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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Open House Today At Greater Hartford Welcome Center

Can it be that bad if there's money for this billboard?

For those of us who don't wait for the last minute and simply order gifts off the internet, here's an idea that triples as a gift, support for the arts in our fine city, and a tax deduction! That's really a trifecta not found in many places. Today the Greater Hartford Arts Council will host a day-long festive  holiday party to celebrate the Greater Hartford Welcome Center and the Let*s GO Arts! Holiday Promotion. During the open house morning visitors can dine on cookies and other snacks while afternoon visitors can enjoy some free wine and cheese. Seriously, how does anyone turn down free wine and cheese? We plan to be all over the havarati and brie so be sure to get there before we devour it all.

                                  ABOUT THE LET*S GO ARTS! HOLIDAY PROMOTION

Those who donate $50 to the United Arts Campaign are automatically enrolled in the Let*s GO Arts! program, where they receive 2-for-1 tickets and discounted admission to plays, concerts, movies, and museums, 10%-20% off local area restaurants, discounted classes, local services, and more.

With the Let*s GO Arts! Holiday Promotion, current Let*s GO Arts! members can gift an additional membership to another for $25. Non-Let*s GO Arts! members can donate $50 and receive a membership, in addition to giving another $25 to share the membership with a friend. More information can be found here.

WHEN:        TODAY, December 8, 10am-3pm; 4pm-7pm.
WHERE:     Greater Hartford Arts Council, 100 Pearl Street, First Floor, Hartford, CT 06103.

EVENT:       During the afternoon, visitors can enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies and other snacks. In the evening, a free light wine and cheese reception will be held. Throughout the day, attendees who donate and receive Let*s GO Arts! memberships can participate in a drawing where they can win gift certificates to restaurants like Salute and Black Eyed Sally’s, free tickets to performances at Hartford Stage, Harford Symphony Orchestra, and Ballet Theatre Company, and other holiday trinkets.

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