Artwork by Mark Mones
The 245-seat auditorium will offer artist talks and documentaries. Visitors will be able to enroll in workshops, drop their kids off at the Children’s Lab, enjoy a snack from the Café, explore the library with over 1000 publications, browse the gift shop, meditate in the Courtyard Sensory Garden, walk the Art Park’s paths and trails (with four legged friends), create, explore, relax and learn!
Five Points has significantly contributed to the revitalization of Torrington through the establishment of the Five Points Gallery as a premier art venue in Connecticut. Art enthusiasts are drawn to the region from all over the United States and nine countries. The Art Center is a transformative multi-year project that will further the positive impact of the arts in this area. The initiative has already drawn collaborative interest from the University of Hartford, Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design and other colleges and universities, and organizations.
Supporting arts, culture and tourism is a cornerstone of Northwest Connecticut’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The Art Center will attract young people to the region, create jobs, and strengthen Northwest Connecticut’s identity as a center for arts innovation.
“We want to create a new trans-disciplinary visual arts model for a changing world.”
-Judith McElhone, Founder & Executive Director