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.
Swinging for over 10 years at Pizzeria Lauretano, award winning live Jazz is now at La Zingara Ristorante (highly rated by Zagat). World class musicians who’ve played with some of your favorite groups are at your doorstep in historic downtown Bethel. See old friends and make new ones at communal tables. Seating is limited so bring your friends and book now.
La Zingara Ristorante, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT,
Seating at 6:30, jazz from 7 to 9
Tickets $15 at BrownPaper Tickets
$20 at the door. Dinner and drinks a la carte
Jeff McGill, piano Tom Devino, drums Lou Pappas, bass
“McGill’s very hot quartet all have musical mastery, innovative imaginations, and tune into each other beautifully.”
–New York music critic Richmond Shepard
Ken Gioffre, saxophone, currently tours and records with Smokey Robinson. He’s performed or recorded with Nancy Wilson, B. B. King, Dianne Reeves, Tito Puente, Mose Allison, Ruth Brown, The Temptations, Dr. John and many others. https://youtu.be/Ll5M9D2I5Qg
UPCOMING – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Thursday, November 15, Ray Blue Trio
Byrd’s Books and Bethel Arts welcome local painter Linda Hansen-Redomonti for her exhibit
“Colorful Random: Various Works in Watercolor.”
The exhibit runs from June 1 through July 8 with an opening reception at 6:30 pm on June 1st. This event is free and open to the public, and no RSVP required. We hope to see you there!
Byrd’s books is located at 126 Greenwood Ave., Bethel CT.
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.
Your support makes all of our programs possible and will be the catalyst for our future growth.
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.