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.


Daniel Sine

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Basically one of the only games in town as a meeting place in Hartford for artists. Truly hope they start expanding to include younger and riskier artists. If/when they do, they'd get an easy five.

Bill Paglia-Scheff

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

love this place especially the movies and fine art displays. Been a member for years

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.

Upcoming Events at Real Art Ways

Peter Edlund Artist Talk

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
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Colleen Fitzgerald: ndemeh

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
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Screening - Above and Beyond: Giving Up The Day Job

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
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