"A Tiling By Squares" closing party at Willimantic Records - Tuesday, November 15th


Before Vulturetown Arts takes down the "A Tiling By Squares - Art On Small Places" exhibition, we're throwing a closing party and adding even more panels of sticky note art. Of course everyone is encouraged to continue to slap their sticky note creations to the walls while here to view their neighbors post-it note masterpieces.

Music to be provided by:
QUIN GALAVIS - from Austin, Texas: "equal parts Bob Mould and Edgar Allen Poe"

CERISE MONTCLAIR - Jason & John

SNCKPCK - from Fort Worth, Texas

Music starts at 7pm.

Normally only open Wednesday thru Sunday, Willimantic Records will open at 6pm on Tuesday, November 15th.

Willimantic Records
744 Main St - Back Entrance
Willimantic, CT 06226
860-450-7000


Vulturetown Arts 2016 Halloween Bash - Friday October 28th at 750 Main



Vulturetown Arts presents The Can Kickers, The Alternates Duo,  and Becky Kessler from Violent Mae at 750 Main in Willimantic.

Admission is just $5. Doors open at 7pm. 

Costumes are encouraged with prizes for the best Halloween get-ups.

This is an all-ages event. Cafemantic will have a bar set up for those 21 and over.

More details to come.

Downtown Country Fair - 10am to 4pm Saturday, October 1, 2016


The Willimantic Food Coop's annual Downtown Country Fair is always a fun time. This year promises to be the best yet, as the Coop has joined forces with the Willimantic Farmers Market (Connecticut's longest-running farmers' market)  and moved the fair to Jillson Square - which is located at the corner of Jackson St. & Main St. in Willimantic.

To see a list of vendors, click here.

Vulturetown Arts is helping out with organizing the music. Check out this year's line-up:


10am - Between the Borders (students studying at Waldrons Studio 88
Emma Smith sings a few songs with piano accompaniment from Waldrons Studio 88

11am - Weather Permitting (that's their band name - from HARTT School of Music)
Bob Bloom of Drumming About You leads a hands on workshop for fair goers

12pm - Echo Uganda (East African folk songs and dance)
Will Hare and Friends play traditional Irish tunes (off stage location)

1pm - Collins and Bradley (guitar duo Jack Collins and Ed Bradley performs their versions of your favorite songs)

Will Hare and Friends will play some more traditional Irish tunes (off stage location)

2pm - My Gay Banjo (progressive folk duo perform beautiful originals) 

3pm - DJ Sir Round Sound (David Freeburg, dance party to end the day, spinning funky soulful 45s from his amazing record collection)

Vulturetown Arts presents: "A Tiling By Squares"






Every square inch of wall space at Willimantic Records must be covered in sticky note art and YOU are invited to participate! 

Drop off or mail submissions to the record store, or submit them in the drop box at the Willimantic Food Co-op.

Opening reception 6pm to 9pm, Thursday, Sept 1st at Willimantic Records, 744 Main Street, Willimantic, CT - store entrance & parking in back on Riverside Drive.

Live performances by Cerise Montclair, JBrish, and Boy Crazy.




Visit the BULKY WASTE SCULPTURE GARDEN during the Third Thursday Street Festival on June 16th


6pm to 8:30pm, during the Third Thursday Street Festival.

The walkway connecting 744 Main Street to Riverside Drive will be turned into a bulky waste sculpture garden. Artists from Willimantic and the surrounding areas will exhibit their magical trash creations, works of art constructed from objects once dumped curbside as garbage.

With live music outside Willimantic Records featuring Birth of Flower and George Hakkila; and talks
 on assemblage by local sculptor David Corsini, and Recycling by Tom DeVivo of Willimantic Waste Co.

This is a free event presented by Vulturetown Arts.

Last minute bulky waste sculpture entrants are encouraged. Just drop off your creation between 5:30pm and 6pm at the Vulturetown Arts bus in front of Rajean's Antiques at 744 Main Street and fill out registration form at Willimantic Records. Artists must agree to remove their contributions at the end of the exhibition that evening (8:30pm). Participation is FREE and there will be PRIZES!




Call to Artists: 1st Annual Bulky Waste Sculpture Garden



Bulky waste pick-up starts in Willimantic the week of May 23rd, so the time is now to be on lookout for the many mounds of magical trash!!

Here's how it works:
Create a sculpture using found objects from the sidewalk trash piles in Willimantic and the surrounding areas.

Bring your creation to the Bulky Waste Sculpture Garden on June 16th, between 5:30 and 6:00 pm (just before the Third Thursday Street Festival starts) to qualify for a prize. YES!! There will be prizes!

Sign in on June 16th will be at at Willimantic Records, which is located behind Rajean's Gifts at 744 Main Street (the store entrance to Willimantic Records is physically on Riverside Drive,... just look for signs and sculptures on the sidewalk). The Bulky Waste Sculpture Garden will run along the alleyway from Rajean's Gifts down to the Riverside Drive parking lot. Judging is scheduled to take place shortly after 6 PM.

All sculptues MUST be removed by owner by 8:30 PM. 

Pre-registration is NOT mandatory, but will help us reserve a space for YOU. We'd love to start getting a count of potential submissions. To pre-register please either message us on Facebook or email us at info@vulturetownart.org.

There is no registration fee. If you can haul it in and make it stand up - we will accept it!