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.


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.

BigFatFuss StuntMonkey

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

Smaller, PERSONAL Art Space... Various Artists Showcased... Independent Films; New, Dated, Old, Virtage, Odd Topics, Documentary or other genres... Free Popcorn for the Movies !!! (if you bring a popcorn container) Occasionally, they host other activities (such as start/finish place for an ornamented organized Bicycle Ride around Hartford to the Riverfront to see Independence Day Fireworks)...

Samuel Chase

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wonderful experience, great staff and move selection of drinks. Also good to note there is off Street parking, just be careful of oncoming traffic

joanne James

Friday, April 28, 2017

Excellent arts venue, great events, friendly and helpful staff. Parking available.