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Address: 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: +1 860-232-1006
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

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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It's My Spot!

Ok, it's like this place has creative pixie dust sprinkling. I can go for something or nothing but when I leave I'm charged with ideas, impressions, just want to go do something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Ok, it's like this place has creative pixie dust sprinkling. I can go for something or nothing but when I leave I'm charged with ideas, impressions, just want to go do something artful. I can sit and enjoy the atmosphere; browse the creations; quench my thirst with a tasty potation.. or not; dance to my hearts' content (when the band's... More 

Thank Joey00
Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

If you are in the market for independent, foreign, or just quirky little films, this is the place to be. I love almost everything I have seen here and the ones I didn't love I appreciated for their unique view of the world. My favorite events here are the annual screenings of the Oscar nominated shorts. It's so nice to... More 

Thank travelfreak53
Killingworth, CT
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429 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Real Art Ways is tucked away in the back of an old factory building on a side street in Hartford. Once inside there are comfortable spaces to lounge in and art exhibits to stroll through in addition to an impressive and fascinating line up of Indie movies you won't find in too many other places. The concession stand sells a... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Manchester, Connecticut
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

From RAW's indie film offerings to their art exhibits, this place is a joy to frequent in Hartford. There are many activities to participate in at night and you won't be disappointed with the offerings. Becoming a member of RAW allows you to pay $5 for films instead of their regular rate of $11.

Thank Adventure Diva
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Big fan of RAW, especially the quality independent films. The Annual Oscar Short Films are a fun tradition and a great night out. The neighborhood is a little hinky, but it's worth the trip. Movies....and they have wine!

Thank _Tina_Bal
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

In an old factory/ warehouse building, tucked away off the beaten path, you would not likely stumble on RAW but if a friend tells you about it, you are glad to know! There is always a new exhibition arriving in the gallery areas. The films that come here are not your run of the mill blockbusters, bur foreign award winners,... More 

Thank Tami E
New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank reubenclamzo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bethany B
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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,

1 Thank 957Rosebud

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