Five Points Gallery
Five Points Gallery, located in Torrington, CT, is one of New England’s outstanding visual art venues. It started as a pop-up gallery, expecting to be open for only one season. It was so well received, that it grew into a permanent entity.
Judith McElhone, Five Point's Founding Executive Director, contacted WEI for assistance in planning the gallery's strategic growth. WEI has been involved in the strategic planning process and in helping to shape the gallery's online presence over the last several years.
Today the gallery’s guest book documents visitors from nearly every city in Connecticut, 15 states and 7 countries. Committed to the exhibition of high quality professional art, Five Points does not represent a stable of artists. In 2016 alone, Five Points exhibited 72 exceptional regional, national and international artists.
The gallery’s outreach program includes the presentation of public arts projects such as the Torrington Yarn Bomb and a lecture series featuring prominent art world figures. Most recently, Five Points has formed a Strategic Partnership with Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, which has resulted in the celebrated Launchpad program, which provides inexpensive shared studio space for graduates of the art school.
Five Points Gallery’s mission is: To Champion and nurture artists at all stages of their careers and to empower a diverse community through the presentation of inspiring exhibitions and educational initiatives. For more information go to www.fivepointsgallery.org.