The Northwest CT Artists Sunday Initiative takes place on November 27th

TORRINGTON – The NWCT Arts Council is hosting “Artists’ Sunday” on November 11th. 27

Artist Sunday falls between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday. It’s a day when residents are encouraged to shop from local artists for special and unique handmade gifts this holiday season.

The Arts Council have compiled a directory of over 250 local artist online shops, making browsing and shopping fun and easy. The directory can be found at .

All items listed are handmade in the region. The directory includes a variety of categories including pottery, original art, jewelry, apparel, furniture, home decor, prints and photographs, stationery, literature and books, commissioned work, music, bath and herbal products, and gifts for children. Shoppers can also filter by city and buy from artists in their own hometown.

The NWCT Arts Council sponsors Artists Sunday as part of its mission to support local artists through promotion and advocacy.

“We want to encourage people to shop from local artists on Artists Sunday and during this holiday shopping season,” said program coordinator DaSilva Wata. “Artists in our area have amazing things to offer. We hope our participation in Artist Sunday will help future customers connect with the right artist for their holiday shopping list.”

Artists from the region and across the country participate in Artists’ Sunday, representing a full range of art, handcrafted items, experiences and performances. The directory is free for artists to list their online stores. If you are an artist interested in getting involved please visit

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council’s mission is to engage the public in building a strong and connected arts and cultural community essential to the economic development and collective well-being of the 25-city region it serves. Access to arts and culture is a universal human right that fulfills both a social and a psychological need. The Arts Council supports a vibrant, vital and necessary component of the community through advertising and advocacy.

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is supported in part by the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, CT Humanities, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Housatonic Heritage.