AREA — The Connecticut Art Trail is launching the state’s first virtual art trail at www.ctarttrail.org/virtual-trails/ and #VirtualTrail. Although the 22 world-class museums and historic sites of the trail are taking a break from their usual programming to ensure public safety, they have come together to create a virtual experience that art lovers can enjoy from home.
The #VirtualTrail experiences are for all ages and range from curator lectures to museum tours and special programs.
Specific offerings include links to audio tours, sneak peeks of upcoming exhibits, videos, coloring pages and more.
The Connecticut Art Trail will update their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CTArtTrail/, daily with interesting content, such as guided instructional videos, online programs for children and historical facts.
“Although our doors are physically closed, our members are working hard to bring positive content during this trying time in our communities,” said Carey Weber, volunteer president of the Connecticut Art Trail. “The Trail is celebrating 25 years and is happy to adapt to our patrons.”
Additionally, the #VirtualTrail is hosting “mini-contests” through the end of June to win free Connecticut Art Trail 25th Anniversary Edition Passports.
With this Passport, participants can visit all of the trail members to receive a stamp, virtually or in-person. Once the passport is filled with stamps, participants will be entered to win a grand prize at the end of the year.
Passports are also available for purchase at ctarttrail.org/.