Charter Oak offers nationally-recognized visual and performing arts programming to over 1,000 students across Hartford. Classes take place after school and during the summer, and enrollment is free of charge.
Charter Oak Cultural Center's innovative programs bring food, jobs and educational opportunities to community members experiencing hunger and homelessness.
We count on the generosity of our friends, volunteers and donors to make Charter Oak's award-winning programs a reality for the children and families of Hartford. Consider getting involved now!
From emerging, young painters to acclaimed photographers, Charter Oak is a haven for creative visual artists from across the region. Within our Our Gallery for Visual Arts, we curate an array of shows throughout the year.
Charter Oak Cultural Center feeds the soul by hosting an array of unique, thought-provoking, multicultural performances, exhibits and events in its Sanctuary for Performing Arts — a 150 person performance and event space in the heart of the historic Charter Oak complex.
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Charter Oak Cultural Center is a vibrant multi-cultural arts center committed to doing the work of social justice through the arts. Here’s how:
Our Youth Arts Institute offers audition and tuition-free classes in the arts to Hartford youth ages six through eighteen.
Our Beat of the Street programming provides educational and employment opportunities to the homeless community.
We are stewards of the historic building we call home, the first synagogue build in Connecticut, and are dedicated to preserving the building and its inspiring legacy.
A former synagogue located in a Hispanic neighborhood, hosting an African-American event that is attended by people of all ethnicities – how cool is that?