Around Hartford


Photo courtesy of Real Art Ways

Founded in 1975, Real Art Ways (RAW) began as a space for musicians and visual artists to engage themselves in their work. The nonprofit contemporary arts organization, housed in the old Underwood typewriter factory in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood and located less than two miles from Trinity’s Summit Street campus, continues to be an arts and culture hub that hosts films, concerts, performances, readings, and gallery exhibitions and offers a space for social gatherings. RAW also has commissioned more than 35 public art projects in Hartford communities, making the city both the setting and the subject, and provides programming for Hartford-area youth, including Film Field Trips, which give public school students the opportunity to view films and to have a facilitated discussion with the aim of sparking an interest in social change and activism. Will Wilkins, RAW’s executive director, notes that Trinity and RAW have attributes in common: “Both organizations were born in Hartford, and both are committed to being good citizens and to being here for the long term.”

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