Big Red for the Arts

March 9, 2017 | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

VIP Premier Wine Tasting: 5:30 – 6:30pm | NIXS Hartford - 40 Front Street, Hartford 
Grand Tasting (Main Event): 6:30 – 9:00pm | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro -  32 Front Street, Hartford 

"When you're passionate about something, you support it."
 - Millard Pryor
Show YOUR support for the arts! Join us at Big Red for the Arts to celebrate the arts in our community and kick-off the 2017 United Arts Campaign. Enjoy special live performances by local artists, signature dishes from the area's best restaurants, local spirits and international wines! 

During the VIP reception, we’ll be honoring the Pryor Family for their incredible commitment to our arts and cultural community. Please join us as we honor Claire and Esther Pryor. 

New this year! Live musical and dance performances that speak to the healing power of the arts from:
Cuatro Puntos presenting "Celebrating Deaf Musical Culture"
Sonia Plumb Dance Company presenting "Changing Perspective" 
Hartford Opera Theater presenting "Opera Without Borders"
Mixashawn presenting "Sound Evolution" 

Featuring: Grants Restaurant, The Capital Grille, Bear's Smokehouse, Harlan Brasserie, NoRA Cupcake Company, MarWin Farm, Hartford Flavor Company, WayPoint Spirits, Hooker Brewery and much more!

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Contributing Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Patrick Gingras of Essex Financial Services

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Thursday March 09
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us to celebrate Big Red for the Arts to kick-off the 2017 United Arts Campaign and honor the Pryor Family for their incredible commitment to our community! Current grantees: please call Kristin Hoffman at 860-525-8629 x 227 for exclusive pricing!
Event registration summary
Big Red for the Arts 2017:
Grand Tasting
VIP Premier Wine Tasting
All proceeds support the Arts Council's 2017 United Arts Campaign, which supports arts organizations and programs that keep our communities strong and vibrant - providing educational opportunities for thousands of residents, revitalizing neighborhoods, celebrating diversity, and driving the local economy. 

Honoring the Pryor Family

Through their philanthropic spirit, devotion to our community and belief that you support what you’re passionate about, the Pryors have helped shape the arts and cultural landscape of Greater Hartford. Please join us for the VIP reception as we honor Claire and Esther Pryor.

Everyone wins!

This year we’re adding a wine pull, so everyone can go home a winner! Purchase your wine pull ticket at the event for $25 and you could walk away with a bottle worth up to $175. 

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