events are in chronolgical order.
Ongoing events are listed at the bottom.
If you participate in any of these events, please let the presenter know you heard about it through the
Arts & Culture Collaborative!

Summer Session
OLLI at UConn invites you to join them for their first-ever   all-online summer session! All courses will be taught through Zoom. Registration now open. 
Email   or call 475-222-6232
or 475-222-6261
Register To see details of all classes, just click on  OLLI Summer 2020 Catalog .
Portraits by ShawnaLee
Online Pet Portrait Demonstration
Thurs, May 21: 10-10:30 am
FREE Register
What's in My Studio Now
In this Zoom Studio Chat, ShawnaLee will share her current works in the studio and tell you the stories behind the art! You'll gain an insider's view to artist practices.
Thurs, May 21: 11-11:30 am
FREE Register

Charcoal Drawing Online Class
Experience the drama and mystery of charcoals while learning drawing skills. Gain an understanding of charcoals, the different kinds of charcoal, their techniques and artist uses. 
May 25; June 1, 8: 10 am – 1 pm
$112 Register
Online with Zoom Interactive Photo Review
Friday, May 22, 29, June 5: 10:30 am - 12 noon
Instructor, John Munno Visit website for more info
A rts Escape

Gypsy Jazz Music Lecture with John Tuohy
Gypsy Jazz or “Jazz Manouche” is a strain of passionate, fiery, and virtuosic guitar and violin-based music to roar out of France in the 1930s and 1940s.
May 27: 1 pm
Register Online with Zoom
Palace Theater Waterbury
Student Talent Challenge
The Palace just wrapped up their student virtual talent show. If you want to cast your vote for the COVID-EO Student Talent Challenge, the survey will be live until   May 24 at midnight. 
Menopause the Musical
Extended thru May 28 , " Menopause The Musical"  will be available to buy and stream at home .
A portion of the proceeds from the cost to stream benefits the Palace Theater and The Actors Fund.
Mattatuck Museum

C ommunity Cookbook Club
May 28 @ 1:00 - 3:30 pm  
$7 – $11 Visit site for FREE event code & registration
Mattatuck Museum is organizing a virtual gathering of the Cookbook Club with a focus on what YOU are cooking during these challenging times.
  • What are the recipes you return to again and again?
  • What staples do you always have on hand?
  • What meals can you pull together just with what is in your pantry?
Cook your lunch using pantry staples, set the table, and join with friends for a virtual lunch gathering. Facilitated by Gary Schiro.
For more virtual events and things to do from around our state, please visit
Ongoing Events
JT Art & Design
Save Change the Date
Judy Tourangeau, artist/caricaturist/graphic designer has a few specials for graduation and delayed weddings. Click on the graphic for a larger image with details. Ordering details are on each graphic or visit her website .
Local Libraries
Local libraries have amazing online content and all you need to access it is your library card . Visit your local libraries' homepages for more details and look for the link to ebooks.

Oxford Library

Happy Scratch Coding Tips-Week 4
Each week, they release a video on their  YouTube Channel  that outlines a new  Scratch  project for kids and families to follow along with at home. Scratch is the perfect way for anyone to start learning to code from home, and game design projects can make this process even more fun! Details and Link
Woodbury Library

Atmosphere Art Exhibit
Their current exhibit is from artist Dorothy Calio. The show is called “Atmosphere.”   
You can also check out  Dorothy Calio's website . For prices on any of Dorothy's pieces, please call the library (203) 263-3502
Main Street Waterbury

Porch Happy Hour
Fridays: 5 – 7:30 pm
Gather on your porch, deck, backyard and have a drink or a cup of tea (no judgement here!) with food from a local downtown eatery. A great chance to support local downtown restaurants\bars who are offering take-out/delivery of food and/or drinks!

Share and post your picture on Fridays to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #DowntownHH and feel free to tag us or your favorite bar/food establishment in downtown Waterbury!

Midsummer Night's Dream Virtual Residency
A Midsummer Night's Dream Intensive (Grades 5-8)
Tues & Thurs: 3 – 5pm
For Students: PAL Neighborhoods Program
(Waterbury Students Grades 2-8)
Mon & Wed: 3 – 5pm

For Students: Saturday Acting Intensives
(Grades 2-12)
Saturdays in June: 9:30-11am 

For Teachers: Shakespeare, Mythology, and Folklore Workshops or A Midsummer Night's Dream Intensive
(Grades 3-12) Any time in your virtual classroom or ours
Thanks to our ongoing supporters!

As a non-profit local arts agency under the auspices of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the ACC is grateful for the support of the Arts & Tourism Commission of the City of Waterbury, the Waterbury Regional Chamber, the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development/Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.