Cultural Arts Resource Directory

Need to locate the closest bookstore? Or get a trumpet fixed? Or find dance lessons for your child? Or find a pub with live music on a random Friday?

There is a site where you can prospect for any of these answers, and many more, regarding the cultural opportunities in Hamden. It is the Hamden Arts Commission's recently published Cultural Arts Resource Directory.

The Directory is a hometown collection of the community's cultural organizations and businesses, including public, private, for-profit, non-profit, social, educational, commercial and governmental. It is the most comprehensive arts catalog in Hamden's history, and one which provides clear evidence that the arts in Hamden are flourishing. In the Arts Commission's last directory, printed in 1992, there were 18 arts organizations listed.  The current catalog lists over 80, and the research is continuing.

There is also a bonus, companion on-line Directory of Notables -- an impressive list of individuals who have made  particular contributions to the arts and who either live and work in Hamden or have done so in the past. This part of the project, which is in the early stages of research and discovery, already offers over 100 names of people with distinction: From Pulitzer Prize nominees and winners to a Poet Laureate of the United States, to stage, screen and television performers, to accomplished architects and designers, and to musicians, visual artists and authors of all genres.

The Town cordially invites you to visit these directories, and to enjoy Hamden's abundant resources.

For the Cultural Arts Resource Directory:  To go to the Hamden Notables, click on

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