Guests of ours at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury have a fine lineup of arts-and-culture destinations near at hand in our dynamic and cosmopolitan Fairfield County hub. Here are some of the great options in our greater neighborhood—awesome spots for edifying and inspiring daytrips from our boutique hotel!
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut provides a wide variety of artistic experiences and showcases at venues throughout the region, from art exhibitions at the @287 Gallery & Meeting Place of its Danbury headquarters to big-name concerts at the nearby Ridgefield Playhouse. Current and upcoming shows here in Danbury put on by the Alliance include In Golden Dreams: The Collective Artworks of Amy Salerno at Danbury City Hall through June 28th; Hybrids: An Exhibition of Paintings by Annette Womack at Hancock Hall from April 23rd through June 29th; and FACES: Works by Larry Morse at @287 Gallery, the opening party for which takes place the evening of May 4th.
The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield (just a short drive from Danbury) provides an artistic outlet for all ages through its Escape to the Arts program. Escape to the Arts includes a gallery open on weekdays as well as a rich lineup of daily art classes and Saturday workshops.
The past comes alive at the Danbury Railway Museum, which has turned the city’s historic train station and rail yard into a showcase for regional rail heritage. More than 70 vintage locomotives, train cars, and other rail equipment are on display here; the collection includes a venerable turntable built for Danbury’s New Haven Railroad yard in 1917. The Danbury Railway Museum offers guided tours, train rides, and a busy lineup of annual events.
The Art Spot offers a plethora of fine-arts classes for both children and adults from its Danbury studio center: watercolors, oil painting, acrylics, drawing, cartooning, animation, sculpture work, and more. Along with the regular classes, the school offers “Try-It” workshops for those who can’t commit to a full course schedule—a pretty great option for Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury guests!
Another community treasure is the Danbury Music Centre, which puts on concerts by the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Danbury Concert Chorus, and other classical performances at its beautiful 19th-century building on Main Street.
Appreciating Arts & Culture in Danbury, CT With Hotel Zero Degrees Accommodations
The above mentioned are only a sampling of the cultural attractions and activities you can enjoy from a luxurious perch at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury. Come explore what our region has to offer!