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Real Art Ways

Address: 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860.232.1006
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Ranked #7 of 12 Activities in Hartford
Type: Gear rentals, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the United States, with a...
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Type: Gear rentals, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I attended the Living Cat Exhibit last month at this art gallery, cinema, exhibit and social business and was thrilled at the authentic presentation. A shelter seeking homes for lovely kittens and cats was apparently contacted and partnered with an artist exhibit centering on cats. It was a marvelous paring - the real and actual to touch and hold along... More 

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

RAW as we call it is the ultimate destination for fun, learning and togetherness. This is one of the most welcoming sites in Hartford fulfilling everyone's needs for urban adventure. The movies are terrific, the galleries are brimming with new art but the real reason for its excellence is the multigenerational crowd that gathers here for their ever-changing events. Of... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Hartford. The theatre is spacious, clean and comfortable and shows a variety of Indies. There's also art and music - check the calendar for exhibits and performances. The Oscar nominated shorts are also shown yearly (about a month before the Oscars). You can also have wine, coffee and dessert in the theatre.... More 

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Glastonbury
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Latest movie we saw there was Blackfish. They usually have very good documentaries and other quality films and you can always take in the current art exhibitions prior to watching the movie.

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Bristol
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140 reviews 140 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went to the cinema at Real Art Ways...I hadn't been to Real Art Ways in years, and it was nice to return. Not only can you see a movie, you can check out the latest exhibits afterwards. It was also a very pleasant surprise to buy a small popcorn for $3, unheard of in the larger cinemas!

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Windsor, CT
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266 reviews 266 reviews
58 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

It's hard to find, but worth the effort. Check out the event schedule and attend a performance of your liking. We love the high quality environmentally supportive films. Don't be surprised by the beer and wine at the concession stand. If you are over 62 ask for the senior pricing. (Easy on fixed incomes and broken incomes as well.)

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Farmington, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Tucked away in the Parkville section of Hartford is one of the city's rare gems. Real Art Ways is a unique combination of art galleries, indie/foreign film house, cafe and gathering place. Where else can you find Game Night, Creative Cocktail Hour, live entertainment and oh-so-fun special events and parties? My latest visit was the annual Odd Ball which is... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Not sure how this art gallery/theater ended up under the “Shopping” category. It’s a nice contemporary art space in what looks like rehabbed factory buildings with 5 gallery spaces at the time of our visit. There was a mix of art shown including paintings, sculptures and video/photographs. It's good for about an hour trip. We did not go to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2005

Real Art Ways says it is a contemporary arts center. I wouldn't have imagined a place like this in Hartford Connecticut in a million years. They've got a movie theater, art galleries, beer and wine and other things to snack on. I went to their "Creative Cocktail Hour," which is the third Thursday of every month, and saw an amazing... More 

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