Connecticut ArtPrize - CAFTA

Friday, November 9th, 2018

The Connecticut ArtPrize is an event where the arts and culture community and public service community join together to celebrate the creative spirit in all of us. Connecticut Academy For The Arts (CAFTA) and the United Way of Northwest Connecticut have partnered for a three day weekend event that will showcase celebrity art, as well as student and teacher art. Specially invited community leaders and celebrities will paint 12” x 12” canvases that will be auctioned at the event. The celebrity piece of art that receives the most votes from preview party attendees will receive a $1000 prize for their favorite charity. In addition to the art auction, music and a wine tasting will make the preview party on November 9 a lively event not to be missed. Connecticut ArtPrize promises to become a major event in Connecticut each year. All proceeds benefit CAFTA and the United Way of NW CT, serving over 63,000 Connecticut underserved and underprivileged citizens in 26 Northwest Connecticut communities.

The Art Show November 10-11 will be open to the public noon-4 P.M. and will feature all the celebrity, art teachers and student art works. There will be inter active exhibits for families to enjoy. (Suggested donations for the Art Show Nov 10-11 is $5 per person. Children under 12 years of age enter free.)

Fri, November 9, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

The Libby Building
104 Main Street
Torrington, CT


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Because wine and spirits are being served at the November 9 Preview Party, attendees must be 21 years of age or older. The Art Show November 10-11, Noon-4 pm has no age limit and is family friendly. Children under 12 years of age enter free. Suggested Donation for Art Show November 10-11: $5 per person.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
FREE on-street parking and parking lot next door

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
CAFTA: 860 201 5706; email:;

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

​Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at: www.eventbrite/Ct ArtPrize or 860 201 5706 or at the door.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.