Celebrate Creativity and Culture

here... in Bethel, Connecticut

What is Bethel Arts?

Bethel Arts is a community-based volunteer group that seeks to promote, build and support all facets of the arts and creative culture in the town of Bethel, CT.

Our membership includes area artists of all sorts, educators, businesses and audiences that know the importance of building and sustaining a vibrant creative community. From music to theatre to visual arts to new media, we aim to generate an atmosphere of collaboration, growth, and vitality in our town.

By bringing Bethel’s culture and arts to the forefront, we will enhance our town’s standing as a regional destination.

Bethel Artist Michael Vaughan @ LaZingara

Opening reception: Thursday May 3

La Zingara
8 P.T. Barnum Square, Bethel, CT

Bethel artist/musician Michael Vaughan is exhibiting his paintings at La Zingara restaurant. You will recognize many musicians in his lively portraits. Other paintings on exhibit display the diversity of Vaughan’s painting style, from abstracts to streetscapes. Mark your calendar!

Photography exhibit at Byrd’s Books!

Opening reception Friday April 13, 2018   @ 6:30


Byrd’s Books and Bethel Arts welcome photographer Heather Monroe and her show entitled “Emerge”.

This body of work conveys individuals struggling with identity and discovering the courage to experience joy.

Join us for an art opening and wine and cheese reception celebrating this impressive work.
This event is free and open to the public.


Now through 2018

Bethel Sculpture Walk! New pieces of original sculpture have popped up all throughout downtown! Many pieces are available for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Bethel Arts.

Check out our Sculpture Walk Online Tour!

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Donate to support Bethel Arts!

Your support makes all of our programs possible and will be the catalyst for our future growth. Please consider a tax deductible donation to Bethel Arts!

Bethel Arts is a division of Hometown Bethel, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization.

What we're up to

We have lots of big plans, but we need your participation to make them happen.

We’re reaching out – engaging area residents, schools, businesses and artists to take an active role and participate and support arts & culture locally.

We’re building – working with Bethel’s property owners to secure currently vacant storefronts for use as active art studios, pop-up galleries, and performance spaces.

We’re planning – fun events for the community that span the arts, and classes and workshops that get residents of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity.