Real Art Ways

56 Arbor Street

Real Art Ways is an alternative multi-disciplinary arts organization that presents and supports contemporary artists and their work, facilitates the creation of new work, and creatively engages and informs audiences and communities.

Provide Space
Real Art Ways uses its space to support alternative and challenging artistic points of view and engage audiences as an integral part of the work.

Present Contemporary Art
Real Art Ways presents culturally diverse contemporary work that builds and serves a culturally, economically and generationally broad audience.

Support Artists
Real Art Ways supports emerging and established artists and provides unique social and intellectual opportunities for a broader creative community.

Engage in Dialogue
Real Art Ways is committed to engaging its publics in dialogue, which explores esthetic, cultural, and social issues.

Build Community
Real Art Ways integrates artists and innovation into creative development of communities.

Sustain Capacity
Real Art Ways professionally manages diversified funding, personnel, and other resources to build sustainable capacity.


Marc Reich

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A great alternative arts center with cinema nestled in a former typewriter R&D center (really!) in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford. A bit off the beaten track but worth the few extra turns you'll need to make. The galleries are always interesting and the cinema offerings are top notch. Films you'd normally only find in much larger cities.

Jeff Howard

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

A lively place for cinema, arts, and community. Decent beer selection. About a block from the Park Street stop on CT Fastrak.

Hasan Riaz

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I've lived in the Greater Hartford Area for 6 years, but didn't know this place existed until a couple weeks ago. This area is improving with time as more and more restaurants and bars open up in the area. Real Art Ways hosts trendy art expos and local movie screenings. Establishments like this could go a long way in rejuvenating the neighborhood.

Darren Lowe

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

This theater shows excellent movies, often foreign movies, that are not shown in regular theaters because they are too "intellectual" for the enjoyment of the general public! A very refreshing experience. And their sound system is the only one that enable people with some hearing problems to understand the sound track but best is that most movies are sub-titled.

Abdul Raham

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I really love this gallery. I got the chance to put a pin on a map to show where I'm from. I'm from Ghana.

Upcoming Events at Real Art Ways

Mess Hall for Teens

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 3:00pm
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