July Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways

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July Creative Cocktail Hour

Creative Cocktail Hour Returns!

Held every third Thursday of the month. A diversity of cool cats and outcasts gathers to experience art and connect with one another. Dancing is encouraged though not required.


Red Baraat on stage during a concertLive music from Red Baraat

“Red Baraat is a Brooklyn-based ensemble that makes heart-pounding, insanely infectious music. The band is particularly known and loved for its unforgettable live performances.” –NPR



Portrait of James Hall aka DJ Mr. RealisticDJ James Hall AKA Mr. Realistic – is a Connecticut and NYC USA based DJ/Producer.  Mr. Realistic is no stranger to this thing called house music! He’s been in the game since the late 80’s spinning tribal, deep, soulful and afro house music at events and clubs around the US and Europe, such as PartyCast TV, the Liquid Sol House Events, the Amsterdam Dance Event, and, upcoming in July 2021, The Lago Mio Fest in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Learn more HERE.


Opening Reception:

A painting of a woman walking with an umbrella by a dreamy landscape of yellow trees and a blue sky.Then The Morning Comes a new solo exhibition by Lydia Viscardi, curated by David Borawski





Portrait of artist Lauren Be DearReal Wall: Lauren Be Dear

Through the Veil, is an installation and performance by Hartford-based artist Lauren Be Dear and part of the Real Wall series. Performances are at 7:00 PM and 9:15 PM during the Creative Cocktail Hour.



On View:

As the palm is bent, the boy is inclined by Kevin Quiles Bonilla

Situational Awareness by Jacob Cullers



Yoga with Barbara Hocker

Food Trucks from Baba Ghanoush and East West Grille

Art activities for adults and kids

And you!

A poster collage of images from past Creative Cocktail Hours