Get on Board at Real Art Ways

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Get on Board

You’re invited to Get On Board and support Real Art Ways.

Tuesday, September 26, 6-9pm.

Fun people, good food, live music, and the unexpected.

We will present Realie Awards to four special people who have made significant contributions to the community:

Audrey Conrad: Author, Former Chief Mechanical Officer, Essex Steam Train

Leticia Cotto: Customer Experience Officer, Hartford Public Library

Ted Gawlicki and the memory of Mary Gawlicki: Founders and trustees The Gawlicki Family Foundation

Maurice Robertson: Photographer, jazz radio announcer, gardener & supporter of area arts and music activities

Previous recipients of Real Art Ways’ “Realie” Awards are: John Alves, Paul Bourdeau, Joseph Celli, John Dankosky, Jack Dollard, Howard Fromson, Joe Gianni, Colin McEnroe, Denise Merrill, Marge Morrissey, Olu Oguibe, Pepón Osorio, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Nat Reeves, Kate Rushin, Paul Sciarra, Manola Sidara, Tara Spain, and Henry Zachs.

Enjoy delicious food, made locally, from Grano Arso in Chester, CT.

Live music by Matt Dwonszyk Trio featuring Shenel Johns.

Tickets are $175.00!

Purchase Tickets Here!

Presenting Sponsor:

The Hartford logo

Gold Sponsors:

Bank of America logo

Stanley Black and Decker Logo

Silver Sponsor:

Travelers Logo

Bronze Sponsors:

DBVW Architects

M&T Charitable Foundation

Barbara Sokoloff & Associates


Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

MacDermid, Reynolds, & Glissman, P.C.

Marketing Solutions

Smith Brothers Insurance

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Please contact our Director of Development, Tricia Haggerty Wenz for more information!