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Fall Poetry Event September 23, 2023

CAA in partnership with Cromwell Belden Library will hold a Poetry reading event on September 23, 2023. We are looking to spotlight local artists and their written work. If you are a writer or aspiring writer thirteen years or older, we are looking for you to participate.

The event will consist of the artists reading their submissions followed by a “talk back” where we can ask questions of the artists.


Second Annual Photography Contest - "CT River in Cromwell"

Photos must be taken along the CT River in Cromwell.

Prizes of $50 will be awarded to the winning photographers in each of these four categories:

  • Sunrise/Sunset

  • Boats/Watercrafts

  • Fish/Wildlife

  • Plants/Arbor Life


Cromwell Arts Alliance (CAA) Annual Poetry Event January 23, 2023

The artists will read their submissions and we will have an opportunity to have a “talk back” with the artists. There will have light refreshments and we invite all to attend and enjoy this event.

When: January 28, 2023, at 11 am

Where: Cromwell Belden Library


First Annual Photography Contest - "Rest in Peace"

Photos must be taken at the Cromwell Hillside Cemetery between Oct 15th and Oct 23rd.

Each photographer may enter up to three photos.

Photos will be judged in four categories:

  • History

  • Peacefulness

  • Uniqueness

  • Nature

Four prizes will be awarded (1 in each category). Winners will be announced on November 21st.


Holiday Season Paper Craft Night 2022

November 17th, 6:30pm at Senior Center, Cromwell Town Hall

Cost: $30 Per Person

All supplies included to make 4 greeting cards, mini cards that can also be used as gift tags, a gift card holder and a candy treat holder.  


Paper Craft Night

March 29, 2022, 6:30pm at First Congregational Church

Cost: $25 a person

All supplies included to make Greeting Cards, a Gift Card Holder and a Candy Holder Card!  


Virtual Poetry Night 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, the second annual Cromwell Arts Alliance Poetry Night was a virtual event. We solicited poems from the community and created a video compilation of all the submissions. Click the link below to launch the virtual poetry night video.


Slam Poetry & Short Story Event – January 4, 2020

Cromwell Arts Alliance in partnership with Cromwell Belden Public Library will hold a live performance of “slam poetry” or “spoken word poetry” and short story. 


Wreath Making

November 12, 2018, 7:00 pm at Cromwell Town Hall (Senior Center Room). Register before October 31

Cost:  $40 per person

All supplies and instructions are included (15” grapevine base, greens, berries, decorative accents, craft wire and wired ribbon bow.)


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