Welcoming You Back at Real Art Ways

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Welcoming You Back

Beginning Thursday, July 23 Real Art Ways galleries will be open.

Since the shutdown we have been planning how to safely welcome people back to our space. Here are some steps we have taken:

-Our internal Covid-19 task force has been meeting weekly, covering all aspects of re-opening.

-We are paying attention, first and foremost, to the science. Sten H. Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, has been leading sessions on reopening Connecticut art venues. Real Art Ways has participated in each session, touching on all aspects of re-opening. Dr. Vermund has been extremely helpful, focusing on what to do, and how to think about it.

 -We are in communication with colleagues – museums, theaters, cinemas, and arts centers, nationally and locally, sharing best practices and information.

The health and well being of our guests, staff, and community are our top priority.

Gallery Hours:

Thursday through Saturday 11 to 3

11am to Noon: Real Art Ways members only.

Noon to 3pm: Open to the Public

(Monday through Wednesday, Real Art Ways Members may also visit by appointment. Email Neil Daigle Orians.)

Please Keep In Mind:

If you are not feeling well, stay home.

Once You Get Here:

You will be required to wear a face mask at all times during your visit.


Front of Real Art Ways Cafe

Check-in upon arrival at the front counter.


Red floor marker denoting six feet of distance between parties

Maintain a minimum physical distance of 6 feet from people not in your party.


Maximum capacity in the galleries and public spaces at one time will be 20 people.


distanced tables and chairs set up in the gallery

We have set up tables and chairs in the main gallery that are distanced. You are welcome to sit in the space. There is no time limit for your stay.


Rigorous cleaning and safety protocols in accordance with the CDC and state guidelines are in place:

We have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building for your use.

We have implemented heightened cleaning protocols, and high contact surfaces will be cleaned every 30 minutes.

We have upgraded our air filtration system and we have increased the fresh air intake in the building.

Our staff is receiving up to date safety and wellness training.

Staff members perform a temperature check before each shift.

Staff members wear a mask and use gloves per CDC and state guidelines.

We are encouraging credit card transactions for contactless pay.


Plexiglass partition at the Cafe

Plexiglass guards have been installed at the Cafe.


Plexiglass partitions at bathroom sink

Plexiglass guards have been installed between the sinks in the restrooms.


Socially distanced waiting queue

Please follow any directional paths you encounter to move through the galleries.

Floor markers have been placed to remind you of the minimum 6 ft. of spacing per party.


Cleaning wipes out for use

Cleaning wipes are available for you to touch high contact surfaces or to wipe down high contact surfaces after use.


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