The Hartford Arts Scene Is Just a Day Trip Away from Blandford

The Hartford arts are just a day trip away from your Blandford Bed and Breakfast. Blandford is found in Hampden County, Massachusetts. This picture perfect town sits near the Green Mountains. It's also a favorite summer destination for nearby townsfolk. Hartford, Connecticut is about an hour's drive from Blandford. Hartford is the place you drive to when you want to experience art and culture. The arts scene in Hartford is worth taking a day trip. Here is BBonline's guide to get you started.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-2670
www.wadsworthatheneum.org

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is considered the oldest known public art museum in the United States. It features a number of traveling, permanent and temporary artwork. There are contemporary, European and American classics from artists like Dali and Miro. The public has been very generous to the museum. A number of patrons donate precious silver, porcelain and furniture to the museum's permanent collections. You'll see these fine exhibits as you tour Wadsworth. Contact this museum for more information and admission fees.

Joseloff Gallery
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4090
www.joseloffgallery.org

This gallery is located on the University of Hartford. The Joseloff Gallery joined the Hartford arts scene in 1989 with just one exhibition. It quickly expanded into a great number of exciting exhibits of sculptures and paintings. If you enjoy learning about art, gallery talks and lectures are provided throughout the year. You can catch one on your visit to Blandford. There's no admission fee to visit the Joseloff Gallery.

The Greater Hartford Welcome Center and Pearl Street Gallery
100 Pearl St
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 244-0253

The Greater Hartford Welcome Center is where you visit for information on art galleries, tours and other things to do in Hartford. It provides a list of more than 300 art venues and cultural attractions. Inside the center is the Pearl Street Gallery. You'll find numerous art exhibits at this gallery. The center and gallery are both open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's free to the public.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 249-1207
www.charteroakcenter.org

Your guide to the Hartford arts scene takes you to a place with many types of cultural attractions. The Charter Oak Cultural Center offers dance, art, film and theater. You can purchase tickets to a number of entertainment options pertaining to the arts. Special events are also offered to the public all year long. These events include jazz performances, art exhibits and theater shows. For tickets or more information regarding upcoming events, art exhibits and dance performances, contact the center's office.

Artworks Gallery
233 Pearl St
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 247-3522

The Artwork Gallery displays both local and regional art. It's a good place for art lectures and talks. The gallery is mostly comprised of visual art. You can visit Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's also open on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Once you arrive at your Blandford Inn, add the Hartford arts scene to your itinerary.