Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways

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Creative Cocktail Hour

Live music, art exhibitions, DJ, and you. Come as you are.

A monthly experience of art, community, and connection in Hartford.

Everybody is welcome, conversations abound, people connect.

Come with friends, come by yourself, hangout. Creative Cocktail Hour is a great way to meet new people!


Live Music: Nelson Bello & Friends: funk, soul, rhythm and blues with Nelson Bello on percussion, Dexter Pettaway on drums, Simone Moñe on vocals, Will Price on saxophone, Asa Livingston on bass, and Jeremiah Fuller on piano.

A black and white image of a man smiling and playing drums with his hands.

A Performance from The Dance Collective: The Dance Collective aims to empower women to have a voice and an equal opportunity in dance by providing choreographic and leadership opportunities. By sharing professional contemporary dance with new audiences and providing performances in diverse locations, they work to bridge the gap between the arts and our community. Their studio space in Hartford, CT provides creatives with a home to hone in on their movement vocabulary and we hold the belief that everyone can dance and everyone should.

Dancers posing in a park.

Music from DJ Mr. Realistic

Art Exhibitions from: 

Alan Neider 

Romina Chuls 

Karl Goulet

Roni Aviv 

Paloma Izquierdo, Miguel Gaydosh, Matthew Schreiber, Laura Henriksen, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Dylan Hausthor

Food Truck: Mama Nena

Hands-on Art Making Activities

& You!

Creative Cocktail Hour is about community and expression.

Buy your tickets online and skip the line at the door!