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Futures Inc. Presents: ‘Art From the Heart’ Reception

November 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

During the month of November, the Art Center at Futures will present the Art from the Heart exhibition and art sale that includes 25 works by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center at 605 Main Street.

A meet and greet with the artists will take place Nov. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. to which all are welcome, according to a news release.

Artworks were created in the art program at Futures, which strives to change “the future for students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through artistic expression and small business development,” according to a news release. Those enrolled are given “the opportunity to experiment with different artistic mediums to discover their passions and preferred creative outlets,” the announcement said.

“Futures Inc. empowers individuals to establish a micro enterprise to sell their artwork and gain local exposure for their work through events and exhibitions,” it continued.

“With art, the possibilities for creativity and self-expression are endless,” Futures Director Denise Smith said in the statement. “The creative work coming out of The Art Center goes a long way in demonstrating the unique abilities and economic opportunities for individuals with IDD. Each consumer’s development has been a joy to see, and their work belongs alongside other great local artists at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center.”

Futures programs provide educational support, mentoring, transition planning, job training and placement, independent living and recreation, and community volunteerism for students and adults. For information, email


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November 11, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT
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