Art center grand opening
Windsor - posted Aug, 23 2013
WINDSOR - Like clockwork, the northbound train will pull into Windsor Station at 11:22 a.m., but on one Wednesday in early September, passengers will witness the official transformation of the Windsor Station to the Windsor Art Center Studios, home to working artists and future classes and workshops in the visual arts. The public is invited to join art center members and directors, along with town officials and other local dignitaries, in celebrating the grand opening of the Windsor Art Center Studios. The event will occur on the station platform at 35 Central St. at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Following the dedication, attendees are invited to tour the studios, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Located in the center of historic Windsor, Windsor Station was originally built in 1870 as the Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot and rebuilt to its original Victorian architecture by the town of Windsor, Amtrak and the Greater Hartford Transit District in 1988, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Artists may rent studio space, and any artists who are interested in teaching may propose a visual arts class or classes for adult learners. A former freight house, also restored, is located nearby and now houses the Windsor Art Center exhibition space. The art center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting visual and performing arts by showcasing the works of a variety of artists working in diverse media and genres.