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

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

2016 Thread City Hop Fest

The Thread City Hop Fest is a craft beer tasting, good food eating event on Jillson Square in Willimantic, CT.  (645 Main Street) taking place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 that you don’t want to miss! The Hop Fest is organized by the Willimantic Brewing Company, on behalf of Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. (the folks that bring us the popular 3rd Thursday Street Fest).
Let’s start with the beer! Attendees of the Thread City Hop Fest will enjoy samples from over 45 regional breweries. A craft beer tasting of this size is unique in the Quiet Corner and it’s happening in downtown Willimantic! Kick off the brew fest season right here in Willi! Tickets are $35 in advance or $50 at the gate (if any remain) and include a commemorative tasting glass and access to the visiting brewers. (Proper ID will be required.) The Hop Fest is a fundraiser for: The No Freeze ProjectVulturetown Arts, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc and the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry

Plenty of great food will be available (bring cash) and Vulturetown Arts provides our entertainment line up.

                      Tickets on sale now and going quick!