Here it is, May, and another performing arts season is coming to a close. It has been an exciting year of welcoming old friends, making new ones and seeing the theater full of patrons enjoying and appreciating the arts. We have appreciated the support of all our patrons, donors and sponsors throughout the year. It’s wonderful to see the arts alive and well in the Schauer Center.
The 21st anniversary season wraps up May 6 with a favorite returning to Pike’s Peak and the Cabaret series—The Whiskeybelles. Enjoy a casual evening with these three wonderful ladies of Country. The Schauer School of the Arts is also wrapping up the Winter/Spring session. Dance students will demonstrate their talents during the Leaps and Bounds showcases May 13 and 14. Anytime you are at the Schauer, take in the new Art Gallery display going in May 5. Hartford artist Linda Ireland will share her unique creations of Pour Art. The public is invited to an opening reception for the display, Friday, May 13, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm.
Keep an eye out for the 2022–23 season line-up to be announced at the end of May! As always, season subscribers will have first chance to purchase tickets, then Friends of the Schauer (minimum $50 donation), then the general public. Exciting shows for everyone are coming.
Exciting news! THE SCHAUER COURTYARD MUSIC AND MARKET! Schauer outdoor events begin June 9 and will occur every Thursday (except July 21) this summer! Enjoy live music in the outdoor courtyard, food trucks and beverages every week. A new addition this summer—partnering with the Hartford Chamber weeknight market. The farm and artisan market which previously took place in the Library parking lot on Wednesday nights will move to the Schauer Courtyard, on Thursday nights. Get your market, music and refreshments all in one place. The Courtyard is a family friendly event. On some Courtyard nights, an art activity will be provided free of charge for kids and adults. Paint rocks for fun garden décor or make a feather to become part of a wing display. Check the website for all the details and dates.
Summer will also bring a new session of School of the arts classes for youth and adults. From dance to theater to visual arts there is something for everyone. Dance, art, music and theater for kids, Happy Dance Hour or Wine and Art for adults. Pick up a brochure or check the website for all the choices.
Join the Courtyard fun, take a class yourself, introduce your child to dance or theater, it’s all here. Summer is the ideal time to explore something new. What’s your secret arts passion?