Five Points Center for the Visual Arts (FPCVA) completed the acquisition of the former University of Connecticut Torrington Regional Campus on June 30, 2020. Located 4 miles from Five Points Gallery and the Five Points Annex in downtown Torrington, the property is currently undergoing renovations and improvements necessary for the establishment of the Five Points Art Center, a vibrant educational facility designed for cutting edge artistic exploration and community driven arts activity. When complete, the Five Points Art Center and 90-acre Art Park, together with the FPCVA downtown exhibition spaces and emerging
artist Launchpad, will become an arts destination, which will add significantly to the social fabric and economic health of our region and State.
When fully operational, artists and community members will have access to a variety of cross discipline labs including: Printmaking, Alternative Photograph Processing, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Video, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and 3-D fabrication.
The Center’s 245-seat auditorium will present artist lectures, documentaries and community related events. Visitors will have the opportunity to take classes, enroll in workshops, drop their kids off at the Children’s Lab, enjoy a snack from the Café, explore the library with over 2000 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!
The Robert Dente Printmaking Lab is an exceptional asset for Northwest Connecticut and will offer limited (and safe) access to the public in the late spring - early summer of 2021. The 2,000 square foot, 20 ft. high studio will be equipped to meet the needs of professional printmakers, cross-disciplinary artists and those members of the community interested in learning how to make images in this time honored medium.
Progress is also moving forward on the Kid’s Lab and the Alternative Photographic Processing Lab. Stay tuned for updates!