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Arts & Culture

Why We (He)ART Waterbury!

Waterbury’s arts and music scene is vibrant and energized, and that’s just how we like it. We even have a weekend-long event celebrating the arts - Waterbury Arts Fest - an annual summer event showcasing artisans and musicians from across the region. It draws visitors from near and far for a day filled with food, music, fun, and art.

Waterbury embraces the arts year round, with a variety of galleries, shops, and performance spaces to suit all art lovers. Many places also offer classes and workshops, or carry arts and craft materials to keep your hands busy and minds creating even after you leave town.

Check out the complete list of arts & culture in Waterbury. Don't forget to use Waterbury Bucks as you support our local businesses!

Looking to add a few more stops onto the art tour? Pair it with these other great self-guided tours!


Individuals walking along Stowe Street with historic buildings nearbyTOUR HISTORIC WATERBURY

Take a step back in time and explore Waterbury’s history. We invite you to meander down our back roads and side streets for beautiful vistas and interesting buildings, old and new.




Red building in a clearing among colorful foliageTAKE THE WINDSHIELD TOUR

One of the best ways to discover more of Waterbury is by winding along the waters and through the trees on a scenic drive. Stop and stretch your legs along the way, or just stick to the windshield tour. You can’t go wrong no matter how you decide to explore these vistas!