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  • "Visions Of Tomorrow" SHACK Fundraiser Sunday

    Within weeks of 12/14, former classmates of the Newtown High School Class of ’87 decided to form a children’s arts center to help children, victims, families, and survivors heal through the arts.

    The SHACK (Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids) was established, and organizers were able to host their first event on January 21, even before they found a location to host their efforts.

  • SHACK Looking For Creative Ways To Continue Into The Summer

    Wendy Leahy Mitchell, Newtown High Class of ‘87 and founder/director of The SHACK (The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids), is hoping a combination of direct public support, grants, nominal fees for activities, and strategic fundraising will keep her cozy little refuge for those still feeling the effects of 12/14 available for the community.  A fundraiser on April 28 will feature an auction of art created by local children as well as celebrities including Edie Falco and Regis Philbin.

  • Imagine Project Workshops At The SHACK During Spring Break Week

    The Brooklyn-based Imagine Project will present a free theater workshop for Sandy Hook and Newtown children ages 5-18 during spring break week, April 14-19, from 1 to 4 pm each day, at The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK). 

    The Imagine Project Inc, a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded by Bill Bartlett in 1992 and is dedicated to nurturing a child’s creativity through the arts.

  • NHS Students Helping The SHACK

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) has found support from the Newtown High School Creative Arts Council, which has provided artwork and volunteers following the center’s inception.

    According to SHACK, its mission is to provide a safe haven for the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown for them to heal, create, and explore various art forms.

  • Upcoming Events At The SHACK, April 6-20

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and other creative mediums such as music, art, theater, dance, and more.

    The SHACK is at 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, in Suite 104 — the tan building that formerly housed the Life’s a Peach boutique.

  • Commemorating Dylan Hockley With His Favorite Color

    A large purple butterfly on the building’s front door greeted Newtown Bee employees on Friday, March 8, to honor Dylan Hockley, one of the student victims on 12/14, on what would have been his seventh birthday.

    Both HealingNewtown Arts Space and the Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) held events to commemorate the day with crafts and Dylan’s favorite color, purple.

  • SHACK Announces New Workshops & Classes For All Ages; Special Program On March 8

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and other creative mediums such as music, art, theater, dance, and more.

    The SHACK is at 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, in Suite 104 — the tan building that formerly housed the Life’s a Peach boutique.

    Upcoming workshops and special events include the following:

  • Pop-In Art Session

    Pop-In Art Session, 4-5:30 pm, The SHACK, 100 Church Hill Road (Suite 104), children invited to paint two canvases, one to take home and the other to auction during Visions of Tomorrow Show & Sale in April, art sessions each Monday and Friday in March and April; 203-304-9555, SandyHookArtsCenter.org.

  • SHACK Winter Session Registration Open

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) winter ten-week session of classes will begin on March 11 and runs through May 25.

    Registration is by mail or in studio during studio hours (check website). Class cost is $150 per student per session plus an $25 annual registration fee.

    Checks should be made payable to AaTS (SHACK’s partners), with SHACK in the memo line. Mail to Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids, 100 Church Hill Road — Suite 104, Sandy Hook CT 06482.