State grant propels CT arts organization toward massive expansion

Hartford’s Real Art Ways — the contemporary arts center that has been a fixture in the Parkville neighborhood for three decades — will break ground on an ambitious expansion as soon as this spring that is part of a larger, $23-million plan for its Arbor Street building.

The expansion, which includes a major addition that will increase the size of the arts venue by more than 50%, recently won approval for $9.1 million grant from the state’s Community Investment Fund program, critical to the project’s financing. The fund seeks to foster economic development in traditionally underserved communities.

“It’s just really exciting and encouraging to get this boost, and it’s coming right at the right time,” Will K. Wilkins, RAW’s executive director, said. “And it’s going to make this project a reality. This is going to happen.”


Read the full article from the Hartford Courant here.
Posted September 23, 2023 
By Kenneth R. Gosselin

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