Art represents the triumph over chaos, just as pulled-pork donuts represent the triumph over dignity. Expand your tastes with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one family membership and two event tickets to the Charter Oak Cultural Center (up to a $100 value).
Winner of the 2011 WFCR Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Organization and Hartford Business Journal's 2009 Nonprofit Organization of the Year, Charter Oak Cultural Center enchants audiences and cultivates community with a multitude of thought-provoking and trailblazing visual and performing arts presentations. Fire right-brain synapses year-round with visual and performing arts exhibitions celebrating artistic expression through dance, theater, painting, and more, or feed hungry intellects with the center's illuminating array of readings, lectures, and psychic mind-meld procedures. The upcoming schedule brings performances by a host of local dance companies, including June 9th–11th when Spectrum in Motion Dance Ensemble, flaunts masterful moves to the music of Duke Ellington, Bobby McFerrin, and others in Karanungan- What We Know. Unlike affiliates of stingy ascetic-of-the-month clubs, members of Charter Oak reap an array of benefits, including programming updates and ticket discounts.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Monuments, Charter Oak’s stately red brick building ushers guests through its arched portico under second-story windows set in majestic colonnades. Membership fees aid more than 1,500 students participating annually in Charter Oak’s free after-school programs, and the center also co-sponsors the SNAP into Action Against Hunger initiative, which enhances hunger awareness and raises funds for MANNA Food Pantry.
21 Charter Oak Ave.
Hartford, Connecticut 06106