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Address: 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: +1 860-232-1006
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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the...
Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the United States, with a record of linking artists, innovation and community. Programs include visual arts, with exhibitions, public art projects, and artist presentations; cinema, with independent and international films 7 nights a week; music; performance; literary events; community and educational programming.
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Real Art Ways where the Art comes to Life!

Real Art Ways is one of the best places to see local Art at its finest. The artist not only put their heart and soul into the art they love sharing with you. They give you a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New Britain, Connecticut
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New Britain, Connecticut
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Real Art Ways is one of the best places to see local Art at its finest. The artist not only put their heart and soul into the art they love sharing with you. They give you a at home feeling and welcome you with their wonderful Art. You must take the family for a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Real Artways is a gem in the Parkville neighborhood, and one of the few attractions outside downtown that brings in people from the 'burbs. RA is primarily a gallery for experimental art and a theater for art and foreign films, however, it also hosts a variety of events ranging from monthly happy hours with live music, and movie premieres to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really good contemporary art exhibits, true independent movies, and wine and beer you can bring into the theater, plus various other snacks (and of course, popcorn). Also great site in gorgeous old brick repurposed factory.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Terrific alternative movies and art venue. You can see movies that no other cinema will be showing. They are often avante garde and sometimes provocative. A worthwhile experience for movie lovers. Also has Creative Cocktail hour once a month,

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Real Art Ways is an important and creative institution, however its location has always been irksome to me. It is located far from Downtown which I think is a mistake. There is a bus that comes near it, but you won't be able to take it if you plan to see a nighttime performance. If you are a tourist, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

There are so many wonderful films that never see the light of day. In Hartford this is one place where they will bring the rarely seen contemporary film, from docos to foreign to experimental. Plus the place is a great place for a party on Thursdays once a month!

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West Hartford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Comfortable state-of-the-art movie theater with alternative films you won't see elsewhere; fabulous art installations like "The Talking Cure"; Creative Cocktail party once a month that brings together a creative artsy group of people to drink some drinks, talk, dance dance dance; amazing alternative jazz like Stephen Haynes improv; interesting discussion sessions. All this under one roof, and a very cool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are a lot of great films and art installations that come through here. It is just a really cool and funky place, and they always have so many interesting films they are presenting. Their website is always up to date with what they are showing and feature to come.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Ample and free parking, first run movies, AND you can enjoy a glass of wine in a clean comfortable setting. The staff is welcoming. We browsed the artwork prior to the start of the movie. A movie night without the commercial feel!

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I've wanted to go to Real Art Ways for a long time and finally went. I was blown away. It's like a taste of New York City in the middle of Hartford. The art gallery spaces were immaculate and the installations were captivating and cutting-edge. And the cinema is gorgeous too. It's incredible to see what's been right under my... More 

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