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Are you stuck - challenged to tap into your creative, innovative self? Are you looking for new ways to stimulate out-of-the-box thinking about your enterprise or venture? Are you hesitant to pursue a dream you have because you lack the confidence? If you’re ready to shake things up in a creative and supportive way, read on. We have the blueprints to help you reconstruct a foundation of inner-freedom, self-confidence and ease.
The tools we’ll use to “Build Your Creative Courage” include: a variety of low-impact art exercises for which we provide all the materials (if you can move, you can do this), some ungraded writing exercises that only you will read, and a bit of friendly conversation.
Learn to:
 Trust your intuition
 Workout your creative muscles
 Build on your previous successes
Thursday Evenings
September 18 thru October 9
7:00-9:00 PM
@287 Main Street, Danbury, CT
Painter, sculptor and Expressive Art facilitator, Pamela Hochstetter, has been leading individuals and groups in expressive arts methods for 13 years. She trained with Jane Gross, MA, LCSW, in this. Hochstetter holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University and BS in Art & Education, summa cum laude, from Western CT State University. She considers working with people in this way a privilege and savors the many creative breakthroughs of her students. To check out Pamela’s artwork and learn more about her go to:


BSA Breakfast 2014

Business Supports the Arts Breakfast 2014



Accessible Art Public Call to Artists ~ Entries Now Accepted!

"Inside" Exhibitions & "In the Window" Storefront Installations - new!

The Accessible Art Project is collaboration among the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, venues (both public and private) and the artist. The intent is to provide opportunity for artists to show work in alternative spaces and to make art more accessible to the general public. It is also a way for business leaders to leverage creative talent to promote economic development and bring life to downtown communities. We offer spaces “inside” and “in the windows installations”.(new!) 

For the past 6 years, Accessible Art opportunities have grown each year. In 2014, more than 25 exhibitions inside shops, businesses, and organizations that are scheduled throughout the region. Currently, eight venues participate.  In 2015 we grow to eleven! 

Accessible Art expands from inside offices and shops to storefront windows! We are partnering with downtown property owners and matching them with artists to present unique and creative window installations.

Open to all Artists 18 years old and up 

Artists must be available during normal business hours 

Artists must have their own resources to hang/install and breakdown their exhibit. This includes materials and human resources. 

Artists may submit a minimum of four (4) pieces and maximum of 12 pieces. 

Fees: There is no entry fee. Artists are required to be a current CULTURAL ALLIANCE member to participate. The membership fee is $35.00 per artist, (not per piece). Online payments accepted at 

For mail-in: Make checks payable and send to: Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (CAWC) 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 06810 

A panel of local art community reps, participating venues, and community at large will jury submissions. The jury selects artists. Entry submissions are often included in the selection process, but not necessarily. The jury's decision is final. 

Artists are selected to exhibit at selected locations for approximately 6-8 weeks. Selected artists are notified of the date and location of their exhibition in advance. Artists may be selected for a solo show or as part of a group show. Artists may also be selected for more than one location. 

Complete and submit your entries. You will be put on file as a possible match for an upcoming window. Selected artists will be expected to create an installation, not simply a display of 2D or 3D works. The installation must in some way reflect the host business (i.e, an insurance agency may inspire an installation that reflects the concept of security 

Submit Entry


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Danbury, CT 06810

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