For the Press

This page serves as a comprehensive resource for editors. If you need any more information, please contact Barbara Nair, Executive and PR Director at [email protected] or [email protected] or by cell phone (646)326-7364 during the week anytime. Messages can also be left at the Arts Center: (860)663-5593 or at Spectrum Gallery: (860)767-0742.

High Resolution Images: We have thousands of photos from over the years! Please simply email or call with your request and we will send press-ready, high resolution images over to you.

Videos: See Meet the Arts Center video.

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The Arts Center Killingworth (ACK) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organization focused on the development and presentation of the visual and performing arts on the Shoreline of Connecticut and beyond. ACK supports amateur and professional artists by organizing exhibits and offering classes, intensives, workshops and Summer Camps for adults, teens and children.


Founded in 2003, the key to growth for the Arts Center has been its program
development – from one small, free Origami Workshop to the current, always expanding variety of visual programs.

Visual Arts


Classes and Workshops:

Thanks for coordinating wonderful classes! – Kaoru Tamura, class participant

I really enjoyed the Beginning Drawing Class with Ed.  He is enthusiastic and thoughtful. He gave us tools/ways to practice drawing so that we would improve and taught us how to see an object and make it three dimensional. I do hope that there will be a follow up! – Susan Wyne, class participant

I had so much fun during the wet felting workshop. I had never done this before and was floored that Robin had brought so many wonderful colors of Marino wool to choose from. Even though the writeup said I would complete an entire project during the time allotted, I thought I would never be able to do so, but I did!  I now have a gorgeous pocketbook! Robin McCahill is a terrific teacher, somehow managing to assist everyone, as she demonstrated exactly how to lay out the wool, roll, knead and rub.  She made sure all of us had something wonderful to take home. I would
definitely take this workshop again.  Now that I know how, I have other things I would like to create. Kudos to the Arts Center Killingworth. – Rhoda Pierce, workshop participant

Summer Fashion Weeks :

My eleven year old daughter was in her glory the whole week! As a parent I was thoroughly impressed with Fashion Week. Nothing else like it around this area. – Liz Connelly (daughter Emily)

Sarah has learned so much during Fashion week I. She had no experience with sketching prior to this class and was pleased to see her progress in this aspect of fashion design. She gained confidence in her sewing ability and came away with a sense of accomplishment. – Laurie Webb (daughter Sarah)

It was a great week! Jill really enjoyed the previous week as a model/counselor. Jillian really liked working with Wendy. Fashion Week Two she really enjoyed as a participant. The trash to treasure project was a lot of fun and she also really like Nikki as an instructor too. Gloria was great and Jill loves the drawing portion of the week. The hair/makeup and photo shoot was exceptional as well and certainly a highlight of the summer. Jill is definitely interested in assisting next year, as well as taking another
week of camp. – Elaine Nielsen (daughter Jill)

Arts Festivals:

Fabulous outdoor craft and art show.  The variety and quality of artists’ work is outstanding and it is good to see artists from out of my area.  – Anonymous Resident from Milford