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Cromwell Arts Alliance (CAA) Annual Poetry Event 

In continued support of local artists, CAA in partnership with Cromwell Belden Library will hold a Poetry reading event in January 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 be part of our event. 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"

​The photo contest is open to all ages.

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

You must complete the Photo Contest Entry Form and Waiver and submit it by Monday Nov 7th.

All submissions can be emailed to or you can submit your printed photo(s) (max size 8x10) to CAA, c/o Rosemary Matus, 4 Blackhaw Dr, Cromwell, Ct 06416.

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


Holiday Season Paper Craft Night 2022

Thursday November 17th 2022 - 6:30pm

Senior Center, Cromwell Town Hall

41 West St,  Cromwell, CT

$30 Per Person

Details: Join the Cromwell Arts Alliance for a creative Paper Craft Night.  We will be making 4 greeting cards, mini cards that can also be used as gift tags, a gift card holder and a candy treat holder!  All supplies included, actual designs and colors may vary a bit.  All proceeds go towards funding CAA Scholarships for Cromwell residents as well as supporting and sponsoring artistic endeavors in town.  Event limited to 20 people.  After completing your purchase, please email with the name(s), phone number(s) and preferred email address(es) for yourself and/or any other attendees your purchase covered.  We look forward to seeing you!



Paper Craft Night

Tuesday March 29, 2022, at 6:30pm

First Congregational Church

355 Main St, Cromwell, CT 06416

$25 a person

Details: Join Cromwell Arts Alliance for a creative Paper Craft Night!  All supplies included to make Greeting Cards, a Gift Card Holder and a Candy Holder Card!  All proceeds go towards funding CAA Scholarships for Cromwell Residents as well as supporting and sponsoring artistic events in town.  Event limited to 15 people.


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 (thanks to Mason Beiter) of all the submissions. Thank you to all the artists who submitted their work and thank you to all the volunteers that lent their voices to the poems.

We hope you enjoy these remarkable works, and these gorgeous scenes of our beautiful town. 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. Slam Poetry is simply a term used to refer to poems that are performed. Slam Poetry or Spoken Word Poetry (or performance poetry) is simply poetry that's written to be performed. One must not judge a spoken word poem simply by reading it, because the performance is 50% of the experience.

Event Parameters:

  • Participants must be thirteen or older

  • Submission must be performed live on 1/4/20 (at Cromwell Belden Public Library)

  • Performance should be 3 – 5 minutes

  • Pieces need to be submitted by 12/6/19

  • Writers will be notified by 12/13/19

  • Free event and open to the public


Wreath Making

Date:  Nov 12, 2018

Time:  7:00 pm

Place:  Cromwell Town Hall (Senior Center Room)

Cost:  $40 per person

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


Come enjoy a fun filled evening with friends and go home with a beautiful hand made Holiday wreath.  

Light refreshments will be served.


Only 25 spots available.  Register before Oct 31st by mailing a check to:


Cromwell Arts Alliance

PO Box 232

Cromwell CT 06416-0232

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